The Central Iowa chapter offers many benefits to its members. Several of them are listed below.

1. Networking opportunities. With over 150 members currently in our chapter, you have access to payroll professionals all over the state.

2. Study Groups. Our chapter supports our members efforts to attain certification by offering you the opportunity to join a weekly study group which helps prepare you for either the FPC (Fundamentals of Payroll Certification) or the CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) exams. CEU's are given to participants currently holding their designations wishing to earn educational credits towards their recertification. There is no cost for attending the study group.

3. Website. Our website has been recognized by APA as being one of the best chapter websites with valuable information and resources. It offers the members information about upcoming meetings and events, easy registration and payment access, and useful links to various payroll related websites.

4. Monthly Chapter Meetings. Hear professionals speak on timely topics relevant to the Payroll Profession. These meetings are an excellent source of current information; a great opportunity to network with others in your industry, as well as earn CEU credits for your FPC or CPP recertification.

5. Monthly Chapter Newsletters. Newsletters keep the members up to date on upcoming events, meetings, and study groups. It serves to introduce and welcome to our newest members and gives each member a forum to share their experience and knowledge with the membership.

6. Annual Statewide Conference. Each year our Chapter plans and leads an all day conference with nationally known speakers promoting professional and personal growth. It also offers the opportunity to network with others in the payroll profession and well as chat with vendors of various payroll related items.

7. The Payroll Source Book. Members have the opportunity to purchase this book at a discounted rate - with savings of up to $100 - by ordering with the Chapter annually.

8. Educational gift certificates. The chapter recognizes and promotes continued education in the payroll profession. We give away valuable gift certificates throughout the year at our meetings and annual statewide conference.

9. Local Service Projects. Each year the chapter promotes various service projects giving its members an opportunity to give back to the community.

We welcome any questions regarding our chapter and how you can become an active member.