Practical Payroll Online Series

Fulfills up to 40 RCHs each year towards maintaining your FPC or CPP Certification.

Individual courses earn 8 RCHs each and the full series earns 40 RCHs. Get prepared for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) by taking our PayTrain Fundamentals and/or Mastery course.

Our Practical Payroll online series instructs the payroll professional in all facets of payroll. Courses are designed for experienced professionals seeking recertification, as well as those looking to gain foundational knowledge to begin an entry-level payroll position.

Course Offerings

  • Federal Wage and Hour Law
  • State Wage and Hour Law (Customized for your state)
  • Taxation and Compensation
  • Fringe Benefits, Compensation and Taxation
  • Payroll Management and Year-End Reporting

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

Federal Wage and Hour Law - ORGU 0018
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.

State Wage and Hour Law (Customized for your state) - ORGU 0019 
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.

Taxation and Compensation - ORGU 0020
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.

Fringe Benefits, Compensation and Taxation - ORGU 0021
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.

Payroll Management and Year-End Reporting - ORGU 0022
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.

Practical Payroll Online Series 

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

Start class anytime from January 9 through November 15, 2017

Instructor
Vicki M. Lambert

Tuition (Materials included in tuition)

  • Standard Tuition: $220 per course
  • APA Member Tuition*: $200 per course

*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.