APA certification is a valuable, objective credential that verifies a specified level of knowledge, skills, and abilities in the payroll profession. Certification helps individuals demonstrate their payroll expertise, secure promotions, advance their careers, and enhance their standing within the profession. APA offers two levels of certification -- the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP).
Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC)
The FPC is a certification credential for payroll beginners and service and support professionals.
FPC Exam will be administered:
Sep 13 - Oct 11, 2008
Mar 28 - Apr 25, 2009
To register for the CPP/FPC Exam, please go to www.pearsonvue.com.
If you are sitting for the exam during our 101/201 course, please contact the Certification Department at 210-226-4600 for exam registration assistance.
Approved Provider Program
Effective September 1, 2006, APA has instituted an Approved Provider program for organizations that present payroll education.
Approved Providers: 2008 :: 2006-07
Approved Chapter Meetings: 2008 :: 2006-07
Put an End to Your Studying Struggles
APA's Web-based Knowledge Assessment Calculator (KAC) assesses your current knowledge so you can learn exactly what areas you need to focus on when preparing for payroll certification.
Assess your payroll knowledge.
The candidate for certification is advised to consult a variety of sources to prepare for either of the certification exams. The exam handbooks contain a list of suggested references.
The candidate can obtain study materials from the APA and attend APA preparation courses. APA courses are also approved to achieve recertification.
Request a transcript of APA's National programs attended.
Training and resources are available in a variety of formats including books, training courses, Web-based training, Webcasts and Audio Seminars.