Trade mark number: 
The Certified Payroll Specialist (C.P.S) trade mark provides the payroll industry with a benchmark for certification.

The C.P.S certificate aims to be the benchmark for payroll proficiency. Upon successfully meeting the standards required in the examination, the candidate is entitled to use the qualification C.P.S after his/her name.

The examination tests all facets of payroll knowledge and is divided into the following 5 sections:

  • General payroll knowledge 10%
  • Award interpretation 20%
  • Annual leave 10%
  • Long service leave 10%
  • Calculations 50%
Certification rules: 
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