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The Practical CPP Study Guide

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I want to give prospective CPP’s an affordable comprehensive study guide. My approach is to give you the information to successfully pass the exam without overloading you with unnecessary details. I’ve done all the heavy lifting for you, weeded through the myriad of IRS publications and other source materials to bring you the information you need in plain English.

It’s an eBook.

This is an electronic PDF book, not a physical book. In order to open the ebook you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader or another PDF reader installed on your computer or tablet.

After your purchase is complete you will be directed to a link to download your copy of my certified payroll professional study guide.

Put a copy on your mobile device so you can study when you’re away from your computer. No heavy books to carry.

Comprehensive, yet affordable.

Covers all areas of the CPP exam: core payroll concepts, compliance, paycheck calculations, payroll process and systems, payroll accounting, management and administration.

Complicated concepts made easier to understand.

Step-by-step examples of calculations.

You don’t need to spend $399 for PAYO’s online study guide (hundreds more for non-PAYO members) in order to study for the CPP exam. My ebook costs 80% less. Go to my Shop page for pricing.

Bundle up and save more.

As a special offer, add The Practical CPP Bundle (includes both the Study Guide and the Online Study Tools) to your shopping cart and save $30 off your total order. Items must be purchased in a single transaction to receive the discount.

Why buy this book.

Because you are qualified to take the CPP exam, are familiar with basic and advanced payroll concepts and want to know what topics you should focus on in order to pass the CPP exam.

To benefit from the guidance of someone who has already passed the exam not just once, but twice. Passing on my first attempt each year I took it.

So you won’t worry that you’ll get to the exam and be blindsided by questions on topics you didn’t study or waste time studying the wrong things.

You’ve been searching for study materials for your upcoming CPP exam and are shocked by the high prices and limited choices available in CPP study guides.

You’d like to improve your chances of passing the exam on your first try.

Study your way.

Study at your own pace and on your own schedule.

Don’t be tied down by a class schedule or a class syllabus. Spend as much time as you need on topics unfamiliar to you and don’t waste your valuable time on subject matter you already know well.


Looking for an FPC study guide? The Practical CPP Study Guide can prepare you for the FPC exam as well. My ebook includes a list of topics and chapters to focus on if you’re studying for the FPC. The PayrollOrg (formerly American Payroll Association) website contains a list of the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) you must demonstrate to successfully pass the FPC exam.

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