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Payroll Specialist Certification - Part 1 & 2 (Live Online)

Training for Accountants, Bookkeepers, Consultants and Financial Advisors on Xero Payroll.

Please see Prerequisites below for important info.

NOTE - The online certification course is scheduled over 2 sessions with 2 hours each session. Prior to the course you will receive a confirmation email with a link to login to the webinars. Please see below for additional information about this course.

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You’ll get a full demonstration and explanation of Xero Payroll features and tools including:


* Setting up an organization

* Adding Employees

* Creating a Payrun

* Payroll Reports

* Managing User Access Levels

* Managing time off requests

* New Employee Portal


At the completion of training, you will have the opportunity to take the Payroll Specialist test, which should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. A mark of at least 80% is required to pass and receive “Payroll Specialist” status.


Please note: This course is made up of 2 online sessions. You will receive an email confirmation prior to the start of the course with a link to login to the webinars.


This is an intermediate level Group-Internet Based course with the recommended prerequisites below. It is worth 4 CPE credits total based on a 50 minute hour and is made up of 2 online sessions. Each session is worth 2 credits each and you must attend both sessions.


If you would like to receive CPE credit for this course, please plan to use a laptop or desktop computer so that you can complete the brief survey required by NASBA. Unfortunately GoToWebinar surveys are not yet supported on iPads, iPhones or Android devices. We'll send you the CPE certificate within 5 business days, if not sooner.


For any questions regarding the course, cancellations, or information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund please contact us.


Xero is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor ofcontinuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site:



If you are not already a Certified Xero Advisor, please attend the Payroll Specialist Intro  to Xero.  If you are an accountant or bookkeeper and want to learn all about Xero, please attend Xero Partner Certification training, either online or in a classroom.  (If you are a customer using Xero in your business, please visit our Customer Training page for additional courses for you.)