Payroll Practice Essentials
Payroll Practice Essentials

Part 1 of APA's Progression Series

Come away from this three-day program with the payroll knowledge, skills, and abilities required to produce accurate paychecks, ensure payroll compliance, and improve job performance. Payroll Practice Essentials teaches fundamental pay calculations through hands-on exercises and complex pay calculations and concepts.

Classes are taught at locations around the country, see details on right.

Registration for this course includes free pre- and post-class assessments using the Knowledge Assessment Calculator. Look for details in your course confirmation. BONUS! Receive a FREE one-year subscription to PayState Update (a $355 value)

Please be sure to verify location of your class before purchasing.

A $45 administrative fee will be assessed for each transfer/substitution.

Who Should Attend
Payroll practitioners in the early stages of their careers, along with accounting, benefits, bookkeeping, HR administrators, and others interfacing with payroll. The course can help prepare you for both the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exams.
  • Calculate gross and net pay
  • Recognize taxable vs. nontaxable fringe benefits
  • Withhold, deposit, and report federal income taxes
  • Identify an employee
  • Prepare and file Forms 941 and W-2
  • Use forms provided by new employees, including Forms W-4 and I-9

Course Outline

Daily Class Schedule

First Day

Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Class: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Second Day

Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Third Day

Class 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

There are two 15-minute refreshment breaks, one mid-morning and one mid-afternoon. A continental breakfast and a hot lunch are provided each day by APA. If you have special dietary needs or have a disability and require special services, please contact APA at (210) 224-6406, at least 14 business days in advance of the meeting date to discuss how we can assist you.

Event Policies

Please read our policies for registration, transfer, substitution, cancellation, and refunds.

Travel Arrangements

Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the seminar.

Hotel Accommodations

Room reservations and hotel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual. APA is not responsible for any issues related to reservations that the individual makes directly with the hotel. This includes final payments or adjustments.

Recertification Credit Hours
Earn up to 18 Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 21 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits when attending this course. Delivery Method: Group-Live, No advance preparation required, Fields of Study: Taxes = 15.0, Business Law = 4.0, Communications = 2.0.
Location: Course Outline PDF Registration Form PDF
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