Payroll Fundamentals Training Course

America's #1 Payroll Course

Payroll Fundamentals Training Course

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Course Purpose

This course provides payroll education and is required to take the Payroll Certification exam.

Course Overview

This course explains payroll. It addresses the latest payroll laws and up-to-the-minute updates. The course focuses on application rather than theory. Examples and real business applications enhance the course and demonstrate the relevance of what you are learning. You learn how to calculate payroll, pay payroll taxes, and prepare payroll tax reports.

Course Length

The course is a seven-week course (one session per week). However, the course is an on-demand, self-study, self-paced course. Therefore, the length of the course is determined by the time you dedicate to the course and your understanding of payroll.

Important: When you purchase the course, we email you the course access code and instructions usually within an hour. If you don't receive the email, please check your Junk mail.

If you purchase the course after 5:00 pm MT (4:00 pm PT, 6:00 pm CT, 7:00 pm ET), we email you the course access code and instructions the morning of the next business day. We are closed on the weekend and major holidays.

The code provides you access to the course for 6 months beginning from the time you access the course.

Course Agenda

  1. Payroll Practices and System Fundamentals
  2. Payroll System Procedures
  3. Gross Pay Computations
  4. Fringe Benefits and Voluntary Deductions
  5. Employee Net Pay and Pay Methods
  6. Employer Payroll Taxes and Labor Planning
  7. The Payroll Register, Employees' Earnings Records, and Accounting System Entries

Course Materials

The materials included with this course include:

  • eTextbook (digital) with print loose-leaf textbook option
  • Pre-assessment Test
  • On-demand Video Instruction
  • Quizzes
  • Problem Sets
  • Case Problems
  • Instructor Support
  • 14 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

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Course Steps

The steps to completing the course are as follows:

Step 1: Take Pre-assessment Test
Determine your pre-education knowledge and skill by taking the pre-assessment test.

Step 2: Watch Chapter Video
Watch chapter instruction video.

Step 3: Read Textbook Chapter
Read textbook chapter.

Step 4: Complete Chapter Exercises
Complete textbook chapter exercises.

Step 5: Complete Chapter Problems
Complete textbook chapter problems.

Step 6: Take Chapter Quiz
Take chapter quiz.

Step 7: Request Instructor Support
Email your instructor course questions.

Step 8: Take Post-assessment Test
Determine your post-education knowledge and skill by taking the post-assessment test.


Step 9: Take Payroll Certification Exam
Take and pass Payroll Certification exam.

Payroll Course Bundle - Clients Save 36% and Nonclients Save 20%

The payroll course bundle combines the Payroll Fundamentals and QuickBooks Online Fundamentals training courses.

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Fee with eTextbook

$319 Client (log in to the Clients Only portal)
$399 Nonclient


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Fee with eTextbook and Print Loose-leaf Textbook

$379 Client (log in to the Clients Only portal)
$459 Nonclient

Please allow 5-7 days for print textbook delivery. Your textbook will arrive via United States Postal Service 3 Day Priority Mail.


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