National American Payroll Association

American Payroll Association (APA)

The APA is a professional association for individuals responsible for processing company payrolls. The Association conducts payroll training courses and seminars yearly and publishes a library of payroll resource texts and newsletters. The APA has almost 24,000 members, 150 APA-affiliated local chapters and registered lobbyists based in Washington, D.C.

The APA was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas with additional offices in New York, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. In addition, the APA owns and operates two learning centers, the San Antonio Learning Center and The White House Las Vegas. Both Learning Centers offer payroll training utilizing the latest technology and computer networking capabilities.

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The biggest of APA’s educational offerings is its annual Congress. The event has more than 100 payroll and AP related workshops, guest speakers including government officials and industry experts, and a payroll and AP exhibit hall. The Association also publishes a complete library of resource texts and newsletters for payroll.

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APA eBooks

Through vendor partnerships, the American Payroll Association is able to provide a number of free ebooks as a member benefit.  Click below to access these materials. 

Free eBooks from the APA & sponsoring vendors


National Payroll Week - September 5-9, 2016

National Payroll Week celebrates the hard work by America's 156 million wage earners and the payroll professionals who pay them. Together, through the payroll withholding system, they contribute, collect, report and deposit approximately $1.78 trillion, or 70.5%, of the annual revenue of the U.S. Treasury.

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Payroll Knowledge Assessments

Each Web-based assessment features questions and variables that are randomly selected from an extensive pool of questions, ensuring that each assessment is unique and providing you an invaluable opportunity to practice and improve. You may take up to one hour to complete an assessment and receive your training recommendations immediately. You also can access the scores of your most recent assessment online for 180 days. The KAC is designed to APA's exacting specifications by a preeminent team of Certified Payroll Professionals and industry experts.

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