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:
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.
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
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.