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Payroll professionals will find that certification in the payroll field will build critical skills and advance their careers. NYIT has partnered with the American Payroll Association (APA) to offer PayTrain Fundamentals and Mastery courses. These courses provide the knowledge and skills needed for starting or advancing a payroll career and also help individuals prepare for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and Certified Payroll Professional Certification (CPP) exams.

Payroll Courses
Payroll professionals can increase their knowledge of payroll compliance from a basic understanding to an advanced level by completing the PayTrain courses, which are offered in partnership with American Payroll Association. As a payroll professional, you know how important it is to maintain your company’s compliance by keeping up with changing regulations and procedures. Staying current is important to your company’s bottom line and to your career.

By completing a PayTrain course, you will gain:

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  • a foundation of knowledge for starting or advancing your payroll career
  • improved job performance by increasing accuracy and compliance
  • access to a network of peers to learn about payroll practices in other organizations
  • solid grounding in compliance issues related to tax and regulatory information
  • preparation for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) and Certified Payroll Professional(CPP) exams
  • recertification credit hours (RCHs) or continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain FPC or CPP* credentials
  • a smart investment - if you do not pass your certification exam, you may attend our class the following semester for only a $225 re-registration fee, provided you still have the necessary materials.

PayTrain Fundamentals
PayTrain Fundamentals teaches the fundamental payroll calculations and applications necessary for individuals who are new to the payroll industry, those who support the payroll industry, and those who are preparing for the FPC or CPP certification examinations. This course will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills required to maintain payroll compliance and prevent costly penalties. These calculations are critical to successfully passing the FPC and CPP exams and are not covered in PayTrain Mastery. This course helps Payroll Professionals prepare for the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam.

PayTrain Mastery
A continuation of PayTrain Fundamentals, PayTrain Mastery is a comprehensive course providing students with a solid understanding of advanced payroll topics necessary for payroll managers and supervisors. This course is ideal for experienced payroll professionals seeking compliance training, professional development, or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) certification preparation. To qualify for CPP certification, candidates must have earned three years of payroll experience in the five years prior to taking the exam. For success on the CPP exam, this course should be taken after completing PayTrain Fundamentals. We strongly encourage you to take the PayTrain Fundamental class or the KAC (Knowledge Assessment Calculator) Assessment test before you sign up for the PayTrain Mastery class. If you successfully complete this course and the Fundamental course you will receive a NYIT and American Payroll Association certificate of completion.

Additional Benefit
If you are a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) needing recertification credits, you can get RCH credits! Also if you are a SHRM-CP or SCP you can get PDC credits!. First time users of the Paytrain Mastery Learning System class can earn 36 RCHs or 3.6 CEUs, and repeat users can earn 18 RCH or 1.8 CEUs when they complete the requirements of the program. First time users of the Paytrain Fundamental Learning System class can earn 32 RCH or 3.2 CEUs, and repeat users can each 16 RCH or 1.6 CEUS when they complete the requirements of the program.

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NYIT is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the new 2015 SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential. The Mastery has been pre-approved for 32.75 PDCs.

Certification Information

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Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC)
The FPC is a certification credential for payroll beginners and service and support professionals. The exam is open to all those who wish to demonstrate a baseline of payroll competency. For more information visit: http://www.americanpayroll.org/certification/certification-fpcinfo/.

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Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)
The CPP is a certification credential for those with some experience in payroll. To qualify for CPP certification, candidates must have earned three years of payroll experience in the five years prior to taking the exam.  For more information visit: http://www.americanpayroll.org/certification/certification-cppinfo/.

Schedule of Classes: Fall 2015

Fall – Old Westbury: Paytrain Fundamental Class
Course: XMGT-034-W01
Dates: September 28 to November 30, 2015
Time: 6 p.m. — 9 p.m.

Fall – Manhattan: Paytrain Fundamental
Course: XMGT-034-M01
Date: Saturdays, October 10 through December 5, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Registration Information
As a student in the Fundamentals PayTrain course, you will receive 30 hours of classroom instruction from a payroll expert, seven printed workbooks, interactive online quizzes, exercises, games, and learning tools. If you attend the Mastery PayTrain course, you will receive 36 hours of classroom instruction from a payroll expert, seven printed workbooks, interactive online quizzes, exercises, games, and learning tools.

For more information, please check out our PayTrain flyer , or e-mail inquiries to paytrain@nyit.edu. To find out about eligibility and registration for the FPC or CPP exam, visit the American Payroll Association.

Instructors

Elizabeth Ostrove, CPP will be teaching in Old Westbury. She has been a CPP since October 2005 and has a Masters degree in Corporate Finance. She is active in the Long Island Chapter of American Payroll Association and has been teaching Paytrain Fundamentals and Mastery classes since Spring 2008. Students have always said that Liz is a great instructor and mentor.

Sharon Richardson, CPP will be teaching in Manhattan. She has been a CPP since 1989 and also has a Masters in Human Resource Management. She has taught the Paytrain Learning System since 2003 at various schools and has been with NYIT since 2010. She is currently the Vice President of the American Payroll Association – Metro Chapter and was President of the Manhattan American Payroll Association in 2006/2007 & 2008/2009. Students have always enjoyed her class and she is a great instructor.

REGISTER ONLINE
Select the course code XMGT-034 for Paytrain Fundamental or XMGT-035 for Paytrain Mastery class. The section would be either W01 for Old Westbury or M01 for Manhattan. If you are a member of APA or a NYIT alumni select the M01S or W01S section. For additional information please call 516.686.7722 or email paytrain@nyit.edu.

Upcoming Panel Session on July 15 – Trending Topics in HR and Payroll

Participate in a dynamic panel discussion for HR and Payroll professionals:

  • Trends in enforcement actions on exempt/non-exempt classifications
  • Potential implications of proposed DOL changes in white-collar exemptions
  • Payroll requirements regarding resigned/terminated employees
  • Wage deductions that are legal in New York State
  • Independent contractor classifications that can be defended

HR and Payroll professionals work together every day to ensure that their organizations maintain legally-compliant policies and practices regarding payment of overtime, exempt and non-exempt status, administration of wage deductions and termination pay, and making determinations on independent contractor status. Yet there are changes in the legal landscape and enforcement actions on these issues. Our panel of experts will discuss these developments and suggest how HR and Payroll can partner to reduce risk for their organizations.

Panelists: Timothy Domanick, Esq. Employment attorney in the Long Island office of Jackson Lewis P.C.; Alan Klein, President, Ace Payroll; Mary Simmons, HR Consultant at Portnoy, Messenger and Pearl, & Associates, Inc.

SHRM

Course: XHRC 408-W01
Date/time: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Time: 8:15 — 10:00 a.m.
Location: NYIT Old Westbury Campus, Anna Rubin Hall
Fee: $25
Register online

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For additional information: contact Center for HR Studies at 516.686.7722 or email shrm@nyit.edu

Pre-approved by SHRM for 1.5 PDCs. NYIT’s Center for HR Studies is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute for 1.5 HR recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be preapproved for recertification credit.

 
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