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Learn the basics of payroll and prepare to take the Fundamental Payroll Certification exam, developed by the American Payroll Association, the most widely recognized payroll organization in the U.S.
Payroll is one of the fastest-changing career fields in the business world today. This course will help you navigate ever-changing payroll rules and regulations, so you can succeed as a payroll professional. You will learn all facets of payroll from basic laws to complex areas like fringe benefits, taxation, and garnishments. By course completion, you will be ready to pass the Fundamental Payroll Certification exam, developed by the American Payroll Association.
What you will learn
How you will benefit
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional material required for this program is included in enrollment. Digital access to the following book will be emailed to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
You should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, be able to use a basic 4 function calculator, be comfortable navigating the Internet and using email and have an understanding of a word-processing program (such as Word). This course is intended for anyone interested in developing their management skills.
Helene K. Liatsos
Helene K. Liatsos is a consultant for small businesses, travel agencies, and home-based business startups with more than 25 years of experience. Along with a successful career in the travel industry, working with airlines, hotels, and travel agencies, Helene established her own business management company, Home Office Management Experts, and was awarded the 2004 Home-Based Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. As a QuickBooks Certified Advisor, she provides bookkeeping, payroll and QuickBooks training services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Can I register for a course if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes. You will be prepared to pass the FPC exam, and become certified in the fundamentals of payroll.
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.
How does this course address changing payroll laws?
This course is revised periodically to address federal wage and payroll laws. However, these laws vary at the state level. It is advised that you also understand your state's wage and payroll laws.
I enjoyed the flexibility to work around my schedule and knowing that the support was available should I need it.- T.C., Central Oregon Community College
The timeliness of my facilitators responses was excellent! Everything was great.- J.A., California State University, East Bay
The online course allowed me to complete the course in the convenience of my home. The facilitator and support were both helpful and timely with resolving inquiries and submitting test scores.- A.R., Cuyahoga Community College
My instructor, Laurie Fagundes is very knowledgeable and has given me great support throughout the entire course. I am very satisfied with the whole thing.- J.K., California State University, East Bay
Laura Fagundes was always available and was so timely in responding to my questions. I am appreciative of a facilitator that was so professional and helpful in explaining concepts when I needed the assistance.- P.L., College of DuPage
I enjoyed learning! I was able to apply some of the things I had learned immediately. The course also challenged me to think outside of the box at different times as well. - J.G., Cal Polytechnic State University
I found all aspects of the course to be enjoyable. I really got a good feel for the material and how it applied to real life. The method in which the portions on state taxation and payroll were delivered was particularly useful as it allowed me to investigate the payroll laws and tax laws for a state of my choosing which I would research throughout the remainder of the course (I chose my state of residence, California for the project).- J.C., Cal State San Bernardino College of Extended Learning
I liked the fact that the course was self paced. Being a mom of three and a military spouse dealing with a deployment during this course, it really helped working at your own pace.- A.D., Brunswick Community College
This experience was wonderful in every way; learning, facilitator, and the support that I received. The facilitator always demonstrated expertise and professional experience in the subject. The facilitator's responses to inquiries were timely and appropriate. Administration and support staff at Education To Go were accommodating. Thank you for making possible this online course. I think this online course has everything you need for an efficient and effective learning.- Y.A., Texas A&M University
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