Canadian Payroll Association
The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) offers the only payroll certifications in Canada.
Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification
The CPA's PCP certification is the foundation for a career in payroll. Gain an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements to keep your Organization compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle. When you get certified, you join a growing community of supporting professionals and gain access to the resources you need to stay current and compliant.
PCP certification requires three core courses, one transfer of credit and one year of weighted, related work experience. Please see the requirements in completion order listed below.
- Payroll Compliance Legislation (PCL)
- Payroll Fundamentals 1 (PF1)
- Payroll Fundamentals 2 (PF2)
- Introduction to Accounting (transfer of credit; offered at post-secondary institutions)
- PCP Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) (a minimum of one year work experience in payroll)
All courses, including Introduction to Accounting, require a passing grade of 65% in order to be accepted toward PCP certification.
Students must first register with the college and pay the college registration fee. They must also register with the Canadian Payroll Association at least 10 days prior to the start date of the course and pay the CPA's applicable fee(s) in order to receive their course materials and get access to the online learning platform.
Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.
|ACCT1030||Introductory Financial Accounting I
Description: This course introduces accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements, and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system.
|OLRN1715||Accounting Basics I
Description: Introduces the student to how accounting information is used by, and meets the needs of both internal and external users through effective and efficient communication as well as what accounting information is required by a business concern to reflect clearly the operating results of the enterprise over its operating life. Students will also be introduced to generally accepted accounting principles,the interpretation and preparation of financial statements and how this information is recorded in the various business records.