Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) Advance your career by building on your payroll compliance knowledge and management skills! Becoming a Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) gives you the confidence and expertise to move up to a management position. It also helps you command a higher starting salary according to national payroll recruiting firms. Register now! The CPM Certification Program The Value of Certification CPM certification is the next step for PCP certification holders looking to enter a management position. It gives you the valuable payroll compliance and management skills needed to advance. To enroll, you must have at least two years of weighted experience being responsible for the payroll function of an organization, including being accountable to management for the accuracy of employees' pay and government statutory remittances, or equivalent experience, obtained within the past five years. View the path to certification × Path to Becoming CPM Certified Close Certification Process To enrol in the CPM program, you must be PCP certified and have two years of related work experience. Before enrolling, submit a Payroll Experience Prerequisite Application and wait for approval from the Canadian Payroll Association. Once approved, CPM certification then requires two core payroll courses and three transfer of credits. Introduction to Payroll Management: Learn what’s required to manage a payroll department, and the tools needed for success. Applied Payroll Management: (prerequisite: Introduction to Payroll Management): Perfect your payroll management skills by learning about benchmarking, best practices development, human resources skills and more. Managerial Accounting: Transfer your post-secondary course covering financial statements, budget preparation, cost accounting methodologies, variance reporting and more. Search our list of accepted courses. Organizational Behaviour Management: Transfer your post-secondary course covering individual and group behaviour, personality, motivation and leadership theory, communication and conflict resolution. Search our list of accepted courses. Compensation & Benefits Management: Transfer your post-secondary course covering monetary and non-monetary reward and compensation programs, including incentive plans, profit sharing and employee assistance. Search our list of accepted courses. To receive and maintain your certification, you must be a member of the Canadian Payroll Association through a Professional membership or the Organization membership of your employer (annual membership fees are required). In order to achieve a CPM certification, all requirements must be completed within five year timeline. For further details with regards to five year timeline please review the Payroll Experience Prerequisite information. Flexible Study Options Our programs are designed to suit your busy schedule! Take the courses online, or at one of many post-secondary institutions across Canada. See your options! If you have already taken one or more courses (Managerial Accounting, Organizational Behaviour Management and Compensation & Benefits Management, for example), transfer the credits to complete the CPM program. Maintaining Your Certification Maintain your Membership Adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct Meet the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements. Make sure to declare your required hours by December 31 each year. Advance Your Career Today!