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2020 CPP/FPC Certification Study Group! Now Offered On-line or In Person from 2/8/20 thru 3/28/20. Registration is Open!

A Message from the Study Group Coordinator, Debby Perry, CPP,   760-807-0681

Registration for the Spring 2020 CPP/FPC (Certified Payroll Professional/Fundamental Payroll Certification) Study Group is now open!

Please send an email with your interest as soon as possible to  The Study Group begins February 8th and will be held both in person and on-line through March 28th.  You can attend as many sessions as you would like and if you are certified, you will earn 6 RCH credits per session.

I recommend that you purchase the 2019 Payroll Source textbook which is what the Spring 2020 exams will be based on.  If I get 10 or more orders for the 2019 text, we can get a 10% discount from the American Payroll Association.  Time is limited though!  We need to know via email if you plan to participate in the Study Group and whether or not you wish to purchase the textbook as soon as possible.  The 2019 Payroll Source text will be used as a reference during the Study Group, but any recent Payroll Source textbook can be used.

You are not required to take the test.  You can make your decision whether you wish to or not after the Study Group begins and you learn more about certification.  The exams will be held between March 21, 2020 and April 18, 2020.

NEW THIS YEAR!  This study group will be available on-line via Microsoft Teams as well as in person at my home in Frederick, CO.  Links to both the Study Group Syllabus and the KSA’s are attached for your review (Knowledge/Skills/Abilities – these are what the exams are based on).

The cost to attend the entire six Study Group Sessions, plus one day of calculations and a final Study Group “Boot-camp” is being offered this year for $100, the lowest cost in Colorado and the surrounding areas! When replying in the affirmative (no need to respond if in the negative), please let me know if you will be a Student or a Mentor (Session Instructor) and if you will be attending in Frederick, CO or via Microsoft Teams On-Line.  Additional details will come once I have a list of attendees.  Thank you and if you have any questions/concerns, please let me know.

Warm regards, 

Debby Perry, CPP, MHRM

NCPA Education Chair/CPP/FPC Study Group Coordinator

CPP-KSAS_Am Payroll Assoc

Study Group Syllabus-Spring 2020

Certified Payroll Professional

Fundamental Payroll Certification


APA sets the standards for payroll excellence through certification programs at two levels. Explore the benefits of certification for you and your staff.  Click on the links below to read the criteria necessary to become a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP- Minimum of three years experience in payroll) or obtain the Fundamental Payroll Certification if you are new to payroll or wish to receive the FPC as a stepping stone to CPP certification.

Open Payroll/HR Positions! See “Jobs” Page

SAVE THE DATE! 2020 Form W-4 Presentation & Luncheon, February 20, 2020

FEBRUARY 20, 2020 – 11:30 TO 1:00 – Loveland Chamber of Commerce

Jim Medlock, CPP & past Director of Education for the American Payroll Association will present:

Federal & State Tax Calculations with the 2020 W-4 Form

The 2020 Form W-4 is here! Do you understand how it impacts both federal and state income tax calculations? In this session, you will learn how the information from the Form W-4 is used to calculate FITW, how states using the W-4 have changed their SITW calculations, and we will address how to explain how the calculation changes impact your employees.


Jim Medlock is a Payroll Compliance Educator with Medlock & Associates after recently retiring from the American Payroll Association where he was Director of Education and Training for over 25 years. While on APA’s staff Jim shared his knowledge and experience with payroll professionals over nearly 30 years teaching and preparing materials for APA’s educational programs. Jim was the APA’s Payroll Man of the Year in 1991. He was also the Colorado Payroll Person of the Year in 1993. Jim served a two-year term as the APA’s representative on the IRS’s Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC). He chaired APA’s Certification Board. He is a member of the APA’s Government Relations Task Forces IRS Issues and State Issues subcommittees.




The Executive Board and Chapter Members of the Northern CO Payroll Association wish you and yours a wonderful and blessed holiday season!  

During the months of December and January we will not be holding meetings so that our members can enjoy the holiday’s with their families and work to complete their final quarter and year end processing for 2019.  The board will hold it’s last quarterly meeting on December 12th to finalize the 2020 budget, discuss speakers for the new year and plan the NCPA Study Group which will begin in late January or early February!  Our first chapter meeting in 2020 will be our Annual Business Meeting held on February 20th where members will vote on the budget and form special committees for the new year.  

Please watch our website for more information as it develops! 

If you wish to become certified in payroll and obtain either a CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) or FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification) by the American Payroll Association, please plan to enroll in our upcoming Study Group!  Our hope is to bring the study group to you remotely in 2020!

Information will be posted when finalized.  

Congratulations to NCPA’s Certified CPP’s and FPC’s from our Spring, Summer & Winter Study Groups


                                             ***Abby McCurdy, CPP***

***Elaine Lopez, FPC – Jacob Center***

***Miranda Thompson, CPP – Payroll Vault***

***Brenda Haarmann, CPP – Larimer County***

***Rebecca Hengl, CPP -Thompson School District***

***Ashley Omundson, FPC – Centennial Lending***


 ***Joli Garcia, CPP – Noosa Yoghurt***   

***Tammy Hansen, CPP – City of Greeley***     

***Heidi Heier, CPP – Otter Box*** 

 ***Tessa Reed, FPC – Payroll Vault***   

***Allyson Rodahl,CPP Payroll Vault***   

***Teresa Wilbur, CPP – Noosa Yoghurt***   

***Sherry Williams, FPC – Payroll Vault***