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02/06/21 APA PayTrain Level 1 - Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) is a Course

02/06/21 APA PayTrain Level 1 - Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC)

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Collaboration Studio (HCS) at HCC

1602 N. 15th St (Corner of 15th St. and 5th Ave.)

Tampa, FL 33605 

Parking:  Free parking is available in the surface lot at Collaboration Studio.  Overflow parking is available in the 15th Street Garage behind Collaboration Studio.  However, validation for the garage may not be available on nights and weekends, so students may be responsible for parking fees.  If you park in the garage you must be out by 7:00 PM.

Room: 132

Day:  Saturday

Time:  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dates:  02/06/21 - 03/06/21 

Note:  Participant workbooks are included.  Exam not included.

This is a working lunch course, consisting of 6 hours each day.  Please bring your lunch.

The PayTrain Level 1 course teaches the fundamental payroll calculations, completion of forms, and applications providing students with the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities required to maintain your organization’s payroll compliance while preventing costly penalties. 

This course is ideal for new payroll professionals, those who support the payroll industry, and those who are preparing for the FPC exam. 

ELIGIBILITY:  The FPC Examination is open to all who wish to demonstrate a baseline of payroll competency. There are no eligibility requirements for the FPC Examination.  For more information please download the Candidate Handbook 2021-2021 Edition.

SPRING 2021 - Exam Information

Registration: January 12 - April 16, 2021

Exam: March 20 - April 17, 2021

PayTrain Level 1 is a prerequisite for the PayTrain Level 2 course.

Topics include the introductory study of:

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

Learn more about certification benefits and exam registration at

Financial Assistance:  

Instructor:  Lisa Henry