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CPP Certified Payroll Professional Examination

CPP is a Payroll certification, authorized by American Payroll Association. It is for those professionals who are highly skilled in terms of Payroll knowledge and relevant work experience.  This certification signifies that person have the skills and knowledge to handle strategic management and to achieve company business goals.

Eligibility For CPP Certified Payroll Professional Examination

The criteria to get certified as payroll professional is based on one of the following eligibilities:-


Either the person have 3 years of relevant Payroll experience out of the total five years of work experience, which will calculated till before the exam date.




Candidate has completed few of the courses listed by APA in the website.




In last eighteen months, has completed the FPC and have completed it within eighteen months, with certain courses offered by APA.


Format Of CPP Certified Payroll Professional Examination

The exam will have 190 multiple choice questions including the pre test 25 questions, with four to complete the exam, however pre test questions would not be counted in the, so basically there will be 165 scoring questions for the employee and employee would not be informed about the same, so it is always advisable to try to answer all the questions.


The questions will test candidate on Payroll knowledge and also it will test candidate skills on executing that knowledge in the different payroll environments. Every question will have four options and only of them will be correct.

CPP Study Guide Certified Payroll Professional

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Category : Financial
Product # : Study Guide Exam- 198
Description :

Comprehensive sections include

  • Independent Contractor
  • Federal Minimum Wage
  • Prevailing Wage
  • Payroll Procedure
  • Holiday Premium Pay
  • Golden Parachute
  • Firewall
  • Wage Garnishments
  • Chaos Theory of Management
  • Disaster Recovery
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • Short-term Disability
  • McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act
  • Common-law Employees
  • Workweek
  • Overtime Pay
  • Medicare Taxes
  • Exemptions for Teachers
  • Employee Leasing
  • Communication Skills
  • Backup Media Types
  • Stock Options
  • FLSA Coverage
  • Military Differential Pay
  • Vacation Leave
  • Payroll Period
  • Motivating Subordinates
  • Shift Differential
  • Payroll Records
  • Advance Earned Income Credit
  • Child Labor
  • De minimis Benefit
  • "Exempt" Status
  • Commission Compensation
  • Attendance Bonus
  • Manual Payments
  • Constructive Receipt
  • Davis-Bacon Act
  • Incentive Stock Options
  • Supplementary Shift Bonus
  • Defined-benefit Plans
  • Weekly Wage
  • Commensurate Wage
  • Fair Pay Rules
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
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