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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...

Determining the Number of CPE Credits Earned

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) jointly issue The Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs, which provides a framework for the...

Understanding a CPE Audit

A major part of maintaining an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is taking the required hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE), as determined by the state licensing boards.  In addition to taking the courses, it is imperative to maintain good...

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Virtual CPE

It has been nearly a year since the coronavirus changed the continuing professional education (CPE) landscape, shifting the courses from live and in-person format to a virtual format.  These changes have presented many challenges, but there have also been some...

Best Practices for Virtual Continuing Education

The coronavirus pandemic has made it a challenge for those needing continuing professional education (CPE) coursework to maintain their CPA licenses.  Hopefully employers are providing the environment necessary for employees to access the resources needed to maintain...

COVID-Related CPE Courses for Auditors

The impact of COVID-19 has created a need for additional continuing professional education courses for auditors who are auditing client financial statements.  Fortunately there have been continuing professional education courses developed to provide the training...

Can Virtual CPE Be Better than In-person CPE?

COVID-19 has certainly changed the world of continuing professional education (CPE) indefinitely.  There are no more conferences or in-person seminars; they have been replaced with virtual meetings conducted over Zoom and online learning courses offered through...