Pay Pros Share Inspiring Certification Stories

By Brandy Gaskins

The APA launched a Facebook campaign in May celebrating and recognizing the importance of payroll certification. The campaign chronicles the inspiring journeys of Carl York, CPP, Scott Timberman, CPP, and Helen Karakash, CPP, in a series of YouTube videos. All of them have used payroll certification to advance their payroll careers.

The APA encouraged payroll professionals to share their own certification journeys, struggles, and successes throughout the campaign. The response from Certified Payroll Professionals and their peers has been stirring as stories are shared on Facebook.

More than 25 stories have been shared on social media so far. All speak of overcoming the struggle of preparing for the exam and the overwhelming feeling of pride and success that follows. Certified Payroll Professionals have picked up on another theme common to each of their journeys as well.

"There seems to be a common thread in these comments, and it is the gratitude you feel toward the person(s) who helped you to reach your goal. Passing the CPP was a life-changer for me, but the stories of the people who helped along the way will be inspirations to everyone," shared Donna Crecco, CPP.

Earning your Certified Payroll Professional designation or Fundamental Payroll Certification enables you to demonstrate your payroll expertise, secure promotions, advance your career, and enhance your standing within the profession. Payroll careers often start by chance, but smart decisions can take your career to places you never dreamed possible. This sentiment has been proven true with each story that has been shared on the site.

Visit the campaign on the APA's Facebook page to read all of the inspiring stories and share one of your own.


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