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The payroll industry’s primary non-profit association, the American Payroll Association (APA), represents more than 20,0000 members, with offices in New York, NY; San Antonio, Texas; Washington, D.C.; and Las Vegas, Nevada. The APA provides educational opportunities and is the principal organization responsible for testing and granting certification as a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or Fundamental Payroll Certification. (FPC). The APA routinely conducts conferences and seminars for its members, as well as providing public service education, and a job bank for prospective employment. The organization also represents payroll professionals as a group in lobbying efforts on the federal, state and local level. In addition to the American Payroll Association, there are more than 120 local chapters who operate independently, though are affiliated with the APA. The local chapters share the APA’s mission, and provide networking, education and professional development. Local chapters include the Maine Association of Payroll Professionals, Charm City Payroll Association in Baltimore, Maryland, the San Francisco Chapter of the APA, chapters in Dallas, Fort Worth, Texas, and others. In 2013 six New York state chapters of the APA formed the New York State Payroll Conference which hosts statewide conferences, located in different parts of New York State annually, focusing on education and networking. Other related organizations related to payroll activities or of interest to payroll professionals include The National Human Resources Association (NHRA) for professional and development for human resource professionals, as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers.

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