CPE - Continuing Professional Education from Surgent
Surgent is a leader in CPE (continuing professional education) for CPAs and other financial professionals with our unlimited packages, webinars, self-study and more! We provide thousands of CPE packages, self-study courses, live webinars and live seminars. For professionals looking to earn CPE credits, offer our super popular unlimited CPE packages. For over 35 years, we have partnered with nearly all state societies of CPAs and many of the nation's top accounting firms. Surgent is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of CPE on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors and as a QAS Self-Study provider.
CPE for CPAs
In the accounting world, continuing education - more commonly referred to as CPE - is required for CPAs to maintain their professional competence and provide quality professional services to clients. CPAs are responsible for complying with all applicable CPE requirements, rules, and regulations of state boards of accountancy, as well as those of professional organizations and other membership associations. There's a lot to consider when looking for CPE. That's why we've put together this page that breaks down what continuing professional education means to us at Surgent, what kind of materials we offer, and some helpful resources to guide you.
First and foremost - the core of our mission at Surgent is to educate. For more than three decades, we've grown our faculty to over 500 CPE discussion leaders, with over 10,000 years of collective experience between them. Our commitment to providing the most up-to-date material as quickly as possible is unwavering -- whether it be regarding expected legislation changes or quick-moving and wide-reaching legislation updates like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, SECURE ACT 2.0, and more. Our content team keeps a watchful eye out for all the critical updates that come down the pipeline. With over 2,600 live CPE courses happening per year, we can confidently say we have the broadest and most up-to-date CPE catalog available.
Finally, we offer a variety of options for you to earn your CPE credits. Do you prefer watching a combination of live webinars and on-demand webcasts? We've got you covered. Are you more accustomed to reading at your own pace, on your own schedule? From purchasing a single course to opting into a 16-credit hour package -- we provide a number of package options to accommodate every kind of learner.
How to Get the Most out of CPE Credits
While CPE credit requirements and deadlines vary from state to state, continuing professional education is essential for CPAs and other credentialed accounting professionals to both maintain their practicing status and continue their professional development. We here at Surgent CPE believe that completing continuing education requirements shouldn't just be a means of fulfilling your compliance requirements.
Our CPE courses, lead by industry experts, make earning your CPE requirements an educational experience. Surgent CPE programs are designed to be thought-provoking and serve as an impetus to facilitate discussion in both the Q&A portions of our live webinars and on our social media platforms. Our content development team works around the clock to produce the most relevant and up-to-date webinars that CPAs and accounting professionals alike can watch to improve their professional competence, learn about the most relevant information technology, and improve communication within their professional organization or membership association. Fulfilling your CPE credit hours doesn't have to feel like you're counting down the minutes until you've completed all your education credits -- in fact, our primary goal is to provide the most top-of-the-line materials that enrich you personally and professionally.
Surgent’s CPE diverse range of packages offer you the ultimate in value and convenience. Choose a CPE package that includes all of Surgent's live CPE webinars, all downloadable self-study courses – or get the best of both worlds with the Unlimited Plus Package, which includes all webinars, downloadable self-study courses, and all on-demand webcasts.
Trends in CPE
When the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – or NASBA – passes down the year’s newest regulations for certified public accountants to comply with, CPE providers are responsible for tailoring and updating their CPE courses and self-study offerings to suit the needs of the CPA who wishes to maintain their good standing and fulfill all necessary education requirements. CPE providers have the responsibility to perform continuous maintenance and updates on their materials and information technology to ensure those aiming to fulfill their CPE requirements have access to all the most up-to-date information they need to succeed.
As we continue to improve our continuing professional education offerings, we plan on incorporating the newest trends in how professionals hope to consume their CPE offerings.
With accounting professionals searching for shorter-form courses to earn their CPE credit hours in smaller chunks, rather than in 8-hour intervals, the future of CPE will see a rise in the importance of nano-learning. Furthermore, CPE providers will be challenged with adapting their course materials into more engaging, interactive, and bite-sized credit hours to accommodate the busy schedule of an accounting professional. Don't miss our latest offering, Surgent Interactive! Enjoy game-based CPE in an fun, quick and immersive format.
CFOs, CPAs, Enrolled Agents, and all kinds of professionals in the accounting world are also consistently learning about new ways information technology is affecting the industry. A heightened sense of business intelligence will soon become more desirable and CPE course providers will begin to offer more and more technology and data analytics-related courses to keep up with the demand.
Surgent CPE works hard to stay ahead of the curve and evolve our course offerings to suit the ever-changing needs of the modern finance professional.
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