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When continuing your education as an accountant or finance professional, you generally have two options: live courses (usually webinars) or self-study. Deciding which type of course to choose depends on several factors: your preferences, timeline and personal schedule, and each choice has its list of pros and cons. For example, self-study is highly flexible and […]
If you’re a CPA or hold another accounting credential, you must complete a number of continuing professional education (CPE) credits to keep your certification. The exact number varies by state, but generally, a CPA must complete 120 hours of CPE every three years or 80 hours every other year. Accounting and finance professionals are busy, […]
Your CPA license attests to many hours of study and years of experience devoted to honing your accounting skills. However, the CPA is only the beginning. To maintain that hard-won license, you must pursue and document continuing professional education, or CPE, under the requirements of AICPA and State Boards of Accountancy. The process is both […]
In any profession, ethics comes down to doing the right thing, but accountants live by a higher ethical standard – one they choose to accept when they earn CPA status. Yet the ethics guidelines described in the American Institute of CPA’s 204-page Code of Professional Conduct boil down to three pages. The code isn’t rigid […]
The day before a deadline is not a good time to inform a CPA that they need more CPE hours to maintain certification. Yet many firms find themselves in these nail-biters. Even firms that think they have a system in place can stumble. These three simple tips keep your firm on track while yielding surprising […]
Choosing the right continuing professional education (CPE) courses can be overwhelming. With so many options, how do you pick the right one? Between determining your CPE goals, finding the ideal course duration, managing cost and ensuring quality, the search can be daunting. We recommend simplifying your search by finding CPE courses that match your unique […]
Surgent offers both webinar and self-study continuing professional education courses. At the end of the day, choosing webinars or self-study comes down to personal preference. Here are a few key differences between the two to help you decide which might work better for your studying preference.