Mission Statement

The American Payroll Association is the professional society for Payroll Professionals.    Founded in 1982 it is run by a professional staff under the direction of the Executive Director, the  member President, and Board of Directors. The Association pursues the following objectives:

-To increase the Payroll Professional's skill level through education and mutual support. 
-To obtain recognition for payroll work as practiced in today's business and legislative environments and as a professional discipline. 
-To represent the Payroll Professional on the federal, state and local level. 
-To provide public service education on payroll and employment issues
Check out the National APA website --- www.americanpayroll.org

Professional Payroll Certification
APA certification is a valuable, objective credential that verifies a specified level of knowledge, skills, and abilities in the payroll profession. Certification helps individuals demonstrate their payroll expertise, secure promotions, advance their careers, and enhance their standing within the profession. 

APA offers two levels of certification -- the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC). It is the responsibility of each examination candidate to download and read the applicable FPC or CPP Examination Candidate Handbook. Exceptions will not be made for candidates that do not read the handbook.