Payroll Practice and Management

Whether you’re interested in obtaining a new career in payroll, or are an experienced payroll professional seeking a professional certification, this program will allow you to demonstrate the skills required to excel as a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP).

This program is designed to help you prepare and provide a thorough review for the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam administered by the American Payroll Association (APA). The registration fee for this exam is included with this program.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are interested in careers as:

  • Payroll Specialists
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Manager
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Payroll Professional w/ Certified Payroll Certification(CPP)

What You'll Learn

Payroll is one of the fastest-changing career fields in the business world today. Constant fluctuation in government rules and regulations make it difficult to keep up.

The Payroll Practice and Management Online Training Program will teach you all facets of payroll, from the basics to the complexity of fringe benefits, taxation, and garnishments. If you're new to the field, you'll build a solid foundation and knowledge of payroll rules and regulations.

Delivery Format

  • The entire program is offered online
  • Instructor-facilitated online courses
  • Start anytime during the quarter
  • Learn from the convenience of your home and at your pace


Course Information
Course No. GES 409
Units NC
Fee $1,795

Outline

Training Time

100 hours; 6 months

 - expand Lesson 1: Introduction to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: History of the Act
  3. CH 3: Amendments to the Act
  4. CH 4: Rules of Coverage
  5. CH 5: Jurisdictions
  6. CH 6: Audits
  7. CH 7: Penalties
  8. CH 8: Miscellaneous Topics
  9. CH 9: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 2: Classification of Workers
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Who Is the Employer?
  3. CH 3: Categories of Workers
  4. CH 4: Common-law Employees
  5. CH 5: Independent Contractors
  6. CH 6: Reporting Requirements
  7. CH 7: Statutory Employees
  8. CH 8: Statutory Non-employees
  9. CH 9: Leased Employees
  10. CH 10: Employees under the FLSA
  11. CH 11: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 3: White Collar Exemptions
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Exempt vs. Nonexempt
  3. CH 3: Salary Level Test
  4. CH 4: Salary Basis Test
  5. CH 5: Executive Employee Category
  6. CH 6: Administrative Category
  7. CH 7: Professional Category
  8. CH 8: Computer Professionals
  9. CH 9: Highly Compensated Workers
  10. CH 10: Sales Employees
  11. CH 11: Other Categories of Workers
  12. CH 12: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 4: Calculating Gross Pay
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Rule of Constructive Receipt
  3. CH 3: Minimum Wage
  4. CH 4: Deductions from Pay
  5. CH 5: Hours Worked
  6. CH 6: Overtime
  7. CH 7: Regular Rate of Pay
  8. CH 8: Calculating Regular Rate of Pay
  9. CH 9: Calculating Overtime
  10. CH 10: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 5: Specialized Payrolls, Employees, or Regulations
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
  3. CH 3: Davis-Bacon Act
  4. CH 4: Walsh-Healey Act
  5. CH 5: McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act
  6. CH 6: Public Sector Employees
  7. CH 7: Hospital Employees
  8. CH 8: Federal New Hire Reporting
  9. CH 9: Child Labor
  10. CH 10: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 6: State Wage and Hour Law
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Relevant Areas of Law
  3. CH 3: State Listings
  4. CH 4: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 7: Federal Income Tax
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Definition of Federal Taxation
  3. CH 3: EIN and Form SS-4
  4. CH 4: FICA Taxes
  5. CH 5: Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA)
  6. CH 6: Withholding
  7. CH 7: Deposit Rules
  8. CH 8: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 8: State Taxes
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Types of Taxes
  3. CH 3: State Tax Chart
  4. CH 4: Multi-state Taxation
  5. CH 5: Review and Reflect
 - expandLesson 9: Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate (Form W-4)
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Basic Requirements
  3. CH 3: Withholding Allowances
  4. CH 4: Invalid Forms W-4
  5. CH 5: Nonresident Aliens
  6. CH 6: Submitting Forms
  7. CH 7: State Form W-4
  8. CH 8: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 10: Wages and Compensation
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: What Are Wages?
  3. CH 3: Types of Compensation
  4. CH 4: Supplemental Wages
  5. CH 5: State Requirements for Supplemental Wages
  6. CH 6: Payroll Period
  7. CH 7: Special Compensation
  8. CH 8: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 11: Wage and Tax Reports
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return (Form 941)
  3. CH 3: Completing Form 941
  4. CH 4: Schedule B (Form 941)
  5. CH 5: Completing Schedule B
  6. CH 6: Schedule D (Form 941)
