Payroll Practice Essentials is the first step in the APA’s Progression Series. Acquire the payroll knowledge, skills, and abilities required to produce accurate paychecks and ensure payroll compliance. This course teaches fundamental pay calculations through hands-on exercises, then moves on to more complex concepts and calculations.
2023 Program Brochure
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- Calculate gross to net pay
- Recognize taxable vs. nontaxable fringe benefits
- Withhold, deposit, and report federal employment taxes
- Prepare and file Forms 941 and W-2
Who Should Attend
Payroll practitioners in the early stages of their careers, along with accounting, benefits, bookkeeping, HR administrators, anyone interfacing with payroll, and those preparing for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exams.
- Nine-session Virtual Classroom
- Three-day Interactive Virtual Sessions
- Three-day In-Person Class
23PPE01V – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3/6*, 3/8*, 3/10*, 3/13, 3/15, 3/17, 3/27, 3/29, 3/31
23PPE02V – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/27, 6/28, 6/29, 7/11, 7/12, 7/13
23PPE04V – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10/16, 10/18, 10/20, 10/23, 10/25, 10/27, 10/30, 11/1, 11/3
Schedule: Classroom opens: 2:45 p.m. EDT (*EST)
Class: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT (*EST)
23PPE03V – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7/17, 7/19, 7/21, 7/24, 7/26, 7/28, 7/31, 8/2, 8/4
Schedule: Classroom opens: 7:45 a.m. EDT
Class: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EDT
Duration: Two hours with a five-minute break
Number of Class Sessions: Nine
The virtual classroom uses an online training center. The course is presented in segments which cannot be purchased separately.
23PPE01Z – Monday through Wednesday, 4/17 - 4/19 PDT
23PPE02Z – Tuesday through Thursday, 5/2 - 5/4 EDT
23PPE03Z – Wednesday through Friday, 7/12 - 7/14 CDT
23PPE04Z – Tuesday through Thursday, 8/15 - 8/17 CDT
Schedule: Classroom opens: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Interactive Virtual course uses Zoom. There will be morning and afternoon breaks and a lunch break.
23PPE01C – Monday through Wednesday, 6/5 - 6/7 EDT in Orlando, FL
23PPE02C – Monday through Wednesday, 8/21 - 8/23 PDT in Las Vegas, NV
23PPE03C – Monday through Wednesday, 9/18 - 9/21 CDT in Chicago, IL
Schedule: Registration 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
There will be morning and afternoon breaks and a lunch break.
Earn up to 18 Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs), 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or 21 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Delivery Method: Group Live or Group Internet-Based. Program Level: Overview. No advance preparation or prerequisites required. Fields of Study: Taxes=15, Business Law=4, Communication and Marketing=2
Event Policies and Health and Safety Procedures
Please read our Event Policies regarding registration, transfers, substitutions, cancellations, refunds, travel arrangements, and consent to use your photograph and contact information, and our Health and Safety Policies (note: as of January 2023, APA no longer requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test for entry to in-person events).
Please be sure to verify your session before purchasing.
A $55 administrative fee will be assessed for each transfer/substitution.