OnVUE online proctored exam information for American Payroll Association (APA)

Important notices:
  • OnVUE online proctored exams are available to candidates in North America ONLY. FPC and CPP exams administered from September 5, 2020 through September 10, 2021, feature questions based on federal laws and regulations in effect as of January 1, 2020.
  • To test online effectively, candidates must meet the system requirements prior to scheduling the exam. If an interruption occurs during an OnVUE online proctored exam as a result of problems caused by a candidate’s computer or network connection, the test will be terminated, and the exam fee forfeited.
  • Attention OnVUE online proctored exam candidates: If you are testing online, please be sure to login with your APA username and password at least 3 days prior to your scheduled exam appointment and verify that your login credentials are valid and active. If you need login assistance, call APA Customer Service at (210) 224-6406. Office hours are Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CT; closed on local holidays.

OnVUE online proctored exams allow you to conveniently take an exam in the comfort of your home or office while being monitored by an offsite proctor through your webcam. All communication with the proctor is done in English.

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  2. Reliable device with a webcam
  3. Strong internet connection

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Additional information

Candidate Handbooks / Forms

It is imperative that all APA candidates read the appropriate Candidate Handbooks prior to making an exam reservation.

FPC Resources CPP Resources
Purchase the FPC Exam Purchase the CPP Exam
FPC Candidate Handbook (PDF, 684 KB) CPP Candidate Handbook (PDF, 532 KB)
FPC Exam Application CPP Exam Application
FPC Content Outlines CPP Content Outlines
FPC Postcard CPP Postcard
Last updated 2020-10-20