American Payroll Association (APA)

It is imperative that all APA candidates read the appropriate Candidate Handbooks prior to making an exam reservation for the Spring 2010 testing window or beyond.

Download Candidate Handbooks

The Candidate Handbook is the most comprehensive resource for prospective licensees.

Download Applications


Applications are no longer accepted at Pearson VUE testing centers. Applications MUST be submitted to the APA PRIOR to registering for the CPP/FPC exam. Choose one of the following submission options:

  1. E-mail applications to: with a subject line that reads “CPP Application” or “FPC Application”
  2. Fax It to 210-224-5814, Attention: CPP Exam Application or FPC Exam Application
  3. Send via US Mail or Courier to:
    American Payroll Association
    660 North Main Avenue, Suite 100
    San Antonio, TX 78205

Receipt of applications will be verified and candidates that pass the exam but do not submit a valid/completed application will not be entitled to use the CPP/FPC designation.

Test Scheduling

APA candidates may pay by credit card, electronic check or voucher via the internet and Call Center. Payment is not accepted at the Test Center. Please consult the APA Candidate Handbooks for additional instructions and forms.

Appointments may be made up to one business day in advance. Pearson VUE offers a variety of scheduling options—

  • Schedule Test Online
  • Schedule Test Over the Phone
Last updated 2014-02-28