Course Description

In partnership with the American Payroll Association (APA) the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) is an exam-based certification designed specifically for (1) entry-level payroll practitioner; (2) payroll, HR, and finance consultants; (3) sales, service, and technology professionals interfacing with payroll operations; and (4) systems analysts and engineers developing and implementing payroll software solutions. Receive live classroom instruction, workbooks and access to interactive online games and applications to reinforce topics learned.              

  Who Should Take This Course

The Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) is open to all those who wish to demonstrate a baseline of payroll competency. The FPC is designed for:

  • Entry-level Payroll Professionals
  • Sales Professionals/Consultants serving the payroll industry
  • Systems Analysts/Engineers writing payroll programs
  • Payroll Service Bureau Client Representatives


  • APA membership is not required to take the FPC examination.

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