Advancing computer technology means rapid change for today’s office payroll professional. As a result, this program provides extensive training in common office software applications as well as the skills needed to adapt to and manage the ongoing challenges today’s office payroll administrators must face.

This 52-Week program provides practical training in office management practices, including operations, structure and functions, problem solving relative to people, equipment and procedures, and accounting and payroll practices including accounts payable/ receivable, trial balances, bookkeeping, journal entries, and payroll administration. The incorporation of National Payroll Institute approved payroll courses provides graduates with a comprehensive skill set for today’s competitive job market.

Students must successfully complete the National Payroll Institute’s Payroll Compliance Professional (PCP) Designation and participate in a 200-hour placement to receive an Accounting and Payroll Administrator diploma.

The National Payroll Institute offers the only payroll certifications in Canada.

Payroll Compliance Professional (PCP) Certification

The National Payroll Institute’s PCP designation is the foundation for a career in payroll.  Gain an in-depth understanding of the legislative requirements to keep your organization compliant throughout the annual payroll cycle.  When you get designated, you join a growing community of supportive professionals and gain access to the resources you need to stay current and compliant.

PCP certification requires three core courses, one transfer of credit and one year of weighted, related work experience. Please see the requirements in completion order listed below.

  1. Payroll Compliance Legislation (PCL)
  2. Payroll Fundamentals 1 (PF1)
  3. Payroll Fundamentals 2 (PF2)
  4. Introduction to Accounting (transfer of credit; offered at post-secondary institutions)
  5. PCP Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) (a minimum of one year work experience in payroll)

All courses, including the Introduction to Accounting transfer of credit, require a passing grade of 65% in order to be accepted toward PCP certification.

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Accounting & Payroll Administrator Program Courses:

Academic and Professional Success Strategies/AODA & OH&S Intro to Computers and Google Apps
Sage 50 Payroll Fundamentals I & II
Customer Service and Interpersonal Workplace Skills Payroll Compliance Legislation
Business & Social Media Communications Case Study
Placement Accounting I : Basic Bookkeeping
Career Launching & Portfolio Planning QuickBooks
Microsoft Excel Intermediate Management Accounting
Microsoft Word Taxation
Microsoft Access Sage 50 – Intermediate
Microsoft PowerPoint

Program Coordinators

Lesley Williamson CPS, Life Skills Coach
Program and Placement Coordinator
North Bay Campus

Michelle Dupuis, PCP
North Bay and Sudbury Campus

Doug Norman, MCP, PCP
Program Coordinator
Barrie Campus