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Understanding Yellow Book

For those working on governmental audits, the ‘Yellow Book’ is used to perform much of the audit.  The Yellow Book is the Government Accounting Office’s manual of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).  It is published annually and it contains all...

COVID-19 CPE Topics

Continuing professional education (CPE) sponsors have developed many courses to assist in educating certified public accountants on the many COVID-19 accounting issues.  This blog post will cover some of the types of courses that could be beneficial to those...

Understanding the National Registry of CPE Sponsors

The National Association of Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) offers many types of services to individual boards of accountancy located in each state.  One of the services provided by NASBA is the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (National Registry).What is the National...

Common Reasons for Not Meeting CPE Requirements

Many Certified Public Accountants (CPA) do not meet their state’s board of accountancy continuing professional education (CPE) requirements when they complete their licensing renewal.  For a CPA who has to earn a large number of CPE hours every renewal, it is daunting...

Selecting CPE Courses and Providers

When shopping for continuing professional education (CPE) courses and providers, there are an overwhelming number of options available for professionals.  Fortunately, the large number of choices means that all professionals can find the best courses and providers to...

CPE Instructional Delivery Methods

Thanks in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is now a greater variety of ways to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credit.  While the traditional method of attending a course or conference in person is slowly returning with the lessening of pandemic...

CPE Sponsor Requirements

For a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) course to be approved for use by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), program sponsors must meet requirements detailed out in The Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education...

How NASBA Monitors CPE Quality

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) serves as a forum for the 55 state boards of accountancy.  One of the primary purposes of NASBA is to provide the framework for the development, presentation, measurement, and reporting of continuing...

Microsoft Excel CPE Courses

For those working in public accounting and private industry, there are a myriad of areas that one has to be knowledgeable about to perform his or her job at the highest level.  Fortunately there are so many types of continuing professional education (CPE) courses...

Why Ethics CPE is Important

Ethics can be defined as a framework of values established by a society or particular group.  Ethics serve as a standard that a ruling body can use to compare against to determine if a person is acting properly or not.  Exhibiting strong ethics sets the accounting...