Payroll Certification Exam

Payroll Certification
National Bookkeepers Association

Overview

The National Bookkeeper Association's (NBA) Uniform Payroll Certification Examination (Exam) is the exam administered to candidates who want to obtain Payroll Certification. The Exam is developed and maintained by NBA.

Candidates who pass the Exam may communicate to employers they possess Payroll Certification and distinguish themselves and build credibility by having authorized use of the Payroll Certification certificate and logo.

Competency

The Exam is used to test the candidate's payroll competency. The Exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions and simulations. To pass the Exam, you must receive a minimum of 75% (37 out of 50 questions).

The Exam tests the following:

  • The Need for Payroll and Personnel Records
  • Computing Wages and Salary
  • Social Security Taxes
  • Income Tax Withholding
  • Unemployment Compensation Taxes
  • Analyzing and Journalizing Payroll Transactions

Time to Take and Pass the Exam

You have one year from the date of purchase to take and pass the Exam. If you don't pass the Exam, you can re-take the Exam by purchasing a re-take Exam.

Schedule to Take the Exam

The Exam is taken in ATU's Online Testing Center. You can take the Exam at anytime and from anywhere with an Internet connected computer.

When you're ready to take the Exam, go to ATU's Schedule an Exam webpage and schedule the date and time you want to take the Exam. Access to the Exam will be emailed to you the business day proceeding your scheduled date and time.

Taking the Exam

The Exam is open-book and you have two hours to complete the exam.

Fee

Subscriber $100 (Login to receive your discount)
Nonsubscriber $150 (Subscribe now to receive $50 off)

Fee includes:

  1. Practice Exam
  2. Uniform Payroll Certification Examination
  3. Payroll Certification Certificate (Upon Passing Exam)
  4. Payroll Certification Logo (Upon Passing Exam)

Re-examination Fee

Subscriber $50 (Login to receive your discount)
Nonsubscriber $75 (Subscribe now to receive $25 off)


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