Education & Certification


Payroll 101: Foundations of Payroll Certificate Program

Payroll 101: Foundations of Payroll Certificate Program

Program Overview

Offered virtually and in-person

This course is an important first step in payroll education that covers the basic procedures, processes, and terminology defining the daily workload of the beginning payroll practitioner. It provides a thorough overview of the laws and regulations that affect payroll. Practical experience is also gained through computer-based exercises that allow each participant to work through actual payroll forms and payroll calculations. Each attendee will receive a copy of Payroll Practice Fundamentals.

Each virtual attendee will receive the electronic version of Payroll Practice Fundamentals, 2021 edition. Each in-person attendee will receive the printed Payroll Practice Fundamentals, 2021 edition.

Registration for this course includes free pre- and post-class assessments using the Knowledge Assessment Calculator.

2021 Course Brochure

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2021 Pricing


Learning Objectives

  • Calculate regular rate of pay
  • Calculate gross pay, taxes, and other deductions from pay
  • Determine which employer-provided benefits are taxable
  • Prepare Forms W-2 and 941

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Who Should Attend

Individuals who are just entering the payroll profession, supervisors and managers new to the payroll environment, and those preparing for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exams.

Delivery Options

  • 5 day Interactive Virtual Classroom (Zoom)
  • 4-1/2 day In-Person at Meet Las Vegas, 233 South 4th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Class Schedule

Interactive Virtual
Monday - Thursday
Classroom opens: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Classroom opens: 8:15 a.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Dates: These classes are completed for 2021

Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Class: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Dates: These classes are completed for 2021

There will be morning and afternoon breaks and a lunch break.

Foundations of Payroll and the FPC Exam

Virtual course attendees have the opportunity to take the FPC: Fundamental Payroll Certification exam during the regularly scheduled testing window. Schedule early!
View the Spring and Fall exam window dates.

For In-Person attendees the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) Exam is offered on Friday after all classes (additional fees apply). Successful candidates use this course as a final review prior to taking the FPC exam. No single source should be considered adequate preparation for this exam.

Advance registration is required. The Foundations of Payroll Certificate Program registration fee does not include the certification exam fee.
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Credit Information

Earn up to 29 Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs), 2.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or 34 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. No advance preparation required. Fields of Study: Taxes = 24.0, Business Law = 6.0, Communication and Marketing = 4.0

ACE Credits

Attendees that successfully complete this course and score 80% or higher on the post test can earn up to 4.0 ACE credits.
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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 $55 administrative fee will be assessed for each transfer/substitution.