The Dallas Chapter APA is founded on Education.  We offer a variety of educational opportunities to meet your level of experience or learning needs. Take hold of your future and find out how the Dallas Chapter APA can help you achieve your goals through continuing education.

    All courses offer qualified CEU's to all individuals, including CPP's, FPC's, PHR's, SPHR's and CMA's.  CEU and RHC hours will be granted based on the actual hours of participation by each student. 

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    Dallas Chapter Educational Classes

    The Dallas Chapter of the American Payroll Association joins with La Quinta Inn & Suites to present Fundamentals of Payroll (FPC), Mastering Payroll Concepts (CPP), 1 day Fast Track reviews and Calculations. 

    CPP/FPC Fast Track: 8 hour of instructor led fast paced review, going over the major topics on the test, and helping you narrow down your strengths and weaknesses so you can focus your study time better. These sessions are a great refresher for recertification or to help you gage your preparedness for the test. Each Review class is 8 RCH and will be offered twice a year during the Spring and Fall testing periods at the Grand Prairie and Addison locations.

    Calculations: 8 hours of instructor led classes focusing on calculations that vary in complexity.  The calculations cover basic calculations, gross-ups, advanced gross-ups, group term life (GTL), annual lease value, garnishments, special circumstance calculations and other practice calculations.  This is a great refresher class or a dedicated day to help those taking the test get a full day of nothing but calculations.

    The Fundamentals of Payroll class series: 30 hours of instructor led classes, using the Payroll Practice Fundamentals, which is included in the class fee. As an added bonus, one class period is devoted to calculations and test preparedness. This series focuses on FPC test preparation and awards up to 30 RCH** upon completion of the class.  This series is conducted at both La Quinta locations. Each series is 5 Saturdays from 8:00-3:00 with 6 hours of instruction and 1 hour lunch. (Lunch is NOT provided)

    The Mastering Payroll concepts class series: 50 hours of instructor led classes using the Payroll Source, which is included in the class fee. As an added bonus, one class period is devoted to calculations and test preparedness. This series focuses on CPP test preparation and awards up to a maximum of 50 RCH ** upon successful completion of the class. 

    Addison location meets 7 Saturdays from 8:00am-4:30pm with 7 hours of instruction and a 1 hour lunch break.  The last class of the series will be 8 hours of instruction and a 30 minute lunch break.The Grand Prairie location will meet10 Saturdays from 8:00am-1:00pm with 5 hours of instruction and no lunch break.(lunch is NOT provided)

    Ala Carte classes: both the Fundamentals of Payroll and the Mastering Payroll Concepts class series offers an ala carte option to choose a single class you want to attend in the series. Single classes award RCH credits based on the number of hours of class time.

    For Class dates and registration, please click on the link on the left side of the page for the Location of your choice. Each class series is offering special bundle rates/ala carte rates – make sure to get the best deal and bundle your choices. Both locations will provide water and coffee.  Please feel free to bring light snacks and drinks with you to class.


    Registration must be in advance – payments will not be accepted at the door. See the cancelation policy below. 

    PLEASE NOTE: All cancellations less than 72 hours in advance of the first day of class will be refunded at 50%. Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance of the first day will not be refunded; however any books/materials included in the fee, will be available for pickup by contacting