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CPP and FPC Exam takers – Be sure to register for the exam window that you have been studying for!

SPRING exam window is open through August 29, 2020 and will test candidates on laws and regulations as of January 1, 2019.

FALL exam window will be open September 5 through November 7, 2020 and will test candidates on laws and regulations as of January 1, 2020.

Schedule your exam through your online APA Certification Dashboard.

North America residents can now register and test from the comfort of their home or office using OnVUE, PearsonVUE's online proctoring exam delivery system!


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Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC)

A certification credential for payroll beginners and service and support professionals in positions requiring payroll knowledge. Payroll experience is not required to take this exam.

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Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)

A certification credential for those with extensive payroll knowledge and experience. APA’s Certification Board requires that payroll professionals fulfill one of several eligibility criteria before taking the CPP exam.

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