Online Payroll Clerk Certification

Take the first steps toward a career as a payroll clerk with Penn Foster’s Payroll Clerk Career Diploma Program. Learn anytime, anywhere, and graduate eligible to sit for the National Bookkeepers Association (NBA) Payroll Certification Exam in a matter of just months.¹

Why Become a Certified Payroll Clerk?

Penn Foster’s online payroll clerk training can help you turn your attention to detail into a rewarding career. Learn how to report financial transactions, update statements, check financial records for accuracy, and gain more skills today’s employers are looking for in businesses large and small. Complete the course whenever and wherever you choose to step closer toward earning a rewarding living: payroll clerks earned an average salary of $41,230 in 2019.²
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Why Choose Penn Foster College?

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Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
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A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you’re not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
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Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare to become a Payroll Clerk.
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Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
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Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
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Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Payroll Clerk students in the Penn Foster Community.

Why Choose Penn Foster College?

clock icon.
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
trophy icon.
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you’re not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
clipboard and pencil icon.
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare to become a Payroll Clerk.
thumbs up with signs icon.
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
iphone with settings gear icon.
Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
street signs icon.
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Payroll Clerk students in the Penn Foster Community.
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Professional Payroll Clerk Certification

Our online payroll clerk certification preparation includes the cost of the National Bookkeepers Association Payroll Certification Exam, a practice test, and your official certificate when you pass the exam. ³ Certification is a great way to validate your skills and enhance your resume to help you stand out to hiring managers on your path to a promotion or new career.

Payroll Clerk Course Details

Our payroll clerk courses cover topics such as employee classification, time tracking, wage taxes and deductions, legal compliance, and more to help you gain the essential skills to work effectively in an office setting.
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Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

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Payroll Clerk Tuition

With our flexible, affordable payment options, you can start to prepare for a great job as a payroll clerk with our online training today.

Where Can I Work as a Payroll Clerk?

Many employers recognize the need for well-trained, detail-oriented payroll clerks to help their businesses be successful. The largest employers of payroll clerks include those in the professional services, retail and wholesale trade, and finance and insurance industries.
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Get started today on your path towards becoming a payroll clerk with Penn Foster College’s accredited, online program.

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Hundreds of leading employers and workforce organizations partner with Penn Foster to attract, develop, and retain talent for today’s in-demand middle skilled occupations.