PayTrain Level 1 (FPC) Certification Exam Preparation

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

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. Offered in partnership with the American Payroll Association, the PayTrain Level 1 course is 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
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 

  • Live interaction with classmates and instructor via Zoom
  • Consists of weekly live online sessions, reading, online assignments and exams
  • Expect to spend another 2-3 hours per week on reading, online assignments and exams in addition to class sessions

Course Descriptions: 
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.

Duration

Level 1: 10 weeks | Level 2: 12 weeks

Approximate Hours: Level 1: 30 | Level 2: 36

Estimated Tuition

Level 1: $475 | Level 2: $575

APA Members: Level 1: $427.50 | Level 2: $517.50 | Plus materials

Ways to Learn

Online

Credit

Level 1: 3.0 CEUs | Level 2: 3.6 CEUs

Course Schedule

Students should expect to spend another 2-3 hours per week on reading, online assignments and exams in addition to class sessions

PAYTRAIN LEVEL 1 (FPC) CERTIFICATION EXAM PREPARATION

Tuition: Non-Member: $475 | APA Member: $427.50*

APA PayTrain Level 1 Materials: (Current edition required and not included in tuition) $450
After adding the course to your cart, please select to Purchase Materials prior to checking out.

Live online sessions meets Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pacific
Date: Jan 12 –  Mar 16, 2022 | Reg Deadline: Jan 3, 2022

Instructor: Dave Wakeling

*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 [email protected] for your discount code to use at registration. 

Register Now

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.

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.

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

Refund Policy

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.


PROGRAM PARTNER
American Payroll Association (APA)

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. | Metro Diner, Payroll Supervisor, PayTrain Certification Exam Preparation Course
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. | Basic Energy Services, Payroll Coordinator, PayTrain Certification Exam Preparation Course

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