Courses & Conferences

APA - flexible training options person and online

APA educational programs are developed using the highest quality standards. Course content is reviewed to ensure its accuracy and real-life application by:

  • Subject matter experts
  • Payroll professionals
  • Legal counsel
Our dedication to excellence provides you with:
  • Timely and accurate information
  • Solutions for your compliance challenges
Live payroll training is available in major cities nationwide and in APA's two Learning Centers. Courses can also be brought to specific locations through APA's In-House Education program.

Not sure what courses to take? Consult APA's Learning Paths.

Earn RCHs with APA Programs

Recertification by continuing education is a popular way to maintain the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) designations. All APA courses are approved for Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs).

Learning Center Courses
Payroll Training
Specialty Seminars
Virtual Classroom
Webinars On Demand
Webinar Courses On Demand
Chapter Webinars
Chapter Webinars On Demand
View the monthly calendar of APA training events and payroll compliance information.
Fall Forum

This conference focuses on leadership and organizational efficiency andl takes place September each year. It features APA's Global Payroll Management and Leadership Certificate programs and the presentation of the Prism Awards.
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Educational Institutions Payroll Conference

The focus is on payroll issues special to institutions of higher education. The annual confernce is held each year in the fall.
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Capital Summit

Meet in Washington, DC with government officials from IRS, SSA, DOL and more. Held each year in March.
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2015 Congress

APA's 33rd Annual Congress features workshops, payroll and finance expo, networking and much more.
May 5-9, 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.
Congress Information

Earn RCHs with APA Membership

Obtain three Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) per year as part of your APA membership. Access free educational webinars to obtain RCHs year-round and other exclusive benefits from a membership with APA. Become an APA member now!


Fund Your Training

Check out these 8 ways to fund your payroll training! Studies consistently show that education and specialized skills translate into higher salaries, increased job security, and career flexibility. Safeguard your career and open doors with education from APA, regardless of the economic climate. Find ways to make this important investment with these 8 ways to fund your payroll training.


Each 90 minute live webinar is streamed to the user at a specific time using WebEx's technology. The streaming consists of the speaker's presentation and a PowerPoint, PDF, or other displays from the presenter's computer. During the live webinar, users will be able to ask the speaker questions by typing their question into the WebEx screen on your computer.

How to Use WebEx

Please download the How To Use WebEx Quick Guide which shows how to navigate WebEx during APA Live Webinars.



APA presents interactive online training with Fundamentals of Payroll and PayTrain®.


Register at the APA Store or use this printable registration form to mail/fax.

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