CPP Certified Payroll Professional Mastery Exam Prep

San Jacinto’s CPP Mastery Exam Prep course is an exam-based certification offered by the American Payroll Institute. It is ideal for experienced payroll professionals seeking compliance training and professional development.

This comprehensive program provides a solid understanding of advanced payroll topics necessary for payroll managers and supervisors. This advanced payroll course is for experienced payroll professionals that are at a supervisory or management level or are looking to move up to that level.  

Students are required to have basic payroll and payroll calculations knowledge or have completed FPC class and/or certification.


June 10-July 29, 2023 

9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Course Topics 

  • Identify employees vs. individual contractors
  • Understand Fair Labor Standards   
  • Discover federal taxation laws and related legislation
  • Understand differences between taxable and non-taxable compensation
  • Learn how to manage health, accident, and retirement benefits
  • Learn how to put court order deductions into effect
  • Understand payroll accounting transactions
  • Put into practice record keeping and systems skills    
  • Understand the roll of payroll management
  • Learn common payroll terms and acronyms
  • Prepare student for the CPP examination  

Materials Needed: Payroll Train Access and workbooks provided by San Jacinto College. Learn more on the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) website.


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High School Diploma / GED


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