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Payroll 101: Foundations of Payroll Certificate Program
This week-long course covers the basic procedures and terminology that comprise the daily workload of the entry-level payroll practitioner. It provides a thorough overview of the laws and regulations that affect payroll and offers hands-on computer-based training that allows participants to work through actual payroll forms and payroll calculations. The Fundamental Payroll Certification exam is offered at the end of this course for an additional fee.
Payroll 201: Payroll Administration Certificate Program
This week-long course provides intensive training on complex payroll functions and regulations. Participants will learn proven practices for managing a cost-effective payroll department and practical experience that can be immediately applied on the job. The Certified Payroll Professional exam is offered at the end of this course for an additional fee.
Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) Boot Camp
This comprehensive virtual course provides participants with an effective study option for the FPC exam.
Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Boot Camp
This comprehensive virtual course provides participants with an effective study option for the CPP exam.
Web-based education that covers the spectrum of payroll topics found on the Fundamental Payroll Certification exam in a self-study or guided-study format.
Web-based education that covers the spectrum of payroll topics found on the Certified Payroll Professional exam in a self-study or guided-study format.
PayTrain® College & University
PayTrain® College & University instructor-led courses combine the comprehensive PayTrain materials with an expert instructor to guide you and keep you on pace as you prepare for the FPC or CPP exam. Courses are offered virtually and in-person. These courses are a great way to network with other payroll and HR professionals in your area.