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Payroll PayTrain Fundamentals Certificate

Earn Your Payroll Certification!

A career in payroll offers great flexibility to the qualified professional, with the option to work within large or small organization or to work independently as a consultant. The Paytrain Fundamentals Certificate Program teaches you the knowledge and skills required to maintain and understand issues --- including paycheck calculations, fringe benefits, payroll accounting, tax, administration and recording keeping issues ---critical to this area of financial operations. The PayTrain Fundamentals Certificate is based on the American Payroll Association (APA) premier PayTrain Fundamentals Learning System (printed workbooks and web access). Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion after completing the course.

This course is designed as an exam preparation course for those interested in taking the Fundamental Payroll Certification Examination and earning the coveted FPC designation. 

Click here for the Spring 2017 schedule.

Program Topics

  • Payroll concepts
  • Paycheck calculations
  • Fringe benefits
  • Payroll reporting and employment taxes
  • Record keeping and payroll practices
  • Payroll accounting
  • Administration

Who Should Enroll

  • New hires to payroll
  • Individuals interested in payroll careers
  • Payroll technical support representatives
  • Individuals at payroll services and technology providers
  • Payroll professionals preparing for the FPC exam
  • FPC’s or CPP’s seeking recertification credit hours (RCHs)

Spring 2017 Course Schedule

Please Note: Tuition does not cover the registration for the FPC Exam.

Pace University Midtown Center
551 Fifth Avenue at 45th
New York, NY

January 21; February 11 & 18; March 4 & 18, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuition: $1,299 (includes all materials)
Course#: 90143

Special Offer! Take $50 off for Pace Alumni and SHRM Members!

Remember to use discount code DISC50 to receive your $50 tuition discount when registering online.

Class Status: OPEN

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