Local APA Classes:

  • Preparing for Year-End and 2016 / October 20 / DC
  • Government and Public Sector Preparing for Year-End and 2016 / October 28 / DC
  • Preparing for Year-End and 2016 / November 2 / Reston
  • Preparing for Year-End and 2016 / November 3 / Richmond
  • Preparing for Year-End and 2016 / November 6 / Baltimore

For more information, visit the Courses and Conferences page on the APA website


 For more information visit the Congress page on the American Payroll Association website.




Welcome to the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter

of the American Payroll Association 



The 12 Step Program of the WMAC!

Payroll education is a top priority for the WMAC.  For 2015, we are focusing our educational opportunities on the 7 domains of the certification exams.  Go ahead and plan to join us for our 12 month, 12 Step program.  In the end, you will be a better Payroll Professional. 

Like other 12 step programs, we have to keep working it.  We will continue to update the Steps as the year goes along.

Remember, 12 Step programs only work if you work them!

The current/upcoming WMAC steps are below. 

For the complete 12 STEP PROGRAM, visit our Meeting Dates.



Class Type 

Domain Number
and Name


Step 9 10/-10/915 VSPC 1 - Core Payroll Concepts, 2 - Compliance/Research and Resources, 3 - Calculation of the Paycheck, 4 - Payroll Process and Supporting Systems and Administration, 5- Payroll Administration and Managment, 6 - Audits, 7 - Accounting

2 Day Conference - Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference. This 2 day conference is an education enriched 2 day conference covering a variety of payroll topics for all levels of payroll professionals.

Step 10 11/12/15 Chapter Meeting 2 - Compliance/Research and Resources 

The Affordable Care Act, What Every Employer Needs to Know

Step 11 11/14/15 One Day Class  2 - Compliance/Research and Resources, 7 - Accounting The Three R's of Payroll - Record, Reconcile & Retain
Step 12 12/10/15 Chapter Meeting 4 - Payroll Process and Supporting Systems and Administration  Coming Soon


 Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference - STEP 9 (Covers a variety of Domains)

Each year the Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference chooses a charity in the area we are holding the conference.  This year, the VSPC has chosen Feed America Southwest Virginia. With this organization, you are able to make a donation directly to the organization. Any amount donated is helpful the community.


Mark your calendars NOW for our remaining 2015 Events!

Chapter Meetings (Courtyard by Marriott - Tysons Corner)
* Thursday, November 12, 2015
* Thursday, December 10, 2015

All Day Classes (Location TBD)
* Saturday, November 14, 2015

WMAC Planning Meetings (Fairfax County Government Center)
* Saturday, October 17, 2015