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CPP and FPC Exam takers – APA has extended the SPRING exam window through August 29, 2020. You should schedule your exam through your online APA Certification Dashboard. The system will only allow you to book exams on dates that will be available for testing.

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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