Education & Professional Development

The Silicon Valley Chapter of APA is founded on Education. We offer a variety of educational opportunities to help provide the skills needed to meet the ever changing Payroll World. Our goal is to provide education opportunities, so that our members have the knowledge to excel as Payroll Professionals in our community.

California Payroll Conference

We invite Payroll Professionals from all over to join us for our annual California Payroll Conference SVAPA is one of the many chapters which join together and participate in Conference held in various California cities. Our chapter members hold a number of important seats on the board for this conference. 

CPP / FPC Study Groups

The Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Payroll Association will be offering a CPP/FPC Study Group to assist individuals in their preparation for the upcoming CPP/FPC Exams. The SVAPA is proud to bring back our CPP Study Group! The CPP certification is one of the best tools available for hiring managers to gauge a potential candidate's knowledge in the payroll field, as well as a testament to the dedication and focus of those who earn certification. 

If you are interested in participating, please contact the SVAPA Board at [email protected] or register through our website.

Continuing Education

Our chapter strives to provide expert speakers with up-to-date topics. By attending our meetings you will stay informed on the latest payroll regulations and best practice techniques to keep you and your company in compliance. All meetings feature a topic that earns American Payroll Association Recertification Credit Hours (RCH).

American Payroll Association

The American Payroll Association hosts classes in the Santa Clara Area throughout the year. Be sure to visit their website at for the classes and dates. Members of the APA are offered the courses at a special discounted rate.

The American Payroll Association holds an Annual Congress every May in a different location across the US. APA Congress offers over 150 education workshops with over 1000 exhibitors in a vendor hall which gives you the opportunity to view new products and network with fellow Payroll Professionals. The APA provides a wide variety of classes/conferences. More information about these informative conferences can be found on the APA website.

APA Educational Grant Application