The CPP is a certification credential for those with experience in payroll. Gaining CPP certification is an important step in furthering your career in payroll.
Match your job responsibilities
Job Title(s) -Use the following job descriptions to confirm you have selected the right path. Remember, job title alone is not sufficient in determining which Learning Path best fits your job duties.
Assess your knowledge
Knowledge Assessment Calculator(s) - This web-based tool contains multiple levels of assessments populated with the payroll body of knowledge. Use this tool to set a baseline as you begin your Learning Path and return to it any time you want to evaluate your progress.
Increase your knowledge by choosing a training program that's right for you
Train in your city - Instructor-led core competency seminars offered live and in-person at locations across the United States. This seminar format provides flexible, interactive training on vital payroll topics.
Train at APA's Learning Centers - Instructor-led core competency courses offered live and in-person at APA's award winning Learning Centers. This format provides an interactive, hands-on, computer-based classroom environment.
Continue your professional development and networking opportunities
Conference Recommendation(s) - Attending conferences is a great way for you to meet other payroll professionals, earn continuing education credit toward recertification, and stay up-to-date with the latest in payroll industry trends, compliance, and hot topics.
The Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification is valid for five full calendar years after the year of certification. To maintain certification, each CPP must accumulate a minimum of 120 qualifying Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) within this recertification period OR retake and pass the Certified Payroll Professional Examination.