About Us

Welcome to the site for the Kern County Chapter of the American Payroll Association, founded July, 2016. We are committed to training, mentoring, providing classes for Certification in the profession of payroll, and providing philanthropic opportunities to our members. 

Our chapter is affiliated with the National American Payroll Association which supports more than 130 chapters and 20,000 members nationwide. Click to visit our chapter profile.

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about the APA.


Lunch & Learn Monthly Event

$25 for Members

$35 for Non-members

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Study Group for 2019!

We are excited to start our study group sessions for CPP & FPC testing this year! 

More information can be found on our Education page


If you are working in payroll and are not yet a member, consider joining. Some of the benefits include continuing education classes, and assistance with studying for the CPP and FPC certification test.

Cost is $50.00/year 
(For up to 2 people from the same organization)
Join Us!

We are virtual!


Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our first virtual meeting in August. Thank you to Brett Sutton for such a great presentation! We have a few more virtual meetings planned for 2020, please be sure to keep an eye out for our emails. 

November 2020 Meeting

Burke Rice
Direct of Sales
Paycard & GreenDot

November 19, 2020


Join us for our November virtual meeting with speaker Burke Rice from rapid! Paycard and GreenDot. The interactive presentation will be on OnDemand Pay: 

"A Solution for Retention & Engagement".


Payroll is changing and technology is advancing faster than ever. Don't miss out on this opportunity to better assist employee payroll needs. 

This is a NO COST presentation to both Members & Non-Members

Please click below for more information 

Informational Payroll Resources
Increase Your Chances of Passing APA's Certification Exams with PayTrain!

Event Details:

Discover which payroll certification - Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) - is right for you and learn how PayTrain® and PayTrain® Fundamentals can help you successfully prepare for your exam. By attending this webinar you will:

  •  Learn about FPC and CPP certification and understand which professional designation is right for you

  • Discover the advantages of preparing for your exam with PayTrain® and PayTrain® Fundamentals 

Please note this is NOT eligible for RCHs, CEUs, nor CPEs

rapid! - A true FinTech leader


rapid! is powered by Green Dot Corporation. Green Dot along with its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a pro-consumer financial technology innovator with a mission to provide a full range of affordable and accessible financial services to the masses.

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Stay connected! 

Please make sure your contact information is up to date. Click below if you have an email, mailing address, phone number or other changes. 

We Won!!

Kern County Chapter of the APA won Third Place (above 2 honorable mentions and of 121 Chapters Nationwide) for the Best Chapter Website. We are very excited that we are being recognized by the National Association, especially since we are a relatively new chapter!!

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