Payroll Technology Practicum

The purpose of this course is to provide students with practical knowledge of and hands-on experience with payroll technology applications. Using source documents, students will use the appropriate technology to complete a comprehensive case study on payroll cycles.

PCP Certification/PCP Candidate
Students must first register with the post-secondary institution and pay the tuition fees. Students must also register with the Canadian Payroll Association and pay the Association's course fee and membership fee, if applicable.

Upon completion of the Payroll Technology Practicum, you will be able to:

  • Navigate and enter data in a payroll system and maintain employee records
  • Verify payroll edits, prepare payroll reports and balance payrolls prior to submission
  • Interpret standard payroll reports and journalize in the general ledger
  • Analyze and reconcile government statements and remittances
  • Analyze inaccuracies and provide corrective actions, such as cancelling deposits or issuing manual cheques
  • Execute second and non-regular payments, such as vacation pay and garnishments, through a payroll system
  • Handle employee status changes and terminations, including issuing Records of Employment (ROEs), through a payroll system

Course materials will be shipped directly to the home addresses of students who have registered with the Canadian Payroll Association during Covid-19 social distancing initiatives.

Both an overall grade of 65% and a mark of at least 65% on the final exam are required to pass the course. Grade Reports will be available to access/print approximately two weeks after the official end date for the course. For confidentiality reasons, marks cannot be given by phone, fax or email.
Cancellation Policy: Students who withdraw within the first three weeks of the term will receive a full refund from the Canadian Payroll Association, less a withdrawal fee of $150.00, plus applicable taxes.
Maximum Course Attempts: Students are permitted a maximum of three attempts at any individual Canadian Payroll Association course. In the event that a student fails the PTP course three times, they will no longer be permitted to register for the course.

Study Option: Online
Study Option: Classroom

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