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Latest Podcast Episode Explores the Power of Certification

BY: Christine L. Avery | 09/09/20

The American Payroll Association’s (APA) next “PayTalk” podcast episode that was released on September 4 provides insight into payroll certification, including tips on preparing for the certification exams as well as how to these certifications to maximize your professional impact.

For our fifth episode, Unlocking the Power of Certifications, our host Nina Talley is joined by the following guest:

  • Michael P. O’Toole, Esq., In-House Counsel and Government Relations/Editorial Advisor for the APA

Join us for a fun episode with one of the most prolific certification experts in the payroll industry! Mike is best known as the author of “The Payroll Source®,” also unofficially known as “The Payroll Bible”—something our guest is just a touch bashful about. What is he not bashful about? Payroll certifications!

This episode will cover:

  • Benefits of certification for your career
  • How to prepare for the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exams
  • Tips to grow your career exponentially after certification, and much more!

Our monthly podcast offers payroll professionals a new, free platform to tune in and take advantage of the strategic payroll information shared through in-depth conversations and interviews.

Be sure to subscribe to “PayTalk on your favorite podcast app (Apple, Stitcher, GooglePlay, Spotify, Podbean, etc.) so you don’t miss a single episode.

You can also listen to “PayTalk on the APA’s website (go to, “News & Resources,” “PayTalk”).

Christine L. Avery is the Director of Membership Publications for the American Payroll Association (APA).