APA membership has risen to over 20,000 Payroll Professionals and continues to grow, demonstrating the high level of interest on the part of the payroll community participating in the wide range of activities available to APA members.


Anyone engaged in payroll administration and/or related fields is eligible for APA membership. APA proudly represents a true cross section of the payroll profession made up predominantly of payroll managers from all 50 states, with a growing constituency in Puerto Rico, Canada, and other foreign nations, whose payroll informational needs are as diverse as the number of employees paid and as demanding as the number of states and countries in which they pay.


The American Payroll Association

 offers valuable services, educational events, publications and products for every Payroll Professional.

Benefits of APA Membership

In addition to the professional journal PaytecH and the online newsletter ePayXpress APA publishes an Annual Report of Association activities and membership and maintains a searchable online membership directory.

Instant Updates and Answers Payroll Facts Fast - APA provides its members with fast-breaking news and important changes in federal rules, regulations and forms. Updates may be delivered via fax, email and the News page of the Web site.

Telephone Hotline Referral Service

 - More than 170 APA members volunteer to answer questions on more than 70 topics.

Payroll ListServ - Email forum for questions, answers and discussion also includes Job Digest. 


APA's web site communicates through the audio journal Payback and video features about APA programs and events.

Make a Difference Nationally and Locally
APA represents the interests of Payroll Professionals to legislators, government, and regulatory agencies by advising and testifying before committees, providing a single voice and a clear message on payroll issues.  There are 109 local chapter are an excellent source of information, networking and support.

APA's Annual Congress

Open only to members this is payroll's largest and foremost educational conference and trade show. With more than 100 workshops, along with acclaimed industry experts and government officials, Congress offers the most comprehensive educational and networking opportunity. Also includes the world's biggest payroll exhibit hall.

Value-Added Training and Education
Members receive discounts on all APA products, services, publications, conferences and educational courses. Shop online at the APA Store for course registrations and selected publications.

Professional Status, Certification and Recognition
Developing cooperative relationsips with associations in the human resources, accounting, tax, and finance arenas, APA works to add stature to and increase awareness of America's payroll profession.

APA has further enhanced the status of the profession by establishing two certification programs that are industry benchmarks and have gained univeral recognition of payroll as a measurable professional discipline.