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American Payroll Association                                            25 Years


CPP/FPC Study Groups

Study Group classes for the Fall 2018 Testing is scheduled to begin August 2nd.

CPP & FPC exams administered Sept 15, 2018 – Sept 13, 2019 should be answered based on Federal laws and regulations in effect 1/1/2018.

Fall 2018 Exam window September 15th - October 13th. Registration July 10th – October 12th.

Class Schedule

 Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Course Description

This is a study group for those who are interested taking the Certified Payroll Professional or Fundamental Payroll Certification exams given by the American Payroll Association.


 Course Objective

Each week participants will read assigned Chapters and be prepared to review and do Chapter problems. Participants desiring to take the exams should be prepared for (min) 6-8 hours of weekly individual study.



Class Schedule


8/02/18:    Introduction / Knowledge Assessment

CPP Overview- Payroll Source Section 1:  The Employer-Employee Relationship

FPC Overview- Payroll Practice Fundamentals – Chapter 1- Payroll Fundamentals


8/09/18:   CPP - Payroll Source Sections 2/3: Federal and State Wage Hour-Laws / Taxable and Nontaxable Compensation

FPC Payroll Fundamentals – Chapter 3 – Paycheck Fundamentals 


8/16/18:   CPP - Payroll Source Sections 4/7:   Health, Accident, And Retirement Benefits / Unemployment Insurance

FPC Payroll Fundamentals – Chapter 4 – Payroll Benefits Basics


8/23/18:    CPP - Payroll Source Sections 5 /6/ 8: Paying the Employee / Withholding Taxes / Depositing and Reporting

Withheld Taxes.  FPC Payroll Fundamentals – Chapter 5 – Tax Reporting


08/30/18:  No Class at West Ocean Air Dr. (moving location)



09/06/18   CPP - Payroll Source Section 9 /10: Other Deductions from Pay / Recordkeeping and Record Retention

FPC Payroll Fundamentals – Chapter 2 – Payroll Operations


09/13/18   CPP - Payroll Source Section Section 11 / 12:  Payroll Accounting & Payroll Systems and Technology


09/20/18   CPP - Payroll Source Section Section 13 /14:  Managing A Payroll Dept /Payroll for U.S. Employees Abroad & Aliens

in the U.S.



Saturday 9/22/18:     BootCamp (9am-1pm)

                                 Preparing for the CPP / FPC Exam

                                Review ALL Sections



Suggestions For Success

Be prepared for each meeting by READING & STUDYING the chapter(s) to be discussed ahead of time.  Participate in the group discussions.  Miss as few meetings as possible. Ensure you give yourself enough time each week to devote to study.




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