Local Chapters & Certification

APA Local Chapters offer many opportunities for payroll professionals to become certified or to earn Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) for their current payroll certification. They achieve this by coordinating study groups to assist members who are pursuing payroll certification. Chapters also conduct chapter meetings and statewide payroll conference workshops that qualify for RCHs.

Awarding Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs)

All chapter-sponsored study groups, meetings, seminars and/or conferences must be approved by APA's Certification Department prior to awarding recertification credit hours (RCHs) to attendees.

If your chapter plans to award RCHs, please submit a completed RCH Request Form via e-mail by clicking on the "Submit" button provided at the top of the form. Please closely follow the instructions printed on the form for submission. 

For additional questions, please contact APA's Certification Department at 210-226-4600 or [email protected].


Find a local CPP and/or FPC Study Group in your area.


Registered Study Groups


Use PayTrain as a tool for certification exam preparation.


PayTrain offer to local chapters


To learn more information on FPC or CPP certification, please visit:


APA's Certification web page.

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