Education & Certification


Chapter RCHs

2023 Approved Chapter RCH

Individuals who wish to earn Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) to recertify their current payroll certification can do so through APA local chapters. Local chapters conduct chapter meetings and statewide or regional payroll conference workshops that qualify for RCHs.

All chapter study groups and events (excluding regular meetings) must be registered with Chapter Relations 45 days in advance and prior to requesting a speaker or RCH approval.

Awarding RCHs

The APA requires that chapters providing payroll education enroll in the program to become designated as an approved local chapter to offer RCH-eligible events. The process requires the submission of all chapter-sponsored study groups, meetings, seminars and/or conferences to the APA Certification Department for approval. Changes or additions also must be submitted to the APA for approval.

For a detailed explanation of the APA Local Chapter RCH program, please see the full information packet.

If your chapter plans to award RCHs, please submit a completed APA Local Chapter RCH Program Application to [email protected].

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Contact the APA's Certification Department at (210) 226-4600 or [email protected].