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Online Continuing Education Credits for CPAs


									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 ( 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 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
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