National Payroll Institute Payroll Compliance Professional


The National Payroll Institute (NPI) offers the Payroll Compliance Professional (PCP) designation. According to the NPI, the PCP designation "ensures you have the payroll knowledge and skills you need to succeed".

Individuals who complete the four required course (Payroll Compliance Legislation, Payroll Fundamentals 1, Payroll Fundamentals 2, and Introduction to Accounting) and the PCP work experience requirements are eligible to receive the PCP designation from the NPI. The NPI awards the designation. However, George Brown College Continuing Education has been recognized by the NPI as a provider of courses that are equivalent to some of the PCP designation’s academic course requirements.

For more information about the PCP designation, visit the NPI's PCP web page.

Completion Details

For each of the George Brown College courses listed here that you pass, you must use the NPI's transfer credit process and pay the NPI a transfer credit fee to get credit for the course registered in your personal NPI record. You must achieve a grade of C (65%) or better in each of these George Brown College courses to be eligible for the PCP designation.

Certificate Stream

Core Courses (Four)

This is equivalent to the NPI's Payroll Compliance Legislation course:

This is equivalent to the NPI's Payroll Fundamentals 1 course:

This is equivalent to the NPI's Payroll Fundamentals 2 course:

This meets the NPI's Introduction to Accounting requirement:

Additional Information

Disclaimer: The PCP designation is awarded by the NPI. The information provided here does not represent the extent of the requirements for the PCP designation. The requirements are set by the NPI, not George Brown College, so you must follow the process listed on the NPI's website and meet the requirements applicable to you to achieve the PCP designation. The NPI's policies are subject to change without notice, and George Brown College is not responsible for any information errors or inaccuracies that result from a change in the NPI's policy.

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