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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). The exams are administered at more than 300 locations throughout the United States and Canada. (Please see below for Military and International Testing opportunities)

It is the responsibility of each examination candidate to download and read the applicable FPC or CPP Examination Candidate Handbook. Exceptions will not be made for candidates that do not read the handbook.

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Login to your Certification Dashboard and look for upcoming features such as online exam application, APA transcript, Recertification status, and much more.

Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)

The CPP is a certification credential for those with payroll knowledge and experience.
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Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC)

The FPC is a certification credential for payroll beginners and service and support professionals with payroll knowledge. There are no payroll experience requirements to take this exam.
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To register for our upcoming CPP-FPC Study groups please go to 
2018 FPC CPP Study Group

To find a study group in another state or area of California please visit
Nationally Registered Study Groups



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