Fundamental Payroll Certification

Approved by the American Payroll Association
Illumeo is an American Payroll Association Approved Provider of RCH Courses

7 Illumeo Courses are approved and qualified for American Payroll Association (APA) Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) Recertification Credit Hours (RCH).

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Your Illumeo RCH certificates and credits are managed through your certificate dashboard which is available when you are logged in to your account (log in now to go there). Certificates can be downloaded as pdfs or you can email them to yourself at any time. All RCH credits earned through Illumeo will be available through this dashboard.

Educational Activities Approved for FPC Certification

According to the APA Website, the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) is "a valuable, objective credential that verifies a specified level of knowledge, skills, and abilities in the payroll profession."

‚ÄčThe FPC certification is valid for three years after testing. The only way to avoid re-taking the exam is by accumulating 60 Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) of continuing education activities. Approved courses cover material within the FPC content outline or within the areas defined as the payroll industry and focus on increasing knowledge and/or skills in the practice of payroll. Payroll industry is defined as: Payroll production, reporting, accounting, systems, taxation, administration, education/consulting.

‚ÄčAt the time of recertification, certificants are required to submit a Course Code for each approved course, which can be found on the certificate for the completed course. Download the certificates using your certificate dashboard which is available when you are logged in to your account (log in now to go there).

Certificants are urged to maintain a FPC Recertification Log which is required to be submitted at the end of the recertification period. For more information, visit the APA Website.