APA PayTrain® College & University Program

Now Offered Online!

In cooperation with the American Payroll Association, Villanova University presents the PayTrain College & University program for payroll professionals.  Comprised of two professional development courses: PayTrain Fundamentals and PayTrain Mastery.  This program is designed for all levels of payroll administration.  Enrollees in the course receive live online instruction, textbooks and access to interactive online games and applications to reinforce topics learned.

PayTrain Fundamentals covers concepts, calculations, fringe benefits, tax compliance, record keeping, best practices, accounting, and administration as they apply to Payroll.  The course is ideal for individuals who are new to the payroll industry, those who support the payroll industry, and those who are preparing for the FPC or CPP certification examinations.  This course will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills required to maintain payroll compliance and prevent costly penalties.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Experienced and entry level payroll Professionals
  • Managers and supervisors providing strategic payroll management
  • Sales professional and consultants serving the payroll industry
  • Systems analysts and engineers writing payroll programs
  • Payroll service bureau client Representatives
  • Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam candidates
  • Certified payroll Professional (CPP*) exam candidates

*To qualify for CPP certification, candidates must have earned three years of payroll experience in the five years prior to taking the exam.

Why Enroll?

By completing PayTrain’s Fundamentals and Mastery courses, you will gain:

  • A foundation of knowledge for starting or advancing your payroll career.
  • Improved job performance by increasing accuracy and compliance.
  • Access to a network of peers to learn about payroll practices in other organizations.
  • Solid grounding in compliance issues related to tax and regulatory information.
  • Preparation for the FPC and CPP exams.
  • Recertification credit hours (RCHs) or continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain FPC or CPP credentials



For more information or to register

please visit the Villanova University website!



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