Payroll

Payroll. Professional.

Work towards your Payroll Compliance Practioner (PCP) or Canadian Payroll Management (CPM) certification.

Transfer Credit

Learners pursuing programming through McMaster University’s Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) may be eligible to apply previously completed coursework to their program of study, as per below:

Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certificate

Option A:

Learners entering the Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certificate, who have completed Payroll Compliance Legislation, and/or Payroll Fundamentals 1, and/or Payroll Fundamentals 2, online directly/solely through the Canadian Payroll Association, may be eligible to apply the 3 courses to the Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certificate for a maximum of three transfer credits (9 units). NOTE: PCL, PF1 and/or PF2 completed through a college or university, do not qualify for this option and are note eligible for transfer credit. 

or

Option B:

Learners who have completed equivalent coursework in business communications or financial accounting may be eligible to apply for a maximum of one transfer credit (3 units).

NOTE:  Learners may apply and qualify for only one of the above options.  See "Submission Requirements" below for process and details.

 

Certificate in Canadian Payroll Management

Option A:

Students pursuing the Certificate in Canadian Payroll Management program, who have completed Introduction to Payroll Management and/or Applied Payroll Management online directly/solely through the Canadian Payroll Association, may be eligible to apply both courses to the McMaster Certificate in Canadian Payroll Management for a maximum of two transfer credits (6 units). NOTE: Intro Payroll Management and/or Applied Payroll Management completed through a college or university do not qualify for this option and are not eligible for transfer credit. 

or

Option B:

Students who have completed equivalent coursework in introductory management accounting, business finance and accounting, compensation or organizational behaviour may be eligible to apply for a maximum of one transfer credit (3 units).

NOTE: 
Learners may apply and qualify for only one of the above options.  See "Submission Requirements" below for process and details.

Transfer Credit Eligibility

Approved transfer credit will be approved by the Program Manager based on the following criteria:

  • courses must have an 80% overlap in content/curricula and a similar number of classroom or contact hours;
  • courses must have been taken within the last five years;
  • courses must have been taken from an accredited academic institution and listed on an official transcript with a grade of 65% or better.

Submission Requirements

In order to assess your transfer credit request, please submit the following documents:

  • name and course number of the external course(s) that you wish to be assessed for transfer credit and the name and course number of the CCE course(s) that you would like credit for;
  • an official transcript, demonstrating your completion of the course(s) and your final grade(s);
  • if requested, full course outline(s) (i.e. course description, course objectives, assessment criteria, textbook, weekly content covered);
  • transfer credit requests can be submitted electronically to payrollcertificate@mcmaster.ca or by hard copy.

Please Note:
It may take 4-6 weeks to assess your transfer credit request.

Please mail to:
Centre for Continuing Education
McMaster University
OJN, 3rd Floor, Room 338
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1
Attention: Program Manager, Payroll
Note: There is a fee of $99 for each Transfer Credit (once approved by the Program Manager). The price is subject to change. Approved transfer credits not applied within 6 months of approval may be rescinded.