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Certified Payroll Specialist in ADP Workforce Now®

Certified Payroll Specialist in ADP Workforce Now®

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The ADP Professional Certification Program sets the standard for excellence in the use and application of ADP solutions. This program establishes standards for professional knowledge and practical experience in using and applying ADP solutions. 

Preparation Course and Study Resources

A series of virtual instructor-led preparation courses and study resources are included to review Payroll tasks and features and assist in your exam readiness. Topics prepare participants to use company setup options, user preferences, payroll system options, year-end processing tasks, completing adjustments and advanced features. 

Exam Description and Topics

The ADP Certified Payroll Specialist in ADP Workforce Now exam is made up of approximately 75 multiple-choice questions and is based on concepts and experiences that should be familiar to a proficient Payroll practitioner with at least six months’ experience, including yearend, using ADP Workforce Now. The concepts and topic areas of the exam are derived from a training analysis study.

The approximate percentage of questions in each area is shown in the following list:

I. ADP Workforce Now Configuration and Company-Level Setup (15%)
II. Payroll Cycle (25%)
III. Payroll Output Review (11%)
IV. Employee Maintenance (13%)
V. Entering Pay Information (27%)
VI. Manual Checks/Voids/Reversals (9%)