The Certified Payroll Specialist (CPS) license is accredited by the National Association of Certified Payroll Specialists (NACPS). The license is recognized throughout the United States and its properties.
The CPS license is the premier accreditation for payroll providers providing payroll services to small businesses and nonprofit organizations. The license allows you to place "CPS" behind your name and assures clients of your payroll knowledge, skill, experience, and ethics.
The nationally recognized license helps you:
The license validates your knowledge, skill, and experience in:
You obtain and maintain your license by:
If you do not possess an associate or bachelor's degree in accounting, you may substitute the requirement by passing the following courses:
You should not complete the CPS Application for Licensure (Application) until you have passed the Uniform Certified Payroll Specialist Examination, possess an associate or bachelor's degree in accounting or completed the Education Alternative, and agree to abide by the CPS Code of Professional Conduct. The 16 hours of CPE credit annual requirement begins once you obtain your CPS license.
The Application is available as a downloadable, fillable PDF file. PDF reader software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, is needed to view or print the document. The Reader is available as a free download from the Adobe website.
To download the Reader, click here.
To access the Application, click CPS Application for Licensure.
To pay the fee, click the Order button below.
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