Study at your own pace, where and when it’s convenient for you with the Self-Study learning option.

The Self-Study option allows you to prepare to pass the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam, using comprehensive reading materials and interactive online tools, available 24/7. You have the freedom to structure your daily, weekly, or even monthly FPC or CPP study goals around your busy or unpredictable schedule.


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  • Course includes comprehensive learning modules along with interactive exercises, quizzes, and flashcards
  • Allows you to study when and where it’s most convenient
  • Ideal for self-starters and those with unpredictable schedules
  • Anticipate spending approximately 40 hours to complete the PayTrain® course and approximately 24 hours to complete the PayTrain® Fundamentals course

Please note:

If you are preparing for the Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 FPC/CPP exam, purchase the 2022 materials. Purchasers of the 2022 materials will have access to the online portion until September 16, 2023.

International and military purchasers: If you are preparing to take the FPC or CPP certification exam at an international testing site or a military testing center before September 2022, please contact Mike Downs to determine which preparation materials to purchase. Email Mike Downs at [email protected] or call +1-888-852-6664 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CT).