Are You Interested in Becoming a CPP-Certified Payroll Professional or FPC-Fundamental Payroll Certification?

Northern Colorado Payroll Association (NCPA) will be hosting a certification Study Group beginning February 2, 2019.

The Study Group will be held every other Saturday, beginning February 2, 2019, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm:

February 2nd

February 16th

March 2nd

March 16th

March 30th

Study Group Host and Location –

Town of Windsor, 301 Walnut Street (one block south of Main Street on the east side of town), Windsor, CO 80550

Coffee, Rolls, Water provided; 30 minute brown bag lunch per session

Cost –

Chapter Members – $75       (all participants must be a paid member of NCPA)

1 Year – NCPA 2019 Membership cost – $60 (includes two colleagues from the same company or organization)


Materials needed for Study Group – 

American Payroll Association’s (APA) 2018 Payroll Source textbook (see separate Group-discount textbook info), large binder, hand calculator, notepaper, package of index cards 

The Study Group will be approved by the APA and the instructors will be APA certified (CPP/FPC) NCPA chapter members 

Study Group Participants will receive – 

Weekly PowerPoint’s on each section, test-taking tips, testing on each session, Certificate of Completion

Goals – 

  • Completion of this 32.5 hour course to acquire mastery in the field of payroll practices and laws
  • Enjoy the comradely and support of fellow Study Group participants and instructors
  • Gain the confidence to sit for the CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) or FPC (Fundamental Payroll Professional) exam
  • Attend NCPA’s monthly Payroll/HR education luncheons with speakers presenting on topics that empower member’s with the most up-to-date federal and/or state legislation or practices
  • Obtain connections to a network of payroll professionals from various types of industries

Certified Study Group Teachers/Mentors – 

  • We will be requesting 6.5 RCH’s per session from the APA, total of 32.5 RCH’s
  • PowerPoints for each section of the Payroll Source will be provided to you
  • The Payroll Source section(s) that you teach will be provided to you
  • Teacher’s – no cost if you teach two or more sections of the Payroll Source
  • Mentors – Cost if $75 for all sessions; $25 per individual session to receive RCH credits 

Tentative Class Schedule: 

FEBRUARY 2ND – Town of Windsor – Windsor, Colorado Section Title
Section 1:  Employer – Employee Relationship
Section 14:   Payroll for US Employees Abroad and Aliens in the US
Section 2:   Federal and State Wage-Hour Laws
FEBRUARY 16TH – Town of Windsor – Windsor, Colorado Section Title
Section 3:  Taxable and Non-taxable Wages
Section 4:  Health, Accident and Retirement Benefits
Section 5:  Paying the Employee
MARCH 2ND – Town of Windsor – Windsor, Colorado Section Title
Section 6:  Withholding Taxes
Section 8:  Depositing and Reporting Withheld Taxes
Section 9:  Other Deductions from Pay
MARCH 16TH – Town of Windsor – Windsor, Colorado Section Title
Introductions / Section 7:  Unemployment Insurance
Section 10:  Recordkeeping and Record Retention
Section 11:  Payroll Accounting
MARCH 30TH – Town of Windsor – Windsor, Colorado Section Title
Section 12:  Payroll and Systems Technology
Section 13:  Managing a Payroll Department

 CPP/FPC Exam Registration: January 15 – April 19, 2019     Exams: March 23 – April 20, 2019

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