What it takes to earn a PCP

Designation Requirements

Earning your PCP designation requires three core payroll courses, one transfer of credit and one year of related work experience. To both earn and maintain a designation, you also have to be a member of the National Payroll Institute.

The requirements ensure that a PCP designation delivers the learning you need, and that employers can trust that those with the designation are truly payroll professionals. In effect, they increase the value of your investment in a designation.

All requirements much be completed within five years.

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