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your interest in the WMAC! 

Since the 1983, 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 various locations throughout the DC Metro Area.

Member Benefits

The WMAC holds approximately 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.

Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) 
RCHs are required to maintain the CPP and FPC certifications.  Our events advertise how many RCHs are offered.

Networking/Professional Relationships
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.  

Membership Directory* 
Members of the WMAC have access to the completed member directory of the WMAC.

Our chapter publishes a newsletter six times a year that contains important information on legislative updates, as well as articles and other interest to local members.


CPP/FPC Study Group* 
The CPP/FPC Study Group is offered as a benefit to our active members. We have assembled a group of subject matter experts to teach these classes and are very proud that our pass rate typically surpasses the national average.   

Cram for the Exam and Calculation One day classes* 
The Spring and Fall Cram for the Exam class reviews the more complicated topics covered in the CPP/FPC exam. The day of Calculations class walks you through the life cycle of an employee and the calculations you might use most frequently.  

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 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 6 chapters covering Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.  This conference is held each year during the month of October. Visit the Virginia Statewide Payroll Conference website for more details and exact dates.  

* Denotes Benefits open to Members Only.

Membership 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. Our membership is a rolling 12 months (you receive 12 months of benefits from the time you enroll) and our membership is only $50.00 per year per person. There is a $15.00 admin fee for new members and expired members. This membership belongs to the individual, not the company.

Page Updated 12/30/2020