PayTrain Certification Exam Preparation

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 Fundamentals and Mastery courses are ideal for seasoned professionals or new hires. These comprehensive courses provide students with a solid understanding of payroll compliance, payroll calculations, fringe benefits, employment taxes, record keeping, payroll accounting, management, and administration.

Who can benefit from these courses?

  • 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 or technical support representative

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PayTrain Fundamentals - ORGU 0013
Certificate of Completion and 3.0 CEUs

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.

PayTrain Mastery - ORGU 0014
Certificate of Completion and 3.6 CEUs

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.

PayTrain Fundamentals and PayTrain Mastery (Online)

  • January 23 – March 19, 2017 | Registration Deadline: January 12
  • July 17 – September 10, 2017 | Registration Deadline: July 6

Instructor - Diane Kincheloe
Materials: $345 per course (Required and not included in tuition)
PayTrain Fundamentals Tuition: Member: $427.50* | Non-Member: $475
PayTrain Mastery Tuition: Member: $517.50* | Non-Member: $575

*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 for your discount code to use at registration.