Payroll Fundamentals Training Course

America's #1 Payroll Course

Payroll Fundamentals Training Course

Course Purpose

This course provides payroll education and is required to take the Payroll Certification exam.

Course Overview

This course explains payroll. It addresses the latest payroll laws and up-to-the-minute updates. The course focuses on application rather than theory. Examples and real business applications enhance the course and demonstrate the relevance of what you are learning. You learn how to calculate payroll, pay payroll taxes, and prepare payroll tax reports.

Course Length

The course is a seven-week course (one session per week). However, the course is an on-demand, self-study, self-paced course. Therefore, the length of the course is determined by the time you dedicate to the course and your understanding of payroll.

Important: When you purchase the course, we email you a course access code. The code provides you access to the course for 6 months beginning from the time you access the course with the code.

Course Agenda

  1. Payroll Practices and System Fundamentals
  2. Payroll System Procedures
  3. Gross Pay Computations
  4. Fringe Benefits and Voluntary Deductions
  5. Employee Net Pay and Pay Methods
  6. Employer Payroll Taxes and Labor Planning
  7. The Payroll Register, Employees' Earnings Records, and Accounting System Entries

Course Materials

The materials included with this course include:

  • eTextbook (You can also purchase a printed textbook for $60 when you redeem your access code)
  • Pre-assessment Test
  • On-demand Video Instruction
  • Quizzes
  • Problem Sets
  • Case Problems
  • Instructor Support
  • 14 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

Note: NACPB courses are delivered in an eLearning format. For more information on eLearning, click here.

Course Steps

The steps to completing the course are as follows:

Step 1: Take Pre-assessment Test
Determine your pre-education knowledge and skill by taking the pre-assessment test.

Step 2: Watch Chapter Video
Watch chapter instruction video.

Step 3: Read Textbook Chapter
Read textbook chapter.

Step 4: Complete Chapter Exercises
Complete textbook chapter exercises.

Step 5: Complete Chapter Problems
Complete textbook chapter problems.

Step 6: Take Chapter Quiz
Take chapter quiz.

Step 7: Request Instructor Support
Email your instructor course questions.

Step 8: Take Post-assessment Test
Determine your post-education knowledge and skill by taking the post-assessment test.


Step 9: Take Payroll Certification Exam
Take and pass Payroll Certification exam.

Payroll Course Bundle - Members Save 36% and Nonmembers Save 20%

The payroll course bundle combines the Payroll Fundamentals and QuickBooks Online Fundamentals training courses.

For more information, click here.


$319 Member (log in to the Members Only portal)
$399 Nonmember


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