Education & Certification
You can now take your exam from home!
North America residents can now register and test using OnVUE, PearsonVUE's online proctoring exam delivery system, from the comfort of their home or office.
Attention OnVUE online proctored exam candidates: If you are testing online, please be sure to login with your APA username and password at least 3 days prior to your scheduled exam appointment and verify that your login credentials are valid and active. If you need login assistance, call APA Customer Service at (210) 224-6406. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.
Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) examinations administered via online proctoring from September 5 through November 7, 2020 will feature questions based on federal laws and regulations in effect as of January 1, 2020.
OnVUE exams are available to residents in North America ONLY. Online proctored exams are not available for International candidates.
OnVUE leverages artificial intelligence, in combination with live monitoring, to ensure exams are protected using state-of-the-art technology. All OnVUE exams should be treated similar to an exam at a physical test center. OnVUE exams require zero interruptions or the proctor may terminate the exam.
Candidates must review the OnVUE Frequently Asked Questions (below), the Step-by-Step Guide to Online Testing, and the APA OnVUE exam delivery page for information regarding system requirements and policies.
Eligibility and application requirements, and other policies stated in the FPC and CPP Candidate Handbook, still apply. To test online effectively, candidates must meet the system requirements prior to scheduling the exam.
Hear about the process, structure, technology, and tools needed for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam delivered online.