Payroll Clerk Career Diploma
Penn Foster College

Program Details

Payroll clerks play a vital role in businesses in every industry. Through Penn Foster’s online Payroll Clerk Career Diploma program, you’ll develop foundational skills that can help prepare you for an in-demand job.

You'll learn skills like:

  • Payroll management
  • Effective employee time-tracking
  • How to use payroll software
  • How to calculate compensation
  • Understanding and explaining employee benefits

And you’ll learn at your own pace — from home!
The Penn Foster Payroll Clerk diploma program covers the foundational skills and knowledge that could help you prepare to be an effective, valued employee in a company’s accounting department. Through classes on topics from basic accounting practices to payroll deductions, you’ll also prepare to sit for the National Bookkeepers Association (NBA) Uniform Payroll Certification exam, leading to the Payroll Certification designation.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster College is accredited by:

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.

Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Open Admission