Membership Information

Want to learn more about APP Membership?  You have come to the right place!

Membership with APP provides you and your organization with the tools and resources to help shape your career and the future of payments.  The APP community is based on helping others succeed and collaborating to safeguard the payment ecosystem.
  • Establish meaningful connections with your peers and expand your network 
  • Gain valuable industry insight and education to help your organization and grow your career
  • Share and access information to help you manage risk, prevent fraud and stay secure
  • Improve leadership and communication skills through volunteer and speaking opportunities
  • Participate in ongoing and new programs with a growing community of payment and law enforcement professionals

APP offers three distinct categories of membership. Each category is unique.

All membership applications are reviewed by volunteers on the Membership Committee.  Most applications are reviewed within business days, but additional delays may occur during some parts of the year.  Applicants receive limited member benefits while the Committee conducts its review.  

New Members - Dues rates posted are effective for new members as of 1/31/24.  The APP Board approved maintaining dues at these rates until 6/1/2025. 
Current Members -Dues rates posted will be in effect starting 6/1/24. Any one with a renewal date before 6/1/24 will pay the previous rates. 

APP does not have individual members at this time, although we are currently evaluating models to support this option.

Starting May 2021, APP membership provides organizations the ability to enroll an unlimited number of their employees into their membership without an increased membership fee.  We still provide a reduced rate option for small organizations with 1-2 employees.  

Please select the category of membership that best matches your organization type.  If you have any questions on which category of membership would be the right fit or other membership questions, please contact us, and one of our awesome volunteers or a staff member will be happy to assist you!

Payment Member

Businesses offering direct or indirect access to payment processing functionality, including ACH capabilities. This category can include but is not limited to acquirers, ISO & MSPs, payment facilitators, MSBs, or bill payment organizations.

Join as Payment Member

Regulatory & Law Enforcement

Applies to all the major card brands, PCI SSC, and Nacha. It includes regulatory enforcement agencies, agencies that protect consumers from unfair and abusive practices, and law enforcement. It also includes staff from partner associations with aligned missions, such as Paytech Women and ETA.  Active academics and researchers investigating payment technologies to address payment risk, fraud prevention, and related topics are invited to join this category.

Join as Regulatory & Law Enforcement

Solution Partner

Businesses offering solutions or services to support risk management, underwriting, compliance, or legal, support or solutions. This category can include but is not limited to payment hardware or software providers, industry consultants, Merchant Monitoring Service Provider (MMSP), or CI/data security solutions, and any person or organization engaged in the practice of law.
Join as Solution Partner