Education & Certification


Payroll 201: Payroll Administration Certificate Program

Payroll Administration Certificate Program

Program Overview

This course provides intensive training on complex payroll functions and regulations. Attendees explore issues such as how the payroll function impacts the accounting, benefits, and human resources departments, as well as more complicated legal issues like benefits taxation, third-party sick pay reporting, and involuntary deductions. The hands-on course offers proven practices for managing a cost-effective payroll department and practical experience that can be immediately applied on the job. Each attendee will receive The Payroll Source®

Registration for this course includes free pre- and post-class assessments using the Knowledge Assessment Calculator. Look for details in your course confirmation.

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2020 Pricing


Learning Objectives

  • Taxability and reporting of employee benefits
  • Federal taxation and withholdings
  • FLSA "white collar" exemption rules
  • How to prepare Forms W-2c and 941c and their impact on other filings
  • Impact of benefit plans on the payroll process

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Who Should Attend

Payroll professionals who have mastered the fundamentals of payroll administration and wish to improve job performance as well as those preparing for the CPP exam.

Delivery Options

  • Five-day class


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.


For classes held in the San Antonio Meeting Center, the address is:
660 North Main Ave., Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78205

For classes held at MEET Las Vegas, the address is:
233 South 4th St. (enter at the corner of 4th and Bridger and ring the buzzer)
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Payroll Administration Certificate Program and the CPP Exam

Course attendees have the opportunity to take the CPP: Certified Payroll Professional certification exam on Friday afternoon at the end of each course.

Advance registration is required. The Payroll Administration Certificate Program registration fee does not include the certification exam fee.

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Recertification Credit Hours

Earn up to 29 Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs), 2.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or 34 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours. No advance preparation required. Fields of Study: Taxes = 22.0, Business Law = 12.0

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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Hotel Accommodations

Room reservations and hotel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual. The APA is not responsible for any issues related to reservations that the individual makes directly with the hotel. This includes final payments or adjustments.

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.