SOURCE: Brandman University, School of Extended Education

Brandman University, School of Extended Education

August 28, 2013 15:05 ET

Brandman University's School of Extended Education Recognizes National Payroll Week, Offers Courses for Industry Professionals

New and Experienced Payroll Professionals Can Benefit From Brandman's Online Course Offerings

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2013) - Brandman University's School of Extended Education, the entrepreneurial division of Brandman University, is recognizing National Payroll Week, September 2-7, 2013. The observance, led by the American Payroll Association, celebrates the hard work of America's 156 million wage earners and the payroll professionals who are responsible for ensuring they're compensated.

"Brandman is proud to support payroll professionals as critical members of the workforce through our extended education programs that allow them to hone their skills and continue moving up in the field," says Nancy Salzman, dean of the School of Extended Education.

Brandman University's School of Extended Education will participate in the Southern California Payroll Focus Day on September 19, a joint effort between the American Payroll Association's Southern California chapters to increase payroll professionals' skills through education. Attendees are invited to meet with Brandman at the vendor fair to learn more about its courses for new and experienced industry professionals.

Payroll professionals who previously obtained Fundamental Payroll Certification and/or Certified Payroll Professional certificates from September 2007 to present are now being awarded undergraduate academic credits. For more information on this credit opportunity, contact

The School of Extended Education offers several online courses for payroll professionals to earn certifications and advance their careers.

  • In cooperation with the American Payroll Association, the School of Extended Education provides PayTrain Certification Exam Preparation courses. A fundamentals program is available for new hires looking to understand the payroll industry; and a mastery course is designed for seasoned professionals, payroll managers and supervisors seeking compliance training, professional development or CPP certification preparation. Both programs feature open enrollment, with start dates this September.
  • The Practical Payroll Online Series is a set of short online courses that focus on specific subject matter areas of interest to payroll professionals, including taxation and compensation, and federal and state wage-and-hour laws. Designed for professionals at beginner and advanced levels, the Practical Payroll Online Series courses can be taken in any order and are offered on an open enrollment basis, with sessions beginning in October 2013. Certified payroll professionals who enroll in these courses are eligible to earn recertification hours.

For more information on the School of Extended Education's cutting-edge programs for individuals and organizations, visit

About Brandman University's School of Extended Education: Brandman University's School of Extended Education responds quickly to offer relevant and valuable courses that prepare individuals and organizations with workforce and professional development education that addresses today's fast-changing industries and evolving needs. Focusing on leadership, business, technology, health and wellness, education and general education, the School of Extended Education provides degree programs, workshops, seminars, certificate programs, leadership modules and programming leading to certification and academic credit. Its programs are created by the joint effort of Brandman faculty and instructors, working professionals and industry experts through a series of collaborative advisory boards while drawing from the rich history and prestigious reputation of Chapman University. This approach provides sustainable educational solutions that adjust to the needs of the real world. The School of Extended Education is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Brandman's online graduate business programs, including its MBA, were recently ranked among the top in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Brandman has also been recognized as one of the top 10 providers of SHRM HR training. Visit or call 1.800.632.0094 for more information.

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