About Us  

Members of the American Payroll Association have established a local chapter in the Woodbridge, NJ area, called Central Jersey Chapter, APA.

Founded in 1982 as the nation's only professional association for payroll and related professionals, the national APA established the following objectives:

  • To increase the Payroll Professional's skill level through education and mutual support
  • To obtain recognition for payroll, as practiced in today's business and legislative environments, as a professional discipline 
  • To represent the payroll community in Washington, D.C.
  • To provide public service education to the national workforce on payroll taxation and employment-related issues.

As an official APA chapter, we will strive to support these initiatives and prosper with the assistance of APA National in San Antonio, Texas.

Our group meetings will feature informative guest speakers and great networking opportunities, community outreach activities, especially during National Payroll Week, and payroll educational programs. All meetings are free for members of Central Jersey Chapter APA. Tuesday meetings offer 2 RCH and the Saturday meeting offers 6 RCH (1 RCH per hour of instruction).

If you have your Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) designation, our meetings will be a source for you to earn RCHs toward your re-certification.  If you have yet to take the CPP or FPC exam, we offer a CPP or FPC Study Group for all members. 

Click here to join the Central Jersey Chapter!


2021 Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, February 9th
  • Saturday, March 20th (Half day event)
  • Tuesday, June 8th
  • Tuesday, September 14th
  • Tuesday, November 2nd
  • Tuesday, December 7th


APA Seminars, Workshops, and Training Courses

APA offers over 200 training courses, workshops, and seminars. Members of the APA can take advantage of special discounted rates for all educational programs.


Payroll Tax Facts Fast

There are times during the year when you know an important change in federal rules, regulations, or forms is imminent. With APA you will stay ahead of the pack. This Chapter brings you up-to-date speaker presentations and topics monthly.

  • Do you know what the financial penalties are for failing to file payroll data on magnetic media if your company meets the mandatory qualifications? What the potential penalties are for violations of the Wage and Hour Law enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor? What can happen if your employees are not paid overtime correctly or do not receive their paychecks on time?
  • Do you know what one late pension payment to a union cost?
  • Did you know that close to one-third of the companies in the United States are currently considering acquisition of a new system to process the payroll? And that the research done, the conversion team formed and the choices made could result in saving a company hundreds of dollars each year?

The effective payroll professional saves your company money and exposure to liability by processing the payroll accurately, efficiently, and timely. This requires keeping abreast of the technological and legislative trends which have an impact on the payroll function and ultimately, the company.


Payroll Professional Status

The greatest benefit of membership is that you have decided to stand up and be counted. When you join the APA, your voice and professional status are raised in union. You are an important link in a powerful professional chain. The synergy created through membership and your company's realization of your professional standing profit you and your organization. You make a difference when you join the APA. We offer RCH and CEU credits for our CPA's and CPP's.



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