Education & Certification


Strategic Payroll Practices

Strategic Payroll Practices Virtual Classroom

Program Overview

Strategic Payroll Practices is the fourth and final step in the APA’s Progression Series. This course provides insightful perspectives on complex payroll taxation topics, operational effectiveness, employee development, emerging technologies, and other issues when developing a successful strategy to guide a payroll department.
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2022 Pricing


Learning Objectives

 • Manage IRS and SSA notices and audits
 • Develop a payroll department's vision and mission statements
 • Ensure proper taxation and reporting of executive compensation
 • Understand trends in payroll practice and technology
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Who Should Attend

Experienced payroll professionals and managers, administrators, and directors who oversee, or aspire to manage, payroll operations, and anyone preparing for the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam.

Delivery Options

 • Six-session Virtual Classroom
 • Two-day Interactive Virtual Sessions


Virtual Classroom
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT
Duration: Two hours with a five-minute break
Number of Class Sessions: Six
The virtual classroom uses an online training center. The course is presented in segments which cannot be purchased separately.

Interactive Virtual
Classroom opens: 8:15 a.m. CDT
Class: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT
The Interactive Virtual course uses Zoom. There will be morning and afternoon breaks and a lunch break.

Credit Information

Earn up to 12 Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs), 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or 12 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. No advance preparation required. Fields of Study: Business Management & Organization = 5.0, Taxes = 5.0, Information Technology = 2.0

Event Policies

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 Procedures, which require attendees to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for all 2022 in-person events.

Please be sure to verify your session before purchasing.
A $55 administrative fee will be assessed for each transfer/substitution.