American Payroll Association The Nation's Leader in Payroll Education
APA offers two levels of certification -- the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP).
The Certification Dashboard allows you to check the status of your exam application. You can also schedule an exam or make changes to an existing exam appointment by clicking SCHEDULE/MODIFY EXAM APPOINTMENT.
You must submit an application to APA prior to purchasing an exam. Any candidates who do not submit an application before taking a certification exam may be subject to sanctions, including disqualification of status, upon audit. Please note that you cannot make an exam reservation until after you have completed your application, paid your examination fee, and received notification from APA that you are authorized to take the exam.
Exams you have been authorized to take will appear below.