Rebranding FAQ

Rebranding FAQ


Since the 1980s, the American Payroll Association's educational, certification, and publication services have been frequently sought by companies outside of the United States. Globalization has been part of the fabric of the American Payroll Association (APA) since its inception, and we have executed this by educating and certifying payroll professionals around the globe.

In 2015, the APA founded the Global Payroll Management Institute (GPMI) to continue to service our customers and engagements globally, while also satisfying the growing needs of our multinational and international customers. Currently, GPMI has subscribers in 117 countries.

If you're looking for a fun and engaging way to celebrate our rebrand, look no further than PAYO, the newest song from Pegine.

As of 2 May 2023, the APA and GPMI have combined to become PayrollOrg. Our tagline is The Leader in Payroll Education.

Below are Frequently Asked Questions about this exciting change, which we refer to as a rebrand.


Will anything change about my APA membership?
I am a current GPMI subscriber; does this affect anything about my subscription?
Will my login credentials change as a result of the rebrand?
Is there anything I need to change as a result of this rebrand?
Will the APA and GPMI websites change?
How do I contact PayrollOrg?
What happens with my APA membership when I renew?
Will the names of APA's or GPMI's products change?
Is there an acronym for the new name?
Are my membership dues still deductible as an ordinary business expense in the U.S.?


Will my APA certifications still be valid?
Will there be any changes to the certification process?
Will there be any changes to the recertification process?
Is my CPP/FPC certificate still valid?
Will I receive a new digital badge?
Will the online recertification log work the same?
Will the courses I have taken prior to the rebrand convert over to the new log?

Social Media

Can I still connect with you on social media?
Will the groups I'm a part of on social media change?


How will this affect my involvement in local chapters?
I'm a chapter leader. What changes will I need to make to my local chapter?