CPAs Mandated To Take Live Training
Continuing Professional Education courses are delivered in a variety of formats including seminars, conferences, resort events (even on cruises!), webcasts, and self-study. As in all things CPE related, each state Board of Accountancy sets the rules for what format they will accept from licensees.
- The Arizona Board of Accountancy now requires licenses to complete a minimum of 16 hours “in a classroom setting or through an interactive webinar.”
- New Jersey requires licensees to take a minimum of 60 credit hours of through “didactic instruction,” Meaning? By their definition: “in-person instruction including interactive telephone or electronic instruction.”
- South Carolina now allows: “not more than fifty (50%) percent (20 hours) of the required hours may be in self study programs.”
by Sue Anderson - Based on 30 years of experience in continuing education for accountants. Currently program director for online CPE provider, CPE Link. Formerly with the California CPA Education Foundation managing key operational areas including marketing, program development, and distance learning.