Payroll Fundamentals 1 FIN 9016


Our Payroll Fundamentals 1 course teaches you how to apply payroll legislation and calculate all components of individual pay (from remuneration, through deductions, to net pay) for both regular and irregular situations. Get the knowledge and skills you need to effectively communicate all aspects of the individual pay calculation process to both internal and external stakeholders. In addition, learn to accurately complete records of employment.

This course is equivalent to the Payroll Fundamentals 1 course offered by the National Payroll Institute (NPI) – formerly the Canadian Payroll Association – as part of the NPI's Payroll Compliance Professional (PCP) designation.


Course Policies:

In order for this course to be accepted by the NPI towards the PCP designation, you must register in and pay for this course at George Brown College and register with and pay a separate course fee to the NPI, and you must achieve a passing grade of C (65%). You must register with the NPI – by emailing – and pay the applicable fees no later than 10 business days before the course start date in order to ensure timely access to online materials. The NPI will send an access code for the online materials to your preferred email address.


You must have completed our FIN 9015 Payroll Compliance Legislation (Online) course. (An approved equivalent is also acceptable.)

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There are no classes currently scheduled for this course; however, check back soon to see if we have developed additional schedules. Additionally, registration opens up for 2024–25 academic year classes (September 2024 to August 2025) on Thursday, July 4, 2024.
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