If you're feeling the grind of accumulating 40 hours of CPE by the end of the year, you don't necessarily have to sit through a Yellow Book Auditing class because that's what's near your office. It's not too late to incorporate learning with some fun in the sun by 12/31.
For instance, Western CPE
has three conferences this month and next month:
• November 16-20: New Orleans, Louisiana
• November 30-December 4: Cancun, Mexico
• November 30-December 5: Las Vegas, Nevada
If none of these conferences suit your needs, you can easily locate other options by visiting state society Web site for the location to which you want to travel. So, no matter what state you live in, if you want to visit friends in Atlanta, visit the Georgia Society of CPAs
Web site to see what options they have in December, such as the Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference
on December 11.
For many, this is the era of the "staycation," so maybe travel isn't in the cards for you right now. CPE providers are becoming more inventive: for example, you can attend the aforementioned Wine Industry Conference via webcast. More and more CPE is being made available via the Web, so in a pinch, crank up the heat, put on some shorts and flip-flops and imagine yourself someplace sunny as you get your CPE hours in at your desk.