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Continuing Education: Technical Fields of Study

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) jointly issue the standards that define the framework of the Continuing Professional Education programs used by CPAs to maintain their...

The Addition of Adaptive Learning Self-Study Programs

In December 2019, the AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) announced several changes to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs and the NASBA Fields of Study document.  These changes...

Tracking CPE: Are Compliance Monitors that Important?

Tracking your CPE credits can be frustrating when you’re earning credits from different organizations, websites, and webinars. And when it comes to tracking CPE for your firm or organization, it’s an even bigger nightmare. Employees earning credits and forgetting to...

CPE in the Time of Corona

We’re in the middle of an unprecedented event: a global pandemic the likes of which the world hasn’t seen in more than a century. The world that we knew has shifted. Cities are in lockdown, companies have shut down, and an entire workforce is stranded at home,...

What is CPE Cheating and Should I Even Ask That Out Loud?

Okay, CPE cheating is a thing. I recently had a few CPA friends of mine tell me they only buy downloadable text-based CPE courses. They do this so they can go straight to the test, and if they miss any questions they can do a text search in the course pdf file, find...

The Best Way to Earn CPE

Every CPA needs to find Continuing Professional Education (CPE), and increasingly it needs to be found every year. Across the 50 US states there are 50 different sets of rules for CPE, knowing what you need and having a great source for CPE are both critical to...

What is CPE and Why Does Anyone Care?

If you’re a CPA or virtually any other kind of certified professional, this question will vex you for the duration of your career. Not so much the “what is CPE” part. That’s simple. CPE or “Continuing Professional Education”, a.k.a. CE or RCH or RCU (or other things...

Tracking CPE: I Left My Last Company, Now Where’s My CPE?

Job movement is a simple fact of life these days. Whether forced by the employer or the employee, jobs change far more frequently today than they did even one decade ago. This means that when it comes to something as critical as tracking your continuing education...