Confidently Pass the CPP Exam

APA's Certified Payroll Professional Boot Camp will give you the confidence and detailed knowledge to pass the CPP exam. This comprehensive 20-session, virtual course will provide you the tools and resources to effectively study the material, practice and apply your learning, and confidently pass the exam!

No need to leave the comfort of your home or interfere with your work schedule. The course is delivered through 20 convenient, web-based interactive sessions in the evening.

What's Included

Of course, no single resource should be your basis of study, so here's what's included to help ensure you pass the CPP exam:

  • An expert "tried and true" APA instructor leading you through the content outline of the CPP exam and providing solid answers to your questions.
  • Pre- and post-class Knowledge Assessments to determine areas of improvement and provide additional study resources.
  • A year of access to PayTrain® -- APA's Online Learning System. You'll have unlimited time to practice and study at your own pace -- all while having fun with the educational online games.
  • *New* - On Demands available for you to review even after the LIVE sessions are over!

Your log in information to access the Knowledge Assessments is provided in your confirmation email. Your PayTrain® log in is provided by the APA instructor.

Earn Recertification Credit Hours

After you pass the CPP exam, you'll have a head start in completing your recertification requirements. When you score score 80% or higher on the PayTrain® post-test, you qualify for a Certificate of Achievement and 40 RCHs if you are a first time user. Previous users earn 20 RCHs.

Certificate of Completion

After attending the last session (#20), you will receive a certificate of completion. However, it will not have your RCH credits. Read "Earn Recertification Credit Hours" to see how to earn your RCHs.

Our "Pass the First Time" Guarantee

We stand by our ability to prepare professionals for the CPP exam. Participants must take the CPP exam in the exam window immediately following the Certified Payroll Professional Boot Camp virtual preparation course sessions. If, after taking the course, you are not successful in passing the exam, you can re-take the course the next time it's offered -- for free.

Review the GUARANTEE CONDITIONS for details:

Effective May 2017 class "Pass the First Time" guarantee conditions.

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Effective May 2017 class "Pass the First Time" guarantee conditions.


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