Fundamental Payroll Certification
The Fundamental Payroll Certification is a certification credential for payroll beginners and service and support professionals with payroll knowledge. There are no payroll experience requirements to take this exam.
Fundamental Payroll Certification Application
Please complete the FPC Exam Application before registering for the exam.
Purchasing the Exam
Once the application is approved you may register for the exam of your choice:
• 2023 FPC North America Spring Exam - Remote
• 2023 FPC North America Spring Exam
• 2022 FPC International Exam
• 2022 FPC Military Exam
• 2023 FPC Learning Center Exam**
**Attendees of the Payroll 101: Foundations of Payroll Certificate Program at APA's Learning Centers in Las Vegas and San Antonio have the opportunity to take the FPC exam at the end of each course regardless of the exam window.
Please note: You must register for the Payroll 101: Foundations of Payroll Certificate Program in order to be eligible to take the FPC exam at APA's Learning Centers.
View the Spring and Fall exam window dates here.
All examination candidates must comply with CDC guidance as it relates to masking and distancing at all test centers. Click here for details.
See the Fundamental Payroll Certification page for additional details.