• The “SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP HCM Payroll with ERP 6.0 EHP7” certification exam verifies that the candidate possesses basic knowledge in the area of SAP Payroll. This certificate proves that the candidate has the required understanding within this consultant profile of the HCM solution, and can implement this knowledge practically in projects under guidance of an experienced consultant. It is recommended as an entry-level qualification to allow consultants to get acquainted with the fundamentals of SAP HCM Payroll.

Topic Areas

Please see below the list of topics that may be covered within this certification and the courses that cover them. Its accuracy does not constitute a legitimate claim; SAP reserves the right to update the exam content (topics, items, weighting) at any time.

Payroll Basics> 12%

Personnel Calculation Rules> 12%


Explain how personnel calculation rules are used for payroll processing.


Wage Type and Absence Valuations> 12%


Describe wage type and absence valuation techniques.


Basic Payroll Elements8% – 12%


Describe the payroll elements which are key for payroll processing.


Time Wage Type Selection8% – 12%


Describe how time wage types are selected.


Payroll Factoring8% – 12%


Configure payroll factoring and how it is integrated with cost accounting.


Average Processing< 8%


Describe the how averages are configured.


Integration< 8%


Explain how SAP Payroll transactions integrate with other applications.