Payroll PayTrain Fundamentals Certificate

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Earn Your Payroll Certification!

About the Class

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.

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)

Meet the instructor

Marie Esposito

Marie Esposito was born and raised in upstate New York in the city of Schenectady.  She graduated from Bryant and Stratton Business College with an Associate Degree in Business Management/Accounting.  She also graduated from Empire State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Economics & Finance.  She has been working in the payroll industry for 25 years, utilizing various in-house and outsourced payroll processes, procedures and payroll systems.


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.