• Monthly Meetings to provide educational seminars, special programs and qualified speakers.

  • Interaction and Networking with other payroll professionals who will share ideas, experiences and techniques.

  • Group Discussions in problem solutions, current legislation, new technology, etc.

  • Education including support groups for the Certified Payroll Professionals' (CPP) exam and continuing educational units.

  • Opportunity to develop and share leadership skills.

  • Discounts on special programs and monthly meetings.

  • Voting rights in the election of chapter leadership.

  • Web Site access to job postings, latest payroll news and links to payroll related site.

Membership Fees

Annual Individual Membership Dues $40.00

Annual Corporate Dues  $100.00
Included (8) memberships.

Join Online:

  1.      Click and complete the Member Application (upper left hand corner).

  2.      You should receive a confirmation email.  Please click on the link to confirm your form submission.

  3.      You will receive an email from our membership department within 24 hours with your login information and a                               link to reset your password.  This will take you to the “Member Area.”

  4.      Select “Member Dues” from the menu and choose and pay for individual or corporate membership.


To Join by check, make it payable to American Payroll Association Greater Los Angeles Chapter and send it to:

4325 Glencoe Avenue #11745

Marina Del Rey, CA  90292

 Why Become a Member?

Becoming a member of the LAAPA is your first step to growth as a payroll professional. New laws and regulations continue to make the Payroll profession more complex and important to the functions of any corporation.  In order to compete, it has become increasingly necessary for payroll personnel to be more educated and more professional.  The roll of payroll has moved away from simple technician to that of a knowledgeable professional able to research complex issues, stay current on legislative matters and regulatory compliancy, plus be able to wade through paycheck calculation and perform and understand accounting responsibilities We provide opportunities to expand the skill level of our members, promote and enhance the image of the payroll profession, provide payroll professionals with networking opportunities and forum for the exchange of payroll knowledge, trends and ideas , and confidence in order to realize your full career potential.

  • Educational Meetings / Professional Speakers: Monthly Key Speaker Breakfast Meetings (no meeting in January, August & September). Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month for Breakfast, except our final annual Dinner meeting in December, generally held the first or second Wednesday of the month.
    Past programs topics include legislative changes affecting all aspects of payroll, recent developments in payroll, California and Federal Legislative changes and what to expect in the upcoming year.
  • CPP / FPC Study Group: We offer comprehensive, instructor led Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) / Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) classes to help you in achieving these vital certifications to enhance your career (12 Saturday mornings every summer).
  • Website: Informative website with links to various local government agencies and information sources
  • Job Board: A place to find out about job opportunities or a place to go to when you
    want to fill a position on your staff.
  • Recertification Credit Hours: Our meetings and classes are approved to earn RCHs for CPP and FPC re-certification hours.
  • Networking: In the ever-changing world of payroll, networking with other professionals is essential to job productivity and will widen your knowledge base, plus a great place to meet new friends. Networking gives you an opportunity to have someplace to ask a question or just want another payroll person’s opinion.

We invite you to attend our monthly meetings. We believe you will find the experience of being part of an APA Chapter valuable and rewarding and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Payroll Association is an autonomous and independent chapter of the American Payroll Association.