Check Payment Systems Association
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Why be a part of CPSA?

The Check Payment Systems Association is dedicated to the security, integrity, and convenience of checks, America's preferred payment method. Our membership is open to all businesses that support the check payments system, including check printers, paper and ink manufacturers, payment services companies, and providers of hardware and software products used in check handling.

CPSA has been active on various issues that affect the check payment system. These include:

  • Check Fraud. CPSA spearheaded the first national response to the escalating problem of check fraud in 1994, when CPSA members developed a set of voluntary guidelines to combat the production of illicit checks through computer scanning, laser printing and photocopying. All of the largest check printing corporations in North America now support these guidelines and print customer checks with the latest in high-technology security features. 
  • Legislation. Whether it is a state house debate over opening an account and check printing procedures, or federal proposals targeting identity fraud, CPSA has represented the interests of the check payments system.
  • Standards. CPSA has worked closely with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) committees that addresses check issues, and has been formally recognized by the American Standards Committee X9B Subcommittee for its work in the area of check fraud prevention. CPSA has been named by ASC X9B as the registration authority for check printers using the "Padlock" icon to signify the presence of security features on checks.

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CPSA Membership Dues Structure

REGULAR MEMBER: Any firm, corporation or operating division of a corporation engaged in the manufacture, distribution, sales or marketing of goods or services used in support of the check payment system.

This includes but is not limited to check & MICR document printers; suppliers of goods and services to the check printing industry; electronic check processors; value-added checking account services; check correction supplies companies; check bulk filing equipment suppliers; check authorization, verification and guarantee companies; security paper/check stock suppliers, MICR ink suppliers; check processors and clearinghouses; check processing hardware and software suppliers; signature verification systems suppliers; point-of-service (POS) check reading equipment and software suppliers; check fraud and float management software suppliers; check couriers/transport companies; MICR printer and software companies; check/document imaging software and systems suppliers; and financial services consulting companies.

 

Total Membership Fee
Less than $5M $685
More than $5M but less than $10M $1,315
More than $10M but less than $20M $2,365
More than $20M but less than $30M $3,360
More than $30M but less than $80M $4,885
More than $80M but less than $100M $10,135
More than $100M but less than $300M $19,950
More than $300M but less than $600M  $34,545
More than $600M $56,595

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBER: Any firm, corporation or operating division of a corporation not eligible for Regular membership using the goods and services provided in support of the check payment system.

This includes but is not limited to financial institutions; retail sales organizations; check cashing services; and check collection companies.

Membership fee: $3,000


 
AFFILIATE MEMBER: Any not-for-profit organization or government agency having an interest in the security, efficiency or operation of the check payment system

Membership fee: $650

CPSA is a Section 501(c)(6) nonprofit association. As such, contributions or gifts to this association are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. However, dues payments are deductible for most members under Section 162 of the IRS Code as an ordinary and necessary business expense.
 


 

 
Check Payment Systems Association
2025 M Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036-3309
Phone: (202) 367-1144
Fax: (202) 367-2144