National American Payroll Association

American Payroll Association (APA)

The American Payroll Association is the nation’s leader in payroll education, publications, and training. Since 1983, it’s been our goal to increase the payroll professional’s skill level through knowledge and a supportive community of peers. Today, we offer top-rated payroll conferences and seminars, a complete library of resource texts, and industry-recognized certifications.

Our success is achieved through membership. We value APA membership as a shared commitment to improving the work lives of payroll professionals. We empower our members not only through education, but by seeking recognition for the work they do in today’s business and legislative environment. Representing more than 20,000 members, we are the industry’s highly respected and collective voice in Washington, D.C. and beyond.

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The biggest of APA’s educational offerings is its annual Congress. The event has more than 100 payroll and AP related workshops, guest speakers including government officials and industry experts, and a payroll and AP exhibit hall. The Association also publishes a complete library of resource texts and newsletters for payroll.

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APA eBooks

Through vendor partnerships, the American Payroll Association is able to provide a number of free ebooks as a member benefit.  Click below to access these materials. 

Free eBooks from the APA & sponsoring vendors


National Payroll Week - September 3-7, 2018

National Payroll Week celebrates the hard work by America's 150 million wage earners and the payroll professionals who pay them. Together, through the payroll withholding system, they contribute, collect, report and deposit approximately $2.2 trillion, or 67%, of the annual revenue of the U.S. Treasury.

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Payroll Knowledge Assessments

Each Web-based assessment features questions and variables that are randomly selected from an extensive pool of questions, ensuring that each assessment is unique and providing you an invaluable opportunity to practice and improve. You may take up to one hour to complete an assessment and receive your training recommendations immediately. You also can access the scores of your most recent assessment online for 180 days. The KAC is designed to APA's exacting specifications by a preeminent team of Certified Payroll Professionals and industry experts.

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