The ADP Certified Product Specialist 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.
- You must be a current ADP client practitioner in the WorkForce Now Product with practitioner access.
- You must have a minimum of 6 months in the product and have gone through one full year end cycle.
Preparation Course and Study Resources
This 12 week Learning Plan will help you prepare for the Certified Payroll Specialist in ADP Workforce Now Exam. The program is made up of self-paced study, 2 virtual instructor led sessions and optional office hours. It requires you to spend approximately 1-2 hours/week for 10 weeks to complete the courses in your assigned learning path in myLearning at ADP. The plan also includes an optional self-study week. In week 11(or sooner), you will complete the practice exam, and then in week 12, the certification exam itself. The certification exam is assigned to you after you pass the practice exam with a score of 85% or higher.
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 year-end, 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%)