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Who Should Take PayTrain C/U courses?

PayTrain C/U was created to meet the needs of payroll professionals and serves a wide variety of participant types. Anyone who works with some facet of payroll on a regular basis will benefit from PayTrain C/U and includes the following:

  • New hires in large payroll departments and payroll service providers
  • Employees who are assuming greater responsibilities
  • Payroll software developers and technical support representatives
  • Recently promoted payroll supervisors or managers
  • Post-secondary students interested in moving into the payroll profession
  • Personnel in payroll service providers who need a basic understanding of payroll
  • Payroll professionals who are preparing for the FPC or CPP examinations
  • CPA firms providing payroll services to their clients

What Is PayTrain C/U?

Created by the American Payroll Association (APA), the PayTrain C/U program is the premiere payroll training program in the college setting and comprises two distinct courses – PayTrain Fundamentals and PayTrain Mastery – which covers the skills and body of knowledge deemed critical by the APA for payroll professionals. This body of knowledge is the basis for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) examinations and covers the following topics:

  • Core payroll concepts
  • Compliance
  • Principles of paycheck calculations
  • Payroll reporting and employment taxes
  • Payroll process and systems
  • Accounting
  • Management and administration