PayTrain Certification Exam Preparation

Attending this course is the most effective way to prepare to pass the FPC or CPP exam.

Program Overview

Individuals working in the payroll industry enjoy the flexibility of working for large or small companies or to work independently as a consultant. In cooperation with the American Payroll Association, the PayTrain Level 1 and 2 courses are ideal for new hires as well as seasoned professionals.

As a student, you will:

  • Understand payroll calculations and applications.
  • Learn payroll accounting, management and administration.
  • Learn basic knowledge and skills required to maintain payroll compliance and prevent costly penalties.
  • Gain advanced knowledge (if taking level 2 course) of payroll topics within payroll calculations, fringe benefits, reporting and employment taxes, record

Who Should Enroll?

  • Payroll professionals preparing for the FPC or the CPP certification exams.
  • New hires to the payroll industry.
  • Individuals who are interested in careers in payroll.
  • Professionals working in payroll services.

Online Course Format 

This flexible asynchronous instructor-led Blackboard Online course, offers a weekly schedule of assignments, where you will access your course anywhere you have internet access and have set deadlines during the week. There are no set meeting times or dates of when the class will meet nor are there any pre-recorded videos or online lectures for later viewing. The course will consist of weekly discussion board posts, assignments, quizzes, and exams. If you have any questions as you go through the course, the instructor will respond either via email or phone (whichever you prefer) and help you with any topics you need clarification or more information on. All interaction takes place online in the Blackboard classroom Blackboard Demo. Students should expect to spend about 8 hours per week on reading, assignments and exams. 

Course Descriptions: 

ORGU 0013 PayTrain Level 1 (FPC) Certification Exam Preparation
This course focuses on payroll calculations and applications necessary for individuals new to the payroll industry, those supporting the payroll industry and those preparing for the FPC certification examination. This course provides basic knowledge and skills required to maintain payroll compliance and prevent costly penalties.

ORGU 0014 PayTrain Level 2 (CPP) Certification Exam Preparation
This course is ideal for experienced payroll professionals, payroll managers and payroll supervisors seeking compliance training, professional development or CPP certification preparation. This comprehensive course provides students with a solid understanding of advanced payroll topics within payroll calculations, fringe benefits, reporting and employment taxes, record keeping, payroll accounting, management, and administration.

Duration

Level 1: 10 weeks | Level 2: 12 weeks

Estimated Cost

Level 1: $475 | Level 2: $575

Plus materials

Ways to Learn

Online

Credit

Level 1: 3.0 CEUs | Level 2: 3.6 CEUs

Course Schedule

Students should expect to spend about 8 hours per week on reading, homework and tests. 

PAYTRAIN LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATION EXAM PREPARATION
PayTrain Level 1 Tuition: Member: $427.50* | Non-Member: $475
PayTrain Level 2 Tuition: Member: $517.50* | Non-Member: $575

APA PayTrain Materials (Required and not included in tuition): $400
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PayTrain Level 1 (FPC) Certification Exam Prep
Date: Jul 8 - Sep 15, 2019 | Reg Deadline: Jun 27, 2019

PayTrain Level 2 (CPP) Certification Exam Prep
Date: Jun 24 - Sep 15, 2019 | Reg Deadline: Jun 13, 2019

Instructor: Vicki M. Lambert  

*Only discount available is for current APA members. Prior to registering, please email a scanned copy of your Official APA Membership Card or receipt to CorporateTraining@brandman.edu for your discount code to use at registration.

Registration opens at least 6 weeks prior to the start of each course. If space is available, late enrollments may enroll up to the start date of class.

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Please Note: The exam fee is not included in the cost of the course. Applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria to be eligible to sit for the certification exam. For FPC Certification candidates, check your eligibility requirements at here. For CPP Certification candidates, check your eligibility requirements at here.

Full Payment is due upon enrollment and no payment plans are available. Materials are non-refundable. These courses do not qualify for financial aid. Prices and schedules, subject to change at any time.

Did You Know?

Payroll certification is a valuable, objective credential that verifies an individual’s specified level of knowledge, skills, and abilities in the payroll profession

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Our Practical Payroll Online series is the most affordable and convenient way to earn up to 40 RCHs each year.

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RE-CERTIFICATION
Our Practical Payroll Online seriesis the most affordable and convenient way to earn up to 40 RCHs each year.

RE-CERTIFICATION
Our Practical Payroll Online seriesis the most affordable and convenient way to earn up to 40 RCHs each year
Great course for self-motivated individuals who may not have the ability to commit to a specified meeting each week. There are so many resources to test your knowledge in the form of quizzes, games, and flashcards. The instructor is there if you have questions and is very responsive but keep in mind it’s up to you to complete all of the reading and coursework.
Rachel C. | Payroll Supervisor, Metro Diner, PayTrain Certification Exam Preparation Course, 2018
I have learned a great deal on specific payroll related subjects that I honestly did not know. I appreciated the flexibility of the on-line schedule and the ability to study at my own pace. Since I work full time I mostly only have week-end to do the majority of school work so this course worked out perfect for me.
Becky B. | Payroll Coordinator, Basic Energy Services, PayTrain Certification Exam Preparation Course, 2018

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