All Member Benefits


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 $298 per year, plus a $35 enrollment fee for new members or memberships inactive for over 90 days. Total cost for new members is $333.

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“The tools and materials provided by APA educate payroll professionals and empower them to serve the hardworking people of America ensuring that their payroll is provided accurately and on time.”
-Cindee Lou Miller, CPP
Payroll Professional
Ashton-Group Services, LLC

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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 and the Pay News Now electronic digest, delivered to your inbox and posted online; and APA's monthly compliance video, Compliance TV and monthly podcast, PayTalk.

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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 volunteer 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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PayTalk Podcast
Hear from global industry leaders in the APA's monthly podcast, PayTalk, where you can listen to the professionals behind the payroll processes as they help to uncover the insights needed to unlock the next stage in your career.

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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.


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 access to PAYTECH magazine, the industry's primary source for payroll information (View Sample Issue).

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Free eBooks, events, and webinars
As a member, you’ll gain exclusive access to the APA’s library of eBooks, special events, 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.


Benefits of Membership

  • Keep your organization in compliance with exclusive members only webinars
  • Learn the best payroll practices and industry insights with our ebooks
  • Share payroll insights among your peers through our exclusive APA Payroll ListServ
  • Get answers to your tough payroll questions by connecting with APA member volunteers on a wide range of payroll topics with our Hotline Referral Service
  • Don't forget about Payroll Currently, where you can read up on the latest news happening at the local, state, and federal level, PAYTECH to find out what your fellow members are doing, or our payroll podcast, PayTalk.

Cost of APA Membership

$298 One Year Membership Dues* + $35 Enrollment Fee** = $333 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.