Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) A career in payroll is very rewarding. Becoming a certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) ensures you have the payroll compliance knowledge and skills you need to succeed! It also helps you command a higher starting salary according to national payroll recruiting firms and opens the doors for future advancement. Register now! The PCP Certification Program The Value of Certification PCP certification is the foundation for a career in payroll. Gain an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements to keep your organization compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle. When you get certified, you join a growing community of supportive professionals and gain access to the resources you need to stay current and compliant. View the path to certification × Path to Becoming PCP Certified Close Certification Process PCP certification requires three core payroll courses, one transfer of credit and one year of related work experience. Payroll Compliance Legislation: Get introduced to all legislation influencing payroll compliance requirements. Payroll Fundamentals 1: Apply legislation to calculate and document all types of individual payments. Payroll Fundamentals 2: Learn about third-party remittances, including accounting, technical and year-end requirements. Introduction to Accounting: Transfer your credit from a post-secondary course covering basic accounting practices and principles. Search our list of accepted courses. Work Experience Requirement: Full certification requires one year of weighted payroll job experience. In order to achieve a PCP certification, all requirements must be completed within five year timeline. For further details with regards to five year timeline please review the Work Experience Requirement information. 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). 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 required courses at a post-secondary institution (Introduction to Accounting, for example), transfer the credits to complete the certification 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. Start Achieving Your Goals Today!