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Online Continuing Education Credits for CPAs In almost all states, CPAs (Certified Public Accountants) are required to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits to maintain active licenses. The primary purpose of CPE accounting is to maintain and/or increase professional competence. The process of finding online continuing education credits for CPAs that satisfies the requirements of an individual state can be daunting-¦but there are solutions. The National Association of State Boards Accountancy (NASBA) serves as a forum for the 54 U.S. boards of accountancy. NASBA maintains a National Registry of CPE Sponsors, a program that recognizes sponsors that are approved to offer CPA continuing professional education in accordance with nationally recognized standards. It is universally known among state boards, CPAs and firms that NASBA approved continuing education credits for CPAs program sponsors provide a higher standard of continuing professional education to the CPA profession. NASBA's rules for sponsors As of January 1, 2004, a tougher requirement threshold went into effect for NASBA's CPE CPA sponsors in order to ensure the high quality of CPE accounting. In order for online continuing education credits for CPAs to be approved by NASBA for CPE credit, it must adhere to the following criteria: · Courses must meet specific guidelines regarding development, presentation, measurement and reporting to qualify for NASBA approval. · Once these technical guidelines are met, sponsors must pilot each course with at least three CPAs who are independent of the program development group, before the course can be approved for CPE credit. Web Learning Portal Support With online training combined with a robust Learning Management System, students can access NASBA-specific progress reports to monitor CPE progress and can print certificates on demand for completed courses to submit to their state accounting boards toward CPA renewals. Which states accept NASBA CPE training? All but five states accept NASBA approved CPE accounting. However, certain state boards of accountancy (specifically Florida, Tennessee, Minnesota, Oregon, or South Carolina) only accept online continuing education credits for CPAs if the training provider is a -œQAS sponsor-•. --------------------------------------- CPE Training Online (www.cpetrainingonline.com) sells online training approved by NASBA in the 18 NASBA CPA "Fields of Study", acceptable in all states except those listed in the article above. John Reiling provides hundreds of NASBA-approved CPA Online Continuing Education Credits for CPAs online training courses on the site CPEtrainingonline.com. John has earned multiple licenses and certifications - licensed Professional Engineer (PE), several IT certifications, and current Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB). He provides additional professional online training under PROtrainingonline.com Related Articles - Online, Continuing, Education, Credits, for, CPAs, Email this Article to a Friend! Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!Subscribe for free today!
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