The APA PayTrain Fundamentals Payroll Exam Prep course was designed by the American Payroll Association (APA) to meet the specific educational needs of payroll professionals and those involved with payroll-related businesses. PayTrain C/U comprise of PayTrain Fundamentals. The course covers the skills and body of knowledge deemed critical by the APA for payroll professionals and are the basis for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) examinations. PayTrain Fundamentals provides excellent preparation for the FPC Exam.


Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English.


  • Individuals interested in payroll careers
  • New hires to payroll
  • Small Business
  • Payroll software developers
  • Payroll technical support representatives
  • Individuals at payroll service and technology providers
  • Seasoned payroll professionals
  • Payroll professionals preparing for the FPC
  • FPCs or CPPs seeking recertification credit hours (RCHs)


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


Hours: 32hrs
CEUs: 3.2
Course Fee: $735
(Official Curriculum Provided)

Dates: May 1-July 10, 2021
Days: Saturdays
Times: 9 am - 1 pm


More information contact:

Sheila Wall, Director, CPD Business Operations, Supply Chain, & Entrepreneurship 281-542-2061

Martha Mendiola, Senior Administrative Assistant, CPD Business Operations, Supply Chain, & Entrepreneurship


Information will be provided for those interested in taking the FPC exam. Click on link below for course information.

PayTrain Fundamentals