Obtaining payroll recognized accreditation can provide numerous benefits, including improved career prospects and enhanced earning power. CEO’s say earning a payroll certification is valuable for a payroll professional’s career advancement. Besides, according to the Salary Guide from Robert Half, those who have earned professional credentials may receive starting salaries up to 10 percent above the market average.
Certifications can help individuals differentiate themselves in the marketplace, but they also serve as an indicator to employers that a potential hire has the skill set to perform a specific payroll job or service. Many corporations support ongoing learning and accreditation for their employees to develop a more skilled workforce. Organizations are placing more value on payroll certifications as a means of differentiating top candidates. Employers look to those who can demonstrate their knowledge in payroll through a combination of work experience and the formal training and education gained during the certification process.
The American Payroll Association offers two types of Certification. Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), and the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC). Taking the study course through Mel Payroll Service will help the payroll professional gain the education and knowledge to set for the CPP and FPC exam.
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)- the CPP exam is open to professionals meeting one of three criteria listed in the American Payroll Association’s (APA) Certification Examination Handbook. The CPP exam is the APA’s mastery-level payroll certification. It tests for proficiency in all areas of payroll, including core payroll concepts, compliance, principles of paycheck calculation, payroll processes and systems, accounting, payroll management, and payroll administration.
The CPP designation is valid for five years. Recertification is attained by either retaking and passing the exam or accumulating a minimum number of qualifying recertification credit hours (RCHs) through continuing education.
The Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Exam is intended to prepare intermediate to advanced level Payroll Professionals. This is an intensive Payroll "body of knowledge" review course requiring an estimated 6-8 hours per week study time plus the weekly review sessions.
We will be meeting for 3 hours on Tuesday nights from Januray 4, 2022 to March 1, 2022, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST. During this time we will be focusing on topics that apply directly to the CPP exams to aid the attendee in gaining knowledge and understanding of the course materials to better prepare them for taking the exam. We will be using the 2021 Payroll Source for this course.
Study Course Objective:
Notice class limited to 20 participants. Every class hour is worth 1.0 RCH.
Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC)- the APA’s FPC exam is open to all individuals who wish to demonstrate a basic level of payroll competency. There are no eligibility requirements to take the FPC exam.
The FPC exam is designated for entry-level payroll professionals, sales professionals serving the payroll industry, systems analysis, and payroll service bureau client representatives. The FPC designation is valid for three years.
Recertification is attained by either retaking and passing the exam or accumulating a minimum number of qualifying RCHs through continuing education. Any CPP/FPC who needs recertification hours can take the class once per tax year covered and receive RCHs.
We will be meeting for 2 hours on Wednesday nights, Dates January 12 to March 2, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST. During this time we will be focusing on topics that apply directly to the FPC exam to aid the attendee in gaining knowledge and understanding of the course materials to better prepare them for taking the exam. We will be using the Payroll Practice Fundamentals, 2021 edtion for this course.
Study Course Objective:
Notice class limited to 20 participants. Every class hour is worth 1RCH.