Payroll Certification

NACPB Payroll Certification

America's #1 QuickBooks Online Certification


The Payroll Certification is accredited by the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB). The Certification is recognized throughout the United States and its properties.

Free Practice Test

Access to the free practice test is sent to the email address you provide below.


The Certification assures employers of your payroll knowledge and skill.

The nationally recognized Payroll Certification helps you:

  • Distinguish yourself,
  • Build credibility,
  • Validate payroll knowledge, and
  • Demonstrate payroll skill.


You obtain Payroll Certification by completing the Payroll Fundamentals course and passing the Uniform Payroll Certification Examination.

Note: The course may be substituted by an equivalent accredited course approved by NACPB upon review of transcripts. Transcripts can be emailed to for review. Upon approval you can purchase and schedule the certification exam.

Payroll Certification Bundle (Course and Exam) - Save 26%

The Payroll Certification Bundle includes the required Payroll Fundamentals course and Payroll Certification exam.

For more information, go to Bookkeeper Certification Bundles.

Payroll Certification Steps

To obtain Payroll Certification, complete the following steps:

  1. Take the Payroll Fundamentals pre-assessment test,
  2. Complete the Payroll Fundamentals course,
  3. Take the Payroll Fundamentals post-assessment test, and
  4. Take the Payroll Certification exam.