Become a Certified Payroll Specialist

Become a Certified Payroll Specialist

The Certified Payroll Specialist (CPS) license enables you to place "CPS" behind your name and communicate your payroll knowledge, skill, experience, and ethics to employers or clients. The license distinguishes you from your competition, builds credibility, validates knowledge, demonstrates skill, verifies experience, and confirms professional ethics. The license is included in Payroll Career Program and required for the Payroll Network.

Each course may be substituted by an approved equivalent accredited course. Upon approval, the course is waived but you must pass the exam.

Accreditation

The Certified Payroll Specialist license is accredited by Consortia's Business School. The school is a registered online Postsecondary Proprietary School providing postsecondary education.

Requirements

Payroll processors obtain the license by completing the required Certified Payroll Specialist license courses, certifications, and experience, and agreeing to abide by the CPS Professional Code of Conduct.

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  • Agree and abide by the Professional Code of Conduct
  • Complete Application for Licensure
  • Obtain 8 CPE Credits
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Certified Payroll Specialist

The license expires the last day of the year (December 31). If you obtain the license in the fourth quarter (October - December), your expiration date is the last day of the following year.

  • Payroll
  • Computer payroll
  • Certified Payroll Specialist Professional Code of Conduct
  • Certified Payroll Specialist Application for Licensure
  • Annual Application for License Renewal
  • Annual CPE Reporting Certification
  • Agree and abide by the Professional Code of Conduct
  • Complete Application for Licensure
  • Obtain 8 CPE Credits
Certified Payroll Specialist
$100 USD
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Certified Payroll Specialist

The license expires the last day of the year (December 31). If you obtain the license in the fourth quarter (October - December), your expiration date is the last day of the following year.

Certified Payroll Specialist

The license expires the last day of the year (December 31). If you obtain the license in the fourth quarter (October - December), your expiration date is the last day of the following year.

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