The following jobs outline payroll positions for the Payroll Systems Learning Path. Their job descriptions will aid in determining which Learning Path best fits your needs.
Assess your knowledge
The web-based Knowledge Assessment Calculator(s) helps identify the payroll knowledge required for an entry-level payroll position. 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 Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) verifies fundamental payroll knowledge, skills, and abilities and is a career credential widely recognized by the payroll industry.
Continue your professional development
Attending conferences is a great way to earn continuing education credit toward recertification, meet other payroll professionals, and stay up-to-date with the latest in payroll industry trends, compliance, and hot topics.