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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...

CPE Requirement Changes Due to COVID-19

The continuing professional education (CPE) landscape has changed drastically since March 2020.  It is likely that CPAs who planned out their 2020 CPE schedule in fall of 2019 had to make a significant number of changes to their continuing education plans. ...

Why a CPE Plan is Important for Employees and Firms

Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are fortunate to have so many Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses at their disposal for meeting their licensing renewal requirements.  While it is important to meet the hour requirements needed, it is also...

2021 Best Accounting CPE Platform Comparison

The convenience of online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) platforms has never been more important than during 2020 when COVID-19 forced most people to stay at home.  The option to attend live, in-person CPE classes has virtually disappeared, making the...

Covid Specific CPE

COVID-19 has opened up many challenges for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) working with accounting clients.  One way CPAs can prepare for these challenges is to take continuing professional education (CPE) courses that cover some of the new risks and problems...