PREPARE: Online FPC and CPP Exam Prep

With many of us working remotely or in some sort of isolation, it’s more important than ever to focus on personal well-being and goals.

If you have a goal of professional development or FPC or CPP certification, stay on track with the 2021 PayTrain® programs. PayTrain® Fundamentals and PayTrain® are offered entirely online, allowing you to study and learn from wherever you are. And if you’d prefer having extra guidance, you can choose to have an online instructor lead you through your studies. This is a virtual, online exam preparation option to help you succeed on the FPC and CPP exams.

TEST: Take the FPC or CPP Exam From Home OR In Person

If you are taking the FPC or CPP exam during the EXTENDED SPRING EXAM WINDOW (January 10 – April 15, 2022), you can take your test from the comfort of your home or office with the remote proctoring option. If you’d rather take the exam in person, no worries, that option is still available too.

For more details on remote proctoring, in person testing, and the certification exam windows, visit APA’s website.

Which PayTrain Program Should You Choose?

PayTrain Fundamentals

PayTrain® Fundamentals might be right for you if:

  • You’re new to payroll
  • You need to learn skills for basic payroll processing
  • You want to earn your FPC


PayTrain® might be right for you if:

  • You already have payroll experience
  • You want to develop skills critical to payroll leadership
  • You want to earn your CPP

Self-Study or Guided-Study?

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Study at your own pace, where and when it’s convenient, with comprehensive reading materials and interactive study tools.

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Guidance from an online instructor with the comprehensive reading materials and interactive study tools.

Why Is This Training Important?

All the 2021 programs help you manage many of the daily payroll challenges you face, including:
  • Correctly calculate federal income tax using the 2021 Form W-4
  • Determine overtime pay and regular rate of pay under the FLSA
  • Decide when a fringe benefit is taxable and must be reported
  • Determine when an employee meets white-collar exemptions requirements
  • Ensure you are correctly calculating federal income tax based on the new Publication 15-T