American Payroll Association (APA)

It is imperative that all APA candidates read the appropriate Candidate Handbooks prior to making an exam reservation.

Downloads

Downloads Format Size
CPP Candidate Handbook PDF 532 KB
CPP Application Form PDF 90 KB
FPC Candidate Handbook PDF 684 KB
FPC Application Form PDF 156 KB

Applications

Applications MUST be submitted to the APA PRIOR to registering for the CPP/FPC exam.

Receipt of applications will be verified and candidates that pass the exam but do not submit a valid/completed application will not be entitled to use the CPP/FPC designation.

NEW! Effective July 1, 2015:
Cancel or Reschedule Policy

Please review the revised cancellation/reschedule policy in detail prior to making an exam registration.  If you need to cancel your APA exam appointment, you must do so 31 or more calendar days in advance to avoid any fees.

Do NOT contact Pearson VUE’s local testing center if you need to cancel or reschedule an exam appointment. All candidates must telephone Pearson VUE or go to www.pearsonvue.com/apa at least four (4) calendar days before the scheduled examination date to change or cancel a reservation. Changed reservations with proper notice may be transferred to a new reservation (within the current testing window for the Northern Americas region). Candidates will forfeit the entire examination fee and be considered a no-show if the change or cancel request is received less than four (4) calendar days from the exam reservation.

To avoid forfeiture of your exam fee, please refer to the table below for additional information.

Appointment is scheduled for: Must be cancelled by 11:59 PM on:

Sunday

Wednesday

Monday

Thursday

Tuesday

Friday

Wednesday

Saturday

Thursday

Sunday

Friday

Monday

Saturday

Tuesday

Candidates who cancel an exam four (4) to thirty (30) calendar days before their exam reservation will incur a non-refundable cancellation fee of $50 USD. Cancellations that occur more than thirty (30) calendar days prior to an exam reservation are not subject to additional fees. Please note that there is no fee to change a reservation during this same period.

Examination fees are fully refundable only if the candidate cancels the reservation with proper notice (4 or more calendar days from the date of the scheduled exam).  Note: the cancellation fee will apply to exams cancelled four (4) to thirty (30) calendar days from the exam reservation. 

Please see the tables below for additional information.

Cancellations:

Cancel by: Action:

4-30 calendar days

  • Full refund of exam fee
  • Non-refundable penalty of $50 USD

31 or more calendar days

  • Full refund of exam fee
  • No additional penalty

Reschedules:

Reschedule by: Action:

3 calendar days or less

  • Forfeit of exam fee
  • No additional penalty

4 or more calendar days

  • Full refund of exam fee
  • No additional penalty

Test Scheduling

APA candidates may pay by credit card, electronic check or voucher via the internet and Call Center. Payment is not accepted at the Test Center. Please consult the APA Candidate Handbooks for additional instructions and forms.

Appointments may be made up to one business day in advance.

Last updated 2015-05-04