Is There an Online Certification Exam for the Canadian Payroll Association?


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There is no online certification exam to become a Payroll Compliance Practitioner or a Certified Payroll Manager. However, those eligible for certification have to complete an online Certification Declaration that confirms their understanding of the ongoing requirements to obtain and maintain certification with the Canadian Payroll Association.

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To become certified, the applicant must complete all academic course requirements, which include core payroll and non-core payroll courses such as accounting; become an active member of the Canadian Payroll Association; complete the requirements for payroll work experience; and submit the Certification Declaration, which the Canadian Payroll Association sends to the candidate as an email link after the candidate meets all of the other requirements. The Canadian Payroll Association mails the paper certificate to the new certified payroll practitioner within six to eight weeks of submitting the Certification Declaration.

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