In cooperation with the PayrollOrg, Northern Illinois University presents the PayTrain® College & University® Certificate Program for payroll professionals. Comprised of two professional development courses, PayTrain® Fundamentals and PayTrain® Mastery, this program is designed for all levels of payroll administration. Whether you are interested in preparing for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification exams or are new to the industry and need to learn the basics of payroll, the Certificate Program will help you meet your goals.

In Partnership With:

PayTrain College and University

PayTrain Fundamentals

PayTrain® Fundamentals teaches the fundamental payroll calculations and applications necessary for individuals who are new to the payroll industry, those who support the payroll industry, and those who are preparing for the FPC or CPP certification examinations. This part of the program will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills required to maintain payroll compliance and prevent costly penalties.

What Will I Study?

PayTrain Fundamentals provides an introductory study of these topics.

Learning Modules

  • Payroll Concepts
  • Calculations of Pay
  • Calculations of Deductions and Net Pay
  • Fringe Benefits and Other Payments
  • Retirement Plans
  • Cafeteria Plans
  • Payroll Reporting & Employment Taxes
  • Record Keeping & Payroll Practices
  • Payroll Accounting (and Audits*)
  • Payroll Management & Administration
  • Health Benefits
  • International Payments

*Audits are covered in PayTrain Mastery but not PayTrain Fundamentals


This is an instructor-led online course. Course materials and online resources are included.

Course Price

$ 1,300 .00
Register

Available Discounts

PayTrain Mastery

PayTrain® Mastery is a continuation of PayTrain® Fundamentals and provides students with an in-depth understanding of the advanced payroll topics necessary for payroll managers and supervisors. This part of the program is ideal for experienced payroll professionals seeking compliance training, professional development, or CPP certification preparation.

What Will I Study?

PayTrain Mastery provides an advanced study of these topics.

Learning Modules

  • Payroll Concepts
  • Calculations of Pay
  • Calculations of Deductions and Net Pay
  • Fringe Benefits and Other Payments
  • Retirement Plans
  • Cafeteria Plans
  • Payroll Reporting & Employment Taxes
  • Record Keeping & Payroll Practices
  • Payroll Accounting (and Audits*)
  • Payroll Management & Administration
  • Health Benefits
  • International Payments

*Audits are covered in PayTrain Mastery but not PayTrain Fundamentals


This is an instructor-led online course. Course materials and online resources are included.

Course Price

$ 1,450 .00
Register

Available Discounts

An early bird discount for $100 off will be available for those who sign up before the early bird deadline. No discount code is needed.

Discounts are also available for APA members and NIU alumni, students and staff.

Prior to registration, please email niucpe@niu.edu with the applicable information to receive your discount code. (Member ID, NIU Alumni: Graduation Year, NIU Students/Staff: Z-ID/A-ID)

Instructors

Glenna Baldwin, MSc, PHR, SHRM-CP