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Fundamental Payroll Certification Prep Course

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

February 24th-25th | March 2nd -3rd

11:00am-3:00pm EST daily

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Gerard Hall, CPP

Certified Payroll Expert

Two decades of experience – passed both the FPC and CPP exams on the first try.

Course Curriculum: 

Fundamental Payroll Certification Prep Course

  • Chapter 1: Paycheck Fundamentals 

  • Chapter 2: Payroll Systems/Operations

  • Chapter 3: Paycheck Calculations

  • Chapter 4: Benefit Basics

  • Chapter 5: Tax Filing and Reporting 

  • Chapter 6: Accounting Basics

  • Chapter 7: 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% will pass the exam. 

  • 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


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

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A paycheck manually, from gross pay to net pay

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Payroll process, from collecting hours to depositing and filing taxes


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

Gerard Hal Bio

Gerard Hall, CPP

After spending almost 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 Speakers Committee Chair for the Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference. Gerard serves on the Volunteer Hotline, Board of Contributing Writers, Education Grant Committee, and the Social Networking Committee for the American Payroll Association.

Gerard Hall has carefully curated a curriculum that thoroughly breaks down and covers everything you’ll need to learn to ace your payroll certification exam.

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Shanell S.

I took the initiative to finally invest in myself and loved every minute. The payroll course was definitely worth it. Gerard was so knowledgeable and instructing so effortlessly. Not only was the information helpful in my current position it will definitely benefit in the near future. I must say I am excited for this new venture. I am so grateful for the BOTJ Community.


Natasha N.

I've recently decided to change careers and I wasn't sure how I would go about making myself more marketable to potential employers. I came across Black On The Job on Instagram and started following them because of the great resources they have available. I recently took part in the Payroll Fundamental course so that I can take the first to prepare me to become certified. I definitely recommend reaching out to them for all your career needs!

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F Harper

I signed up for the Fundaments of Payroll Course. It did not disappoint. The instructor, Gerard Hall was very informative and thorough with his instructions and examples. I am confident that after continued studying for this exam, I will pass. Thanks to BOTJ for giving us quality programs for advancement.

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