Welcome to the APA Houston Chapter!

Welcome to the award-winning website of the Houston Chapter of the American Payroll Association, also known as HCAPA.

The HCAPA is an autonomous and independent chapter of the national American Payroll Association.  This local chapter promotes educational and professional networking opportunities for payroll professionals in the Greater Houston and surrounding areas, as well as at the state and national levels.  The monthly membership meetings, which are held February to November, feature speakers who are experts on a variety of payroll-related topics.  The government representatives and payroll vendors who attend the meetings contribute expert participation and resources.  The chapter offers instructional classes to prepare for the two payroll certification exams; i.e., Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC).  These classes are offered in the Spring and Fall and allow students to partner with others who are certified.  The chapter provides additional educational opportunities throughout the year with seminars and conferences on various professional development topics, including the latest legislative changes that affect the payroll industry. All chapter events allow individuals to earn recertification credits (RCH) to support the CPP or FPC status.

Becoming a member of the chapter is your first step toward growth and development as a payroll professional. To become a member, get more information at the Member Benefits tab above, or you may contact any member of the Board of Directors. In addition to individual membership, we also offer the Sponsor Membership status for companies or vendors who support the payroll profession.

Thank you for visiting our website.  We look forward to meeting you at one of our many educational events.




2016 Chapter Member Meetings


APA Seminars in Houston




2012 American Payroll Association awards:




2011 American Payroll Association awards:


Winner of the 2011 Gavel Award  - Facilitator

From the COTY contest entries, four Gavel awards are presented. The Gavel Awards recognize specific achievements, activities, or aspects of a chapter's COTY entry in four separate categories: Innovator, Mentor, Facilitator, and Communicator.


2011 Dream Theme Contest: Promoting Your Statewide & Regional Meeting Awards

Chapters are awarded for their creative use of a theme during their Statewide or Regional meeting. Winners are determined by how chapters incorporated that theme into their meeting's marketing and onsite materials or displays.


2011 National Payroll Week: Third Place Chapter Promotion Contest

Chapters are awarded for outstanding work in celebration of National Payroll Week 2011.



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Mailing Address




July 2017 Member Meeting
July 2017 Member Meeting
July 27, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Christie’s Seafood Restaurant
6029 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

$30.00 Regular Member

$40.00 Associate Member

$55.00 Non-Members

$0.00 Tier 1 Sponsor

$0.00 Tier 2 Sponsor