" Develop a passion for learning.  If you do, you will never cease to grow."

Anthony J. D'Angelo

Education is the cornerstone of social and economic development.  The Hampton Roads APA is built on Education.  The chapter provides a  multitude of educational opportunities to meet your learning or professional experience level.  It is only through education that we can hope to enhance our professional goals.  See how Hampton Roads APA can help you further your professional goals through our educational courses. 

The Hampton Roads Chapter of American offers a study group for the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) examinations.  The courses do qualified for students needing to obtain CEU's and CEU credit hours.  The RCH and CEU hours will be approved based on the actual hours of participation by each student.



CPP/FPC Study Group


The Hampton Roads Chapter is partnering with Mel Payroll Service, LLC to offer an Online CPP Study Course.

The Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) Exam is intended to prepare intermediate to advanced level Payroll Professionals. This is an intensive Payroll "body of knowledge" review course requiring an estimated 6-8 hours per week study time plus the weekly review sessions.   

Any CPP/FPC who needs recertification hours can take the class once per tax year covered and receive RCHs.  You can earn up to 20 RCH credit hours for attending!   CPP/FPC Fall exam dates are September 5 - November 7, 2020, based on federal tax laws and regulations in effect 1/1/2020.

Mid-year changes are NOT reflected in the exams.

Online CPP Course Start July 14, 2020

This is a 10-week class will be focusing on topics that apply directly to the FPC and CPP exams to the attendee in gaining knowledge and understanding of the course material to better prepare them for taking the exams.  We will be using the 2020 Payroll Source available at

Click here for more detailed information on the class schedule, fees, and registration process.