Business Human Resources:

Certified Payroll Manager - Canadian Payroll Association

The Canadian Payroll Association offers the only payroll certifications in Canada, and you can earn one or all of the association’s 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 Canadian Payroll Association 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 the Canadian Payroll Association to accept the courses.
  • A minimum final exam grade of 65% in each Canadian Payroll Association course (BUSM79011 and BUSM79012) is required in order for the Association to accept the courses.

Registration Deadlines:  After registering with Sheridan College, students are responsible to register with the Canadian Payroll Association and pay the required fees in order to receive the required program materials directly from the Association and be confirmed to write their examinations. Students are recommended to register 10 days before the course starts to make sure they receive everything on time. Canadian Payroll Association registration can take approximately 3 business days to process. Visit http://www.payroll.ca/ to register with the Canadian Payroll Association.

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
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

Note: In response to the current COVID-19 situation, BUSM79011 and BUSM79012 will be delivered online using a Virtual Classroom platform each week during the course’s scheduled week day and time. This approach will allow for real-time, synchronous learning in much the same manner as students experience in the classroom.  Details regarding the specific Virtual Classroom platform to be used, will be provided closer to the course start date.

The Canadian Payroll Association’s CPM certification is the next step for PCP certification holders looking to enter a management position. CPM certification builds on compliance knowledge and develops payroll management skills to prepare seasoned professionals to manage a payroll department.

Enrolment Prerequisites: Students must submit the Payroll Experience Prerequisite Application and receive approval from the Association prior to enrolling in the Introduction to Payroll Management course. Students must also be a PCP certification holder.

CPM certification requires two core payroll courses and three transfer credit courses:

  1. Introduction to Payroll Management - Prerequisites: Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification and two years of weighted payroll experience)
  2. Applied Payroll Management - Prerequisite: Introduction to Payroll Management
  3. Organizational Behaviour Management - must be completed at a post-secondary institution
  4. Managerial Accounting - must be completed at a post-secondary institution
  5. Compensation & Benefits Management - must be completed at a post-secondary institution

Students must first register with Sheridan College and pay the college registration fee. Students must also register with the Canadian Payroll Association and pay the Association’s applicable fee(s) $440 + tax as current members in order to receive their course materials and get access to the online learning platform. Students should register with the Association no later than five business days before the start date of the course.

Please click Online Registration & Course Calendar to register with the Association. Or, you can download the course registration form from their website, under Certification>All Forms.

For more information visit www.payroll.ca, or email the Certification Department at certification@payroll.ca

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