After your purchase of The Practical CPP Study Tools you received an email with a link to instructions for setting up your account. Your enrollment key is included in those instructions.
The enrollment key is case sensitive. If you’ve copied and pasted it, make sure you haven’t picked up an extra space at the end.
You can keep a copy of the ebook for your own personal use on your computer and on a tablet. If the file size exceeds your mail server’s limits, transfer the eBook using Dropbox. A dropbox account and the dropbox app are both free. For more information on Dropbox please visit their website.
To load the PDF directly to your iPad or iPhone after purchase:
Step 1: Open your purchase confirmation email in your mail app. This is the email that contains the link to download the PDF.
Step 2. Click on the link in the email, Safari will open. Click where indicated to download the ebook. The ebook will display in Safari. At this point, you must save it to iBooks. If you don’t, you will not be able to access the ebook again.
Step 3. Click on the Share Icon and a popup window will open. Select Copy to iBooks.
If you have already saved a copy of the PDF to your computer, you can load a copy of the ebook PDF to the iBooks or Kindle App on your iPad.
Step 1. Email a copy of the ebook to yourself.
Step 2. Open the Mail app on your iPad to retrieve the email you just sent to yourself.
Step 3. Click and hold the PDF in the body of the email. A dialog box will open asking if you want to open the PDF in iBooks. Select “Open in iBooks” or, if you prefer to save it in the Kindle app, select “Open in…” and select Kindle.
The instructions below come from Amazon’s website. I don’t own a Kindle so if you have more questions about loading a PDF file to your Kindle, I would suggest checking Amazon’s help or the documentation that came with your Kindle.
Built-in PDF reader for Kindle
Your Kindle (2nd Generation or later) device can display PDF documents without losing the formatting of the original file. Send PDF documents directly to your Kindle device (via your Send-to-Kindle address), or drag and drop PDF files from your computer to your Kindle device via USB. You can also magnify PDFs by viewing them in landscape mode.
To view the ebook on your Android phone you must have a PDF reader app installed. You can find available PDF readers in the Play Store.
I don’t have access to an Android so can’t give you step by step download instructions here but imagine the process would be similar to the iPad/iPhone instructions above.
Read my article on Basic Payroll Accounting, which was published in the October 2004 issue of the American Payroll Association’s PayTech magazine.
Once you have earned your CPP designation, you must accumulate recertification credit hours (RCH) in order to recertify after the 5 year certification period. If you don’t have a company to pay for your contining education, the cost to you can be significant.
I have been finding more and more free webinars available which will qualify for RCH. Generally you must check with the APA certification group to confirm whether or not a particular webinar qualifies.
I’ve started a group on LinkedIn.com called Payroll Continuing Education. The sole purpose of this group is to be a place where CPPs can share information on upcoming free webinars that they have confirmed qualify for RCH. I encourage you to join the group so we can all help each other meet the CPP continuing education requirement in the most affordable manner.