Fundamental Payroll Certification Prep Course

August 20th & 21st, 27th & 28th 2022
11:00am-3:00pm EST daily

Hey bee hey! You've heard so much about the lucrative career opportunities in the Payroll industry and you're itching to transition into this well-paying field. We've got you, bee!

One of the most sought-after masterclasses

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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!


He is the Senior Payroll Operations Manager for the Human Capital Management division of CBIZ in Roanoke VA.  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.

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Gerard has created a strong network in both the Learning & Development and payroll arenas.

He can be seen in articles and group pages offering advice and answers on the American Payroll Association, Certified Payroll Professionals Facebook Group, and PayTech. In addition to his extensive payroll experience, Gerard has assisted over 350 people in achieving their FPC and CPP designations through his preparation and assessment activities. In 2018, Gerard established the company donned “That Payroll Guy, LLC” focused on educating people on the intricacies of payroll as well as keeping those within the industry relevant of regulation updates/changes.

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

  • How to calculate a paycheck manually, from gross pay to net pay

  • The complete payroll process, from collecting hours to depositing and filing taxes

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



At the end of the program, they will walk away with

  • 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



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 4 three-hour sessions

Q. Are there any additional materials needed for this exam?

A. You'll be provided with several course materials in the Google Classroom for the course. In addition to these, it would be best to download the IRS Publication 15-T to understand how federal taxes are calculated.

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.

F Harper