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Knowledge Assessments
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  • For details on Knowledge Assessment Calculator (KAC) options, review The Assessment Program or click on an assessment below.

    Assessment Benefits

    The Payroll Knowledge Assessment Calculator (KAC) is being discontinued. The KAC will not be updated for 2022. The current product will remain active through September 9, 2022. The current KAC materials cover exams administered from September 11, 2021 - September 9, 2022.

    Please be sure to obtain ALL required reports on or before September 9, 2022.

    The KAC features question based on federal laws and regulations in effect as of January 1, 2021.

    Assess your knowledge to perform your job with confidence -- and to find ways to improve. Each assessment recommends training resources specifically for your professional development to further your career.

    Evaluate and develop your staff with the Knowledge Assessment Calculator (KAC). The KAC assessments are a cost-effective measure of each team member's knowledge. Even better, managers are provided a training plan designed for the particular individual or a comprehensive departmental training program.

    Screen job applicants for proven payroll knowledge and identify any areas for improvement. You'll find many different ways to use the KAC assessments.

    Each Web-based assessment features questions and variables that are randomly selected from an extensive pool of questions, ensuring that each assessment is unique and providing you an invaluable opportunity to practice and improve. You may take up to one hour to complete an assessment and receive your training recommendations immediately. You also can access the scores of your most recent assessment online for 180 days. The KAC is designed to APA's exacting specifications by a preeminent team of Certified Payroll Professionals and industry experts.

    The American Payroll Association's KAC is a tool you cannot afford to pass up. Calculate your knowledge today.


    Dan Maddux
    Executive Director
    American Payroll Association

    P.S. You'll want to read what your peers say about the value of the KAC in helping them manage their career paths, even with a limited training budget. Read Testimonials Now

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