American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit for APA Certifications and Courses

The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for the successful completion of the following Exams and Courses:

  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam - 10 semester hours
  • Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam - 8 semester hours
  • Payroll 101 The Foundations of Payroll Certificate Program - 3 semester hours
  • Payroll 201 The Payroll Administration Certificate Program - 4 semester hours
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Boot Camp - 3 semester hours
  • Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) Boot Camp - 3 semester hours
The American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. ACE CREDIT connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit at colleges and universities for formal courses and examinations taken in the workplace or other settings outside traditional higher education. For more than 30 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit.

For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website.

For the benefit of those who pass these exams and courses, American Payroll Association participates in the American Council on Education's (ACE) Transcript Service. The ACE Transcript Service offers a lifelong record for students who have successfully completed our courses that have been reviewed by ACE CREDIT. This service enables adult learners to present a nationally recognized transcript to the college or university of their choice for the potential award of academic credit. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT Transcript Service website.

The subject areas and the amount of credit that you are eligible to earn are based upon the year in which you obtained your original certification. The ACE credit recommendations can be viewed in the ACE National Guide.