Accounting CPE Courses
All certified public
accountants (CPAs) practicing in the United States must first pass an
entry-level CPA exam that tests their accounting knowledge and skills. After
successful completion of this CPA exam, accountants must meet state
requirements for licensure. These CPA requirements include education, experience, and ethics.
After obtaining their licenses,
accountants must receive continuing professional education and develop
new skills. To prove this, accountants must obtain mandatory accounting
continuing professional education (CPE) credits in order to maintain their
membership in the AICPA and keep up their licenses in
their home states.
states such as Texas require accountants to complete 120 hours of accounting CPE credit
within a 3-year period. A minimum of 20 accounting CPEs