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Certified Payroll Manager - Canadian Payroll Association

The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) offers the only payroll certifications in Canada, and you can earn one or all CPA certifications at Sheridan. Our programs will prepare you to manage compliance requirements, deliver reliable payroll information and contribute valuable insights. Certifications include: The Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification which will give you a solid foundation in payroll. The Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) Certification which takes your PCP knowledge to the next by teaching you how to manage a payroll department. Get the certification you need for the future you want. Enrol today or contact the CPA at certification@payroll.ca

More information is available in the Program Description tab.

You MUST have the prerequisites before enrolling in each course.

Note:

  • A minimum grade of 65% in each course is required in order for CPA to accept the courses.
  • A minimum final exam grade of 65% in each CPA course (BUSM79011 and BUSM79012) is required in order for CPA to accept the courses.

Registration Deadlines:  All students are responsible to register with the Canadian Payroll Association and pay the required fees at least 2 weeks BEFORE the course start date, to receive the required program materials directly from CPA and be confirmed to write the CPA examinations.

These courses are part of the Certified Payroll Manager - Canadian Payroll Association Program.

Course Name / Code Expected Availability Select

Compulsory Course(s)

Successfully Complete four (4) Courses

Applied Payroll Management
Course Code:
BUSM79011
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Compensation and Benefits
Course Code:
HRMT70002
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Organizational Behaviour
Course Code:
HRMT70015
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Payroll Management, Introduction to
Course Code:
BUSM79012
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class

Elective Course(s)

PLUS - Select 1 of:

Accounting, Managerial 1
Course Code:
ACCG70007
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Finance and Managerial Accounting
Course Code:
ACCG70011
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class

The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) offers the only payroll certifications in Canada, and you can earn one or all CPA certificates right here at Sheridan. Our programs will prepare you to manage a company's compliance requirements, deliver clear and reliable payroll information and contribute valuable insights to an organization's payroll policy and strategy. CPA certification includes: The Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) and The Certified Payroll Manager (CPM).

The CPM certification is a valuable credential providing the management skills needed by experienced PCP certification holders to advance their career in payroll management. New students must have at least two years of experience with responsibility for an organization’s payroll function (obtained in the past five years), including being accountable to management for the accuracy of employees’ pay and all government statutory remittances, or equivalent experience.

Each CPM student must submit a Payroll Experience Prerequisite Application (PEPA) and receive approval from the CPA prior to enrolling in the Introduction to Payroll Management course.

The CPM certification requires five courses:
  1. Introduction to Payroll Management (IPM) (Prerequisites: Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification and payroll experience)
  2. Organizational Behaviour Management (transfer of credit; offered at post-secondary institutions) 
  3. Managerial Accounting (transfer of credit; offered at post-secondary institutions) 
  4. Compensation & Benefits Management (transfer of credit; offered at post-secondary institutions) 
  5. Applied Payroll Management (APM) (Prerequisite: Introduction to Payroll Management)

Payroll Experience Prerequisite Application: If you want to enroll in the CPM program, you must meet a payroll experience prerequisite first. Requirements are as follows: at least two years of experience being responsible for an organization's payroll, which includes being accountable to management for the accuracy of employees' pay and all government statutory remittances OR equivalent experience in the past five years. Go to http://www.payroll.ca/ and click on Certification to find the application.

CPA Registration Fees:In addition to the tuition fee paid to Sheridan, students are also responsible for applicable CPA fees. Students must pay these fees directly to CPA at  http://www.payroll.ca/  (and click on 'Registration Forms').

For information on PCP or CPM membership, exam registration or on the CPA's Certification Programs, contact the CPA certification@payroll.ca  or visit http://www.payroll.ca.

Get the certification you need for the future you want. Enrol today.