As an independent, not-for-profit business association, the Merchant Risk Council's mission is to facilitate collaboration between eCommerce payments and risk professionals. Year-round, the MRC provides valuable resources to its members that include proprietary educational content, webinars, best practices, industry trends, benchmarking reports, and whitepapers. The MRC is proud to offer an on-demand education option called RAPID Edu, which stands for Risk And Payments Industry Development. RAPID Edu provides users with the flexibility to take courses any time of the day, any day of the year, anywhere in the world. Learners also have the option to complete a portion of a course, then resume it later at a convenient time.

MRC RAPID Edu Courses

The MRC offers three RAPID Edu options, Chargeback Essentials and our brand new Fraud Essentials and Payment Essentials courses.


Course Topics

Course Length

Chargeback Essentials

  • Introduction to chargebacks
  • Resolving chargebacks
  • Chargebacks and payment card schemes
  • Introduction to chargeback metrics and solutions
  • Preventing chargebacks

~1.5 - 2 hours

MRC RAPID Edu Chargeback Essentials

Fraud Essentials

  • Impact of eCommerce fraud across the ecosystem
  • Account, transaction, and digital footprint data
  • Common fraud patterns
  • Key performance indicators and fraud mitigation best practices

~4 - 5 hours

MRC RAPID Edu Fraud Essentials

Payment Essentials

  • Card-based payments and processing
  • The banking industry, bank payments, and regulations
  • Wallets and mobile wallets
  • Non-card payments

~4 - 5 hours

MRC RAPID Edu Payment Essentials

RAPID Edu Course Pricing

As an added member benefit, MRC members receive significantly discounted pricing for RAPID Edu courses. Chargeback Essentials is priced at only $99 for MRC members (plus applicable taxes). Non-members may take the course at the non-member price of $399 (plus applicable taxes).

The Fraud and Payment Essentials courses are available for just $199 each for MRC members (plus applicable taxes). Non-members may take these courses at the non-member price of $999 each (plus applicable taxes).

To take any of the MRC RAPID Edu courses, please visit the MRC RAPID Edu Registration page by clicking the button below.

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RAPID Edu Refund Policy

For the Rapid EDU Program (self-study), refunds and cancellations are determined on a case-by-case basis. Cancellations and requests for refunds must be communicated in writing to Refunds will not be issued once a course has been started. Additionally, courses must be completed within one year of purchase.

RAPID Edu Accreditation

The Merchant Risk Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Inc. (NASBA) -- National Registry of CPE Sponsors


If you have any questions about MRC RAPID Edu, please contact the MRC by filling out the MRC Contact Us form and selecting the RAPID Edu radio button.