ROSELAND, N.J., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ADP®, a leading provider of human capital management services, today launched ADP Pro, an educational program specifically designed to give midsized companies multiple opportunities to engage with ADP subject matter experts on a range of human capital management issues, learn industry best practices and expand their professional credentials. "Midsized businesses face new and unique challenges – everything from increased government regulation to the growing cost of healthcare," said Regina Lee, President, Major Account Services, National Account Services, GlobalView ® and ADP Canada at ADP. "ADP Pro takes our superior client engagement to the next level by linking our deep roster of subject matter experts with clients to learn how unified human resources management tools can dramatically impact business performance." ADP's professional certification is a key component of the ADP Pro program. To date, more than 2,000 payroll and human resources professionals have earned this credential, which many see as an employment differentiator. ADP certification is offered twice a year during the Spring and Fall. The program includes virtual test preparation classes and requires an in-person exam at one of Pearson VUE's more than 200 national testing centers. Candidates who complete ADP's test preparation classes earn Continuing Education (CE) Credits at the rate of 1.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits, 1.5 Recertification Credit Hours (RCH) or 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU). Payroll and human resources professionals at midsized companies will have access to ADP's growing list of certification areas, which includes ADP Workforce Now®, the company's primary human resources management solution for midsized companies. The ADP Pro program also features ongoing training opportunities through a new series of webinars that are free for clients. Running twice a month, these webinars will showcase best practices across a variety of topics from healthcare reform and risk management to navigating the social media landscape. The ADP Pro webinar series offers clients another way to earn Continuing Education Credits and can be accessed via ADP's client portal. The first webinar will take place on March 13 and will focus on empowering a mobile workforce. On March 27, another webinar will take place focusing on the U.S. Affordable Care Act. ADP will also offer in-person access to ADP Pros at their semiannual regional User Group Meetings. At ADP's User Group Meetings midsized businesses will be able to receive one-on-one insights from the company's internal experts on timely business issues while receiving training on ADP's ever-evolving product set.