Welcome to the Sacramento Valley Chapter

 of the 

American Payroll Association

Certification

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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Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)

The CPP is a certification credential for those with payroll knowledge andexperience.
Overview information

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.
Overview information

Exam Windows - Northern Americas

Spring 2017
Registration: January 17 - April 21
Exam Window: March 25 - April 22

Fall 2017

Registration: July 11 - October 13
Exam Window: September 16 - October 14

About the Exam

For CPP and FPC exams administered September 17, 2016 through September 15, 2017, questions should be answered based on Federal laws and regulations in effect as of 1/1/2016.

For CPP and FPC exams administered September 16, 2017 through September 15, 2018, questions should be answered based on Federal laws and regulations in effect as of 1/1/2017.

Mid-year changes are NOT reflected on the exams.



                         

     

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