Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in the WMAC!

For over 30 years, the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter (WMAC) has been the local chapter of the American Payroll Association located in our Nation's Capital.  Our chapter meetings are held at Sheraton Tyson's Corner in Vienna, Virginia.

Benefits of Membership in WMAC-APA

Meetings - The WMAC holds 6 meetings a year and presents a speaker on subjects impacting the payroll profession such as current and future legislation, technology, compensation and fringe benefits.  Speakers include representatives from government agencies in addition to subject matter experts.   

Annual Conference - Annually, WMAC participates in the Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference (VSPC).  This conference is a 2 day conference held in October.  The VSPC is a great opportunity for education and networking.  Attendees to this conference can be from 7 chapters covering Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.  For 2016, this conference is being held in Portsmouth, Virginia. For more details on this conference visit  

Networking - Membership in the WMAC and attendance to the chapter meetings and conference(s) is a great way to meet other payroll professionals in the area, discuss common concerns, share information and past experiences.  

CPP/FPC Study Group -  For members who are planning to take the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or the Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) exam, we offer a study group for our members.  This study group is facilitated by our members, who are Certified Payroll Professionals, to assist in preparing for the exam.

Newsletter - Our chapter publishes a newsletter for each meeting that contains important information on legislative updates, as well as articles and other information of interest to local members.  

Government / Legislative Updates -  Our Government Liaison provides updates for our newsletter, at our chapter meetings and on the website.  During the year, emails will be sent to our members concerning various legislative changes that impact our profession.

National Payroll Week (NPW) -  As a joint effort with APA, the local chapter is active in recognizing all payroll professionals for the vital role they play in maintaining the smooth functioning of the payroll tax withholding system and for working effectively with federal, state and local tax officials.    

Annual Dues

Anyone interested in joining their fellow payroll professionals in the Washington Metropolitan Area can become a member of the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the American Payroll Association for only $70.00 per year per person.  Our membership is a rolling 12 months (you receive 12 months of benefits from the time you enroll).  There is a $15.00 admin fee for new members and expired members.  This membership belongs to the individual, not the company.