National Membership

There are many benefits of being a member of the American Payroll Association. National membership will help you keep compliant with the ever-changing payroll tax laws which, in return, will help you do your job better! You will also earn 3 free RCH every year you are a National Member.

Here are other reasons why you should join the APA:

  • The latest payroll compliance news and updates
    Get exclusive news and insights from the APA's team of experts through Payroll Currently, APA's monthly compliance newsletter; breaking payroll news in Compliance Updates and the Pay News Now electronic digest, delivered to your inbox and posted online; and APA's monthly compliance video, Compliance TV and monthly podcast, PayTalk.
  • Network with other payroll professionals
    Members have the power to network with over 20,000 payroll professionals through our easy-to-use online membership directory or by joining one of our numerous volunteer member committees and task forces.
  • Your tough payroll questions answered
    Get help with the tough questions from other payroll professionals using our ListServ and Online Hotline.
  • PayTalk Podcast
    Hear from global industry leaders in the APA's monthly podcast, PayTalk, where you can listen to the professionals behind the payroll processes as they help to uncover the insights needed to unlock the next stage in your career.
  • Career Advancement
    Here you'll find resources for creating a winning resume, acing the job interview, and more. Plus, there is a wealth of content devoted to helping you effectively manage and develop your payroll staff. Sponsored exclusively by Robert Half.
  • Get great discounts
    APA members receive significant discounts on all APA payroll training classes, conferences, webinars, web-based programs, online training, and publications.
  • The latest payroll information
    Members get exclusive access to directories for state agencies and PAYTECH magazine, the industry's primary source for payroll information (View Sample Issue)
  • Free eBooks, events, and webinars
    As a member, you’ll gain exclusive access to the APA’s library of eBooks, special events, and frequent members-only webinars and webinars on demand.
  • Three RCHs
    Certified members receive 3 Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) for each year of membership they complete.
  • Job Board
    A comprehensive listing of accounting, finance, HR, and related employment opportunities. View the Job Board.
  • Representation in Washington, D.C.
    The APA works to influence the legislative and regulatory processes impacting the payroll process to make your job easier.


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