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Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) Boot Camp


Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) Boot Camp: Virtual Classroom
FPC Boot Camp

Program Overview

The APA's Fundamental Payroll Certification Boot Camp is a comprehensive 12-session, virtual course that will provide you with the tools and resources to effectively study the material, practice and apply your learning, and confidently pass the FPC exam.

*FPC exam fees are priced separately from the FPC Boot Camp fees. Candidates should not consider the FPC Boot Camp as the only method of preparation for the FPC exam.

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2018 Pricing

Learning Objectives

 • Overview of the laws and regulations that affect payroll
 •  Fundamental paycheck calculations
 •  Taxation concepts and the completion of Forms W-2, W-3, 941, and Schedule B
 •  Employer-provided benefits -- what is taxable and subject to reporting

Who Should Attend

Payroll professionals who wish to demonstrate a baseline of payroll competency as well as those preparing for the FPC exam. Build a solid business case for attending this course with the Justification to Attend Training template. (Right click to download and save.)

What's Included

Of course, no single resource should be your basis of study, so here's what's included to help ensure you pass the FPC exam:
 •  An expert "tried and true" APA instructor leading you through the content outline of the FPC exam and providing solid answers to your questions.
 •  Pre- and post-class Knowledge Assessments to determine areas of improvement and provide additional study resources.
 •  Access to PayTrain Fundamentals to apply and practice your learning through quizzes and fun, educational games.
 •  On Demands available for you to review even after the LIVE sessions are over!
 •  Certificate of Completion

Your log in information to access the Knowledge Assessments is provided in your confirmation email. Your PayTrain Fundamentals log in is provided by the APA instructor.

Our "Pass the First Time" Guarantee

We stand by our ability to prepare professionals for the FPC exam. Participants must take the FPC exam in the exam window immediately following the Fundamental Payroll Certification Boot Camp virtual preparation course sessions. If, after taking the course, you are not successful in passing the exam, you can re-take the course the next time it's offered -- for free. (Review the guarantee conditions for details.)

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Delivery Options
  • 12-session virtual class; each class is 2 hours with a 5-minute break

Recertification Credit

Earn up to 24 Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs)**, 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours for first-time users. Previous users earn 12 RCHs.

No prerequisites or advance preparation required.
Fields of Study: Taxes = 11.5, Business Law = 8.0, Business Management & Organization = 2.5, Accounting = 2

**After earning the FPC designation and completing the post-test with a score of 80% or better.


For the convenience of west coast participants, the Monday class is offered at 6 p.m. Pacific Time (7 p.m. Mountain, 8 p.m. Central, 9 p.m. Eastern) while the Thursday class is offered at 6 p.m. Eastern Time (5 p.m. Central, 4 p.m. Mountain, 3 p.m. Pacific). Please register for the class that best meets your scheduling needs.

Thursday Class: 18BTF01V
January 18 - March 29, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Please note that this class is offered at 6 p.m. Eastern Time (5 p.m. Central, 4 p.m. Mountain, 3 p.m. Pacific).
Class will also take place on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

Monday Class: 18BTF02V
January 22 - March 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. PT
Please note that this class is offered at 6 p.m. Pacific Time (7 p.m. Mountain, 8 p.m. Central, 9 p.m. Eastern).
Classes will also take place on Wednesday, February 7, February 21, and February 28, 2018.
No class on February 19, 2018 due to President's Day.

Event Policies

Please read our policies regarding registration, transfers, substitutions, cancellations, refunds, travel arrangements, and consent to use your photograph and contact information.

Please be sure to verify your session before purchasing.
A $45 administrative fee will be assessed for each transfer/substitution.