416 289 5000
1-800-268-4419 (in Ontario)

P.O. Box 631 Station A
Toronto, ON, M1K 5E9

Payroll Compliance Practitioner

Program Code 7503
Program Name Payroll Compliance Practitioner
Description Learn the payroll compliance responsibilities that affect organizations. Apply payroll legislation to calculate individual pay, calculate and report government and third-party remittances, year-end requirements and accounting for payroll at the compliance level of the organization. Graduates will be able to communicate this information effectively with all stakeholders.

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

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

The PCP designation requires three core payroll courses, an Introduction to Accounting course transfer credit, and one year of weighted payroll work experience:

1. Payroll Compliance Legislation
2. Payroll Fundamentals 1 - Prerequisite: Payroll Compliance Legislation
3. Payroll Fundamentals 2 - Prerequisites: Payroll Compliance Legislation and Payroll Fundamentals 1
4. Introduction to Accounting - must be completed at a post-secondary institution
5. PCP Work Experience Requirement Application (a minimum of one year weighted Canadian payroll work experience)

Students must first register with Centennial College and pay the school's registration fee. Students must also register with National Payroll Institute and pay the Institute's course fee and the membership fee to receive access to the online materials and the learning platform. Students should register with the Institute no later than five business days before the start date of the course.

Please click on the Course Calendar to register online with the Institute. Alternatively, you can download the course registration form from our website, under Payroll Education>Payroll Designations>Designation Forms.

For more information visit, or email the Professional Accreditation Department at
Admission Requirements Domestic Students must be 19 years of age or older to get into this program. No other requirements are necessary.

International Students should contact our International Office via email at for eligibility.
Notes Click on each course to view course details and to register online. You can also register by phone at 416-289-5300.

In order to receive credit from the Institute for completion of the course students must achieve a minimum grade of 65% on both the final examination and 65% on the overall course to pass.
Contact Telephone 416-289-5000 EXT 2320
Contact Email

Mandatory Courses

Course Code Course Name
ACCT-112 Financial Accounting 1
CPAC-101 Payroll Compliance Legislation - National Payroll Institute
CPAC-102 Payroll Fundamentals 1 - National Payroll Institute
CPAC-103 Payroll Fundamentals 2 - National Payroll Institute