Practical Payroll Online Series

This series of courses fulfills up to 40 RCHs each year towards maintaining your FPC or CPP Certification (8 RCHs per course).

Program Overview

The courses of the Practical Payroll Online Series (Re-certification) are approved by the American Payroll Association for Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs). The objective of this program is to provide instruction in all facets of payroll from wage basics to the intricate complexity of fringe benefits taxation and garnishments. It provides a solid foundation of the payroll rules and regulations for the beginner and will increase/refresh the skills of the more experienced professional.

As a student, you will:

  • Gain the knowledge and skills in federal wage and hour law as it pertains to payroll preparation.
  • Understand when state law applies and when federal wage and hour laws must be followed.
  • Learn what taxes are required to be withheld from the employee and which the employer pays directly.
  • Discover the guidelines for fringe benefits, including legal requirements, taxation and reporting.
  • Acquire the skills to effectively manage a payroll department.

Who Should Enroll:

  • Payroll professionals seeking re-certification hours.
  • Individuals who are interested in careers in payroll.

Course Descriptions: 

Earn a Certificate of Completion and 8.0 RCHs/0.8 CEUs per course

ORGU 0018 Federal Wage and Hour Law  
Gain the knowledge and skills in federal wage and hour law as it pertains to payroll preparation. Learn what areas of payroll are covered by federal wage and hour laws and which are not. Learn how to properly calculate overtime and gross pay according to federal requirements. Understand what constitutes an employee and the difference between exempt and salaried employees and how it reflects in calculating their pay. Understand what can be deducted from an employee’s paycheck and what postings must be displayed to prevent penalty assessments.

ORGU 0019 State Wage and Hour Law (Customized for your state)
Understand when state law applies and when federal wage and hour laws must be followed. Learn how to properly calculate overtime and gross pay according to state requirements. Recognize when breaks and meal periods are required, how often an employee must be paid and when termination checks must be issued. Understand what can be deducted from an employee's paycheck and what postings must be displayed to prevent penalty assessments.

ORGU 0020 Taxation and Compensation
Learn what taxes are required to be withheld from the employee and which the employer pays directly. Determine when taxes must be deposited and reported and the methods available. Understand how to research and determine multi-state taxation requirements. Review how to handle Form W-4 and what constitutes taxable and nontaxable wages. Learn when wages are considered supplemental and how pay periods effect taxation requirements.

ORGU 0021 Fringe Benefits, Compensation and Taxation
Gain basic knowledge and skills of fringe benefits, including legal requirements, taxation and reporting. Learn what methods are available for calculating the personal use of a company vehicle and when relocation is taxable. Understand how third party sick pay is reported and what taxes apply to expatriates and nonresident aliens.

ORGU 0022 Payroll Management and Year-End Reporting
Acquire the skills to effectively manage a payroll department. Regardless of department size, management is the key to success. Train to write department procedure manuals, handle IRS notices and research payroll regulations using the Internet. Understand the regulations concerning garnishments and what records to retain. Learn how to properly prepare for and complete year-end including required year end memos and notices, Form W-2 submission and corrections, and Form 940 reporting.

Duration

1-4 weeks per course

5 courses total

Estimated Cost

$220 per course

Ways to Learn

Online

Credit

.8 CEUs per course

8 RCH per course

Course Schedule

 

Practical Payroll Online Series
Standard Tuition: $220 per course
APA Member Tuition*: $200 per course

Start anytime from: January 15th through November 15th each year
All coursework must be completed by December 15th each year

Fully-online and self-paced
Estimated time to complete: 1 - 4 weeks per course
Individual courses earn 8 RCHs each and the full series earns 40 RCHs
5 courses total and may be taken in any order

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.

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Did You Know?

With our Practical Payroll Online Series, you can fulfill up to 40 RCHs each year towards maintaining your FPC or CPP Certification.


PROGRAM PARTNER
American Payroll Association (APA)

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