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Atlanta, GA, United States, 2013/02/04 - Priority Payment Systems, a top 50 U.S. credit card processor, is awarded the Certified Payments Professional™ (CPP) designation by the Electronic Transactions Association - PPSsales.com.
Priority Payment Systems South East, a leading provider of advanced merchant processing services, has earned distinguished recognition as a Certified Payments Professional™ (CPP) by the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA). The ETA, the premier trade association for the payments processing industry, created the CPP certification program to recognize those professionals in the industry who demonstrate a thorough knowledge of their profession as well as a commitment to professionalism and personal integrity. As a result of increasing governmental scrutiny and regulation, growing security and compliance requirements, and a host of emerging issues and trends, today’s payments professionals need to have a broad knowledge of the industry, the challenges and forces shaping its future. They must demonstrate mastery not only of sales, but of pricing and interchange; business process, operations and workflow; products and solutions; risk; and regulatory, compliance and security matters as well.
With the ETA CPP designation, ETA codifies the significant increase in knowledge required of payments professionals on the job.
Every person who earns the ETA CPP designation has:
• A minimum of one to three years experience in the payments industry;
• Been recommended by a supervisor or manager from a company in the payments industry;
• Completed and passed a rigorous examination developed by industry experts and conducted by an independent testing firm that is not affiliated with any entity in the payments industry;
• Agreed to abide by the Electronic Transaction Association’s Code of Conduct; and
• Agreed to pursue continuing education credits as a requirement of recertification every three years.
“To our knowledge we are one of the only processors in the country to have every new application reviewed by an individual with the CPP tm credential” said Layne Gerstel, Priority Payment Systems South East President. The CPP™ credential signifies that Priority Payment Systems South has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today's complex electronic payments.
Priority Payment Systems (ppssales.com) is one of the top 50 bank card processors in the industry and is leading the Next Generation of Bank Card Processing with exciting new technologies, competitive pricing and world-class service and support. Priority Payment Systems enables merchants to accept credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, electronic checks and check conversion. Sales efforts focus on merchant acquisition through Independent Sales Organizations (ISO), Sales Agent offices, Financial Institutions, Independent Contractors, and Referral Partners.