Online Certified Payroll Professional Exam Preparation Course
Earn Your CPP Designation
Becoming a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) proves your expertise in the payroll industry. If you are looking to advance your career as a payroll professional and meet the eligibility requirements, this 100% live-online course will prepare you to take and pass the CPP exam to earn this valuable credential. UNC Charlotte Continuing Education can prepare you for the exam by providing tools and resources to effectively study the material, practice, and apply your learning through the Certified Payroll Professional Exam Preparation Program.
- EMSI reports that the median advertised salary for payroll positions with Certified Payroll Professional as a major qualification is $47,000.
- EMSI also states that demand for payroll professionals is strongest in the administrative and support services, manufacturing, health care and social assistance, and retail trade sectors.
WHY SHOULD I GET THE CPP DESIGNATION?
The payroll industry evolves rapidly. To keep pace, you need to stay on top of the latest payroll regulations. The CPP certification proves that you have advanced payroll knowledge and skills and sets you on the path to advance your payroll career.
WHAT DOES THE CPP EXAM COVER?
The CPP exam is a four-hour-long, 190 multiple choice question test that is weighted in the following manner:
- Core Payroll Concepts (27%)
- Compliance/Research and Resources (21%)
- Calculation of the Paycheck (20%)
- Payroll Process and Supporting Systems and Administration (9%)
- Payroll Administration and Management (10%)
- Audits (7%)
- Accounting (9%)
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EARNING THE CPP CERTIFICATION?
There's more to earning your CPP certification than passing the test. Becoming a Certified Payroll Professional is an important step to developing skills critical to payroll leadership. It demonstrates a knowledge of payroll practice and applicable regulations and shows commitment to the profession. Moreover, CPP certification improves career advancement opportunities.
You must be a payroll professional practicing a total of three (3) years out of the five (5) years preceding the date of the examination.
Debra Drum is a Certified Payroll Professional with expertise in payroll tax for multi-state companies. She has over 15 years in payroll experience and earned her BS in Accounting from UNC Charlotte.
This program is offered once a year in the spring. The next program starts February 7, 2022, with 9 sessions consisting of six Monday evenings (6-9:30 pm) and three Saturdays (8:30-12:30 pm) all delivered online through Zoom. The registration fee is $2,179 which includes the Payroll Source Textbook.
Participants must take the CPP exam in the exam window immediately following the Certified Payroll Professional Exam Prep program. If, after taking the course, you are not successful in passing the exam, you can re-take the course the next time it is offered – for free, with the exception that the student would be responsible for purchasing the newest edition of "The Payroll Source" textbook. *As a reminder, the UNC Charlotte Certified Payroll Professional Exam Prep program is offered once a semester in the spring.