  7. CH 7: Completing Schedule D
  8. CH 8: Form 941-X
  9. CH 9: Completing Form 941-X
  10. CH 10: State Form
  11. CH 11: Form 941 Series
  12. CH 12: Multiple Worksite Report
  13. CH 13: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 12: Fringe Benefits: Deferred Compensation
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Overview of Fringe Benefits
  3. CH 3: Qualified Deferred Compensation
  4. CH 4: 401(k) Plans
  5. CH 5: 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuities
  6. CH 6: Section 457 Plans
  7. CH 7: Catch-up Contribution Limits
  8. CH 8: Simplified Employee Pension Plan (SEP)
  9. CH 9: Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees (SIMPLE)
  10. CH 10: Additional Reporting Form W-2
  11. CH 11: Pension Plan Deposit Rules
  12. CH 12: Source Tax
  13. CH 13: Non-qualified Deferred Compensation
  14. CH 14: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 13: Fringe Benefits: Tax Preferred Compensation
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: What Are Tax Preferred Benefits?
  3. CH 3: Section 125 Plans (Cafeteria Plans)
  4. CH 4: Section 129 Plans
  5. CH 5: Flexible Spending Accounts
  6. CH 6: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 14: Fringe Benefits: Other Benefits
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Adoption Assistance
  3. CH 3: Educational Assistance
  4. CH 4: Relocation Expenses
  5. CH 5: Stock Options
  6. CH 6: Transportation
  7. CH 7: Company Car
  8. CH 8: Company Aircraft
  9. CH 9: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 15: Fringe Benefits: Health, Life,and Accident
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Health Insurance
  3. CH 3: Third Party Sick Pay
  4. CH 4: Life Insurance
  5. CH 5: Workers' Compensation
  6. CH 6: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 16: International Payrolls
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Expatriates and Resident Aliens
  3. CH 3: IRC Section 911
  4. CH 4: Taxes for Resident Aliens
  5. CH 5: Nonresident Aliens
  6. CH 6: Form W-4 and Nonresident Aliens
  7. CH 7: Taxes for Nonresident Aliens
  8. CH 8: State Laws for Resident and Nonresident Aliens
  9. CH 9: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 17: Garnishments (71)
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: What Is Garnishment?
  3. CH 3: Child Support Withholding
  4. CH 4: Medical Support Orders
  5. CH 5: Federal Tax Levies
  6. CH 6: State Tax Levies
  7. CH 7: Creditor Garnishments
  8. CH 8: Student Loans
  9. CH 9: Bankruptcies
  10. CH 10: Voluntary Wage Assignments
  11. CH 11: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 18: Year End and Year Beginning
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Verifying Employee Names and Social Security Numbers
  3. CH 3: Year-End Memo
  4. CH 4: Preparing the Department
  5. CH 5: Duplicate Form W-2 Requests
  6. CH 6: Preparing and Filing Year End Tax Forms
  7. CH 7: Correcting Previously Filed Year-End Tax Forms and Reports
  8. CH 8: Abandoned Wages
  9. CH 9: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 19: Payroll Administration
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Payroll Systems
  3. CH 3: Payroll Controls
  4. CH 4: Direct Deposit
  5. CH 5: Electronic Pay Cards
  6. CH 6: Dealing With the IRS
  7. CH 7: Review and Reflect
 - expand Lesson 20: Managing the Payroll Department
  1. CH 1: Get Ready to Learn
  2. CH 2: Department Procedures
  3. CH 3: Managing Payroll Staff
  4. CH 4: Auditing for Fraud
  5. CH 5: Disaster Recovery
  6. CH 6: Managing Security
  7. CH 8: Review and Reflect

Skill Sets

  • Requirements of classifying employees under the IRC and classifying employees as exempt under the FLSA
  • Federal taxation regulations pertaining to payroll and how to complete and process Form W-4
  • IRS tax requirements, their interpretation, and application
  • Pay periods and their effect on taxation
  • The basics of fringe benefits
  • The basics of organizing a year-end season

Requirements

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.

There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account and Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions). We recommend that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer in place of other Web browsers.

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.

The materials for this program are all available online.


Prerequisites

To enroll in this program, you should be proficient in keyboarding, have a basic understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word is recommended), and have a command of English grammar and punctuation. No payroll or office work experience is required.

To qualify for the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam, administered by the American Payroll Association (APA), will need to have been employed in the practice of payroll for at least the last 24 months. The practice of payroll is defined as direct or related involvement in at least one of the following:

  • Payroll Production, Payroll Reporting, Payroll Accounting, Payroll Systems and Payroll Taxation
  • Payroll Administration
  • Payroll Education/Consulting

The registration fee for this exam is included with this program.