Fundamental Payroll Certification Prep Course


Fundamental Payroll Certification Prep Course

An extensive learning path to successfully pass the Fundamental Payroll Certification Exam.

Course Curriculum

 Paycheck Fundamentals 

Payroll Systems/Operations

Paycheck Calculations

Benefit Basics

Tax Filing and Reporting 

Accounting Basics

Customer Service Principles

Each module will have mini-quizzes to ensure you understand the material.

The overall prep course will have a simulated exam. **

**Anyone who obtains >80% is READY to pass the exam. 


  • How payroll works and the core competencies necessary to process US Payroll.


  • A paycheck manually, from gross pay to net pay


  • Payroll process, from collecting hours to depositing and filing taxes


  • Skills, and abilities (KSAs) to confidently pass the FPC exam

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We've carefully curated a curriculum that thoroughly breaks down and covers everything you’ll need to learn to ace your payroll certification exam.

  • FAQS

Q:How much experience do I need to sit for the FPC exam?

A: NONE! This exam requires no education nor prior payroll experience to sit for the exam. 

Q: Do I need to attend all sessions?

A: Yes! To thoroughly gain the information necessary to pass the exam, you will need to attend all sessions.

Q: Can I get RCHs for attending this course?

A: Yes! This course is worth up to 16 RCHs!​

  • An extensive learning path to successfully pass the Fundamental Payroll Certification Exam

  • The tools and knowledge to break into the payroll industry

  • Confidence and competence to increase your sweat equity when applying for payroll positions

After spending over twenty years working with payroll and benefits, Gerard knows the challenges that payroll practitioners face as well as remaining relevant in the ever-changing regulations that surrounds the industry. Gerard serves as an active member of the Southwest VA APA Chapter as well as the President for the Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference. Gerard serves on the Volunteer Hotline, Board of Contributing Writers, Government Relations Task Force, and the Social Networking Committee for the American Payroll Association.

That Payroll Guy equips you with the education and tools needed to remain compliant within the payroll industry and your business.


PO Box 2306 Roanoke, VA 24010