I am proud to announce that I am once again offering training webinars but this time with a fresh approach. We are an approved provider by the American Payroll Association (APA). This means that my training can earn you RCHs as well as enhance your education. But my training will be different than the usual fare that you get for webinars, even the ones I conduct for other vendors. Instead of just listening, my webinars or “lectures” as I call them, will be interactive. Let me explain how this works. I am an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University and am responsible for their Practical Payroll Online program. I do all of the materials for the program as well as teach the courses. Each year I record various topical lectures for my students to use in each of the five courses. These “lectures” are provided live to the students at a certain date and time and are recorded using the Zoom software Brandman provides. Students may attend the live event or may choose to view the recorded version, it is up to them. Because these are related to the course work, they include more interaction than standard or traditional webinars. For example, you can ask questions at any time during the lecture just as you would in a live classroom setting. You may have forms to complete (such as the lecture on the Form 941 or Form W-2) or you may have calculations to perform for the child support lecture. Each lecture is a full two hours, so more time to devote to the information and to related questions.
Students enrolled in the Brandman program are permitted to attend the lectures for free and do not receive RCHs. However, I have had numerous requests to provide payroll training that gives RCHs so this is how I have decided to offer that training to my non-students. I will post the latest lecture on my website. All lectures are during normal business hours and usually held on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. I cannot offer these lectures for free. There is a fee for APA certification, but I want to keep the costs within everyone’s budgets. The introductory cost will be $99 per lecture per attendee. That is two RCHs for less than $100 and no sales pitches or follow-ups about buying anything. You may sign up with a personal email or with your business email, whichever you prefer. And you don’t need to worry about getting your questions answered. Since this is still a “class-room” style setting I am limited to only 20 additional attendees per lecture. So you won’t be lost in the multitude of other attendees vying for attention.
I will be offering our first lectures in May on Travel Pay, Child Support, Multistate Taxation, and Wage and Hour Law. June’s lectures will include California Wage and Hour Law, Tax Levies and Creditor Garnishments, Payroll Procedures, and Abandoned Wages. As each lecture is approved by the APA it will be posted to our website and open for registration. You simply pay online for the lecture and you will receive all the info for how to log into the classroom on the day of the lecture within two business days of registering. After the lecture, your Certificate of Attendance will be issued once we verify you have completed all the required time in the classroom, the required APA polls, and the survey, usually within 2 weeks after the lecture.
Unfortunately, although the lectures are recorded for use on the Brandman website, I cannot offer the lecture as an on-demand product or after the fact electronic version. Only live attendees will be accepted. But you always have the option of signing up for the Brandman course which features the lecture and if you complete the tests and quizzes can receive up to 8 RCHs for $200 per course for APA members. One more way to earn RCHs at a low price.
We are very excited to be offering this learning opportunity to our social media network. We hope you find our lectures informative and useful. Further announcements for exact dates and topics will be coming.