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Membership in the American Payroll Association helps you do your job better and keep your company compliant. Connect with over 20,000 of your payroll peers, receive the latest payroll compliance news with APA’s expert analysis, and get great discounts on the APA’s leading payroll education. APA membership costs $254 per year, plus a $35 enrollment fee for new members or memberships inactive for over 90 days. Total cost for new members is $289.

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The latest payroll compliance news and updates
Get exclusive news and insights from the APA's team of experts through Payroll Currently, APA's monthly compliance newsletter; breaking payroll news in Compliance Updates, delivered to your inbox and posted online; and APA's monthly compliance video, Compliance TV.

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Network with other payroll professionals
Members have the power to network with over 20,000 payroll professionals through our easy-to-use online membership directory or by joining one of our numerous member committees and task forces.

 

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Your tough payroll questions answered
Get help with the tough questions from other payroll professionals using our ListServ and Online Hotline.

 

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Career Advancement
Here you'll find resources for creating a winning resume, acing the job interview, and more. Plus, there is a wealth of content devoted to helping you effectively manage and develop your payroll staff. Sponsored exclusively by Robert Half.

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Get great discounts
APA members receive significant discounts on all APA payroll training classes, conferences, webinars, web-based programs, online training, and publications.


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The latest payroll information
Members get exclusive access to directories for state agencies and PAYTECH magazine, the industry's primary source for payroll information (View Sample Issue).

 

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Free eBooks and webinars
As a member, you’ll gain exclusive access to the APA’s library of eBooks and frequent members-only webinars and webinars on demand.

 

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Three RCHs
Certified members receive 3 Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) for each year of membership they complete.

 

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Job Board
A comprehensive listing of accounting, finance, HR, and related employment opportunities. View the Job Board.

 

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Representation in Washington, D.C.
The APA works to influence the legislative and regulatory processes impacting the payroll process to make your job easier.

 


Value of APA Membership

  • 5 free webinars ($1,400 Value)
  • PAYTECH Subscription ($50 Value)
  • Access to Survey of Salaries and the Payroll Profession ($144.95 Value)
  • Guide to Successful Electronic Payments ($375.95 Value)
  • Payroll Currently ($397 Value)

Convince Your Boss
You’re convinced that you should join APA, and we really want you to; now it’s time to convince your boss! Customize this letter to convince your boss to approve your APA Membership.

Cost of APA Membership

$254 One Year Membership Dues* + $35 Enrollment Fee** = $289 Total

*Dues are subject to change without notice and are nonrefundable.

**An enrollment fee of $35 is charged to all new members and to reinstate members inactive for more than 90 days.

Membership officially begins when payment is received.

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