Payroll certification program gets a facelift

Two new certifications on the horizon
By Cathy Cummings
|CHRR, Guide to Payroll|Last Updated: 09/13/2004

The Canadian Payroll Association (CPA) is overhauling its certification process and has come up with two new professional certifications for payroll practitioners.

The old certifications — Payroll Manager (PM) and Payroll Supervisor (PS) — will be replaced with Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) and Certified Payroll Management (CPM) certifications starting this fall.

Over the past year the CPA has been researching and designing the new professional certification, with the goal of developing a program that will be recognized by employers as the knowledge requirement for payroll professionals, as well as to respond to member needs and raise the profile of the payroll community.