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A Payroll Professional represents the Payroll Professional Certification Preparation Program at Curry CollegeWhat is PayTrain College & University?

In cooperation with the American Payroll Association, Curry College presents the PayTrain College & University program for payroll professionals. Comprised of two professional development courses, PayTrain Fundamentals® and PayTrain Mastery®, this program is designed for all levels of payroll administration.

The PayTrain College & University program is designed to increase your knowledge of payroll compliance from a basic understanding to an advanced level, and prepare you for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification exams.

Why enroll in a PayTrain College & University course?

Advance your payroll career while ensuring your organization's payroll compliance.  As a payroll professional, you know how important it is to maintain your company's compliance by keeping up with the constantly changing regulations and procedures. Staying current is as important to your company's bottom line as it is to your career.

You will gain:

  • A foundation of knowledge for starting or advancing your payroll career
  • Improved job performance by increasing accuracy and compliance
  • Reducing your company's exposure to penalties
  • Access to a network of peers to learn about payroll practices in other organizations
  • Solid grounding in compliance issues related to tax and regulatory information
  • Preparation for the FPC and CPP exams
  • Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) or Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain FPC or CPP credentials if you are already a FPC or CPP

Paralegal Program Information

Paytrain Level 1 is ideal for:

  • Entry-level payroll employees
  • Practitioners, consultants, and service providers new to payroll
  • Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam candidates
  • FPCs or CPPs needing recertification credit hours (RCHs)


Course Details - Fall 2018

Day: Saturdays - September 15, 22, 29, October 13, 20
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $895 (includes classroom instruction, books, and online learning tools)

Course Content

The PayTrain Level I course teaches the fundamental payroll calculations and applications providing students with the basic knowledge and skills required to maintain payroll compliance and prevent costly penalties. This course is ideal for new payroll professionals, those who support the payroll industry, and those who are preparing for FPC certification. For those taking the CPP examination it is strongly recommended that you take the PayTrain Level I course and the PayTrain Level II course. Learning the fundamental calculations and applications is critical to successfully passing the CPP exam and is not covered in PayTrain Mastery.  Mastery and Fundamentals can be taken in any order.

Topics include the introductory study of:

  • Payroll concepts
  • Paycheck calculations
  • Fringe benefits
  • Payroll reporting and employment taxes
  • Record keeping and payroll practices
  • Payroll accounting
  • Administration


This course is designed for 25 contact hours, earning participants 2.5 CEUs or 25 RCHs.

PayTrain Level 2 is ideal for:

  • Payroll departments requiring compliance training
  • Experienced payroll practitioners and those supporting the payroll industry
  • Payroll professionals seeking professional development
  • Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) exam candidates
  • FPCs or CPPs needing Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs)


Course Details

Day: Saturdays - October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $995 (includes in-class instruction, books and online learning tools)
Instructor: Charlotte Watson

Course Content

PayTrain Level 2 is a comprehensive course providing students with a solid understanding of advanced payroll topics necessary for payroll managers and supervisors. This course is ideal for experienced payroll professionals seeking compliance training, professional development, or CPP certification preparation.

There are no admission requirements to take this program, however certain criteria must be met for participants taking the FPC or CPP exam. More information regarding this criteria can be found at: American Payroll Association Certification Information

For more information on preparing for your FPC or CPP exam at Curry College, please call 888-260-7325 or e-mail ccce@curry.edu.

Register Today!

  • Download a registration form
  • By mail: Complete the registration form (above) and mail it with check, purchase order, or credit card information to:  Curry College, Continuing Education and Graduate Studies, 1071 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton, MA 02186
  • By fax: Complete the registration form and fax it with your payment information to 617-979-3535
  • By phone: Call 888-260-7325 and please have credit card information handy.


Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds will be issued if the student withdraws from the course before it begins. Non-attendance does not constitute official withdrawal. Students must call 888-260-7325 to withdraw prior to the first class. Students are not eligible for a refund once the course has started.