Assess your knowledge
The web-based Preparing for the CPP Exam Assessment helps identify the payroll knowledge required to successfully pass the Certified Payroll Professional exam. Use this tool to set a baseline for the Learning Path and return to it at any time to evaluate your progress.
Increase your knowledge
Instructor-led core competency education from the APA is offered both in-person and online.
Understand payroll trends
Complete your learning path through certification
Attaining the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation verifies mastery of payroll knowledge, skills, and abilities and is recognized by the payroll industry as the gold standard in payroll certification.
Continue your professional development
Attending conferences is a great way to earn continuing education credit toward recertification, meet and network with other payroll professionals, and stay up-to-date with the latest in payroll industry trends, compliance, and hot topics.
Maintain CPP certification
The Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation is valid for five calendar years after the year of certification. To maintain certification, each CPP must accumulate a minimum of 120 qualifying Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) within this recertification period OR retake and pass the Certified Payroll Professional examination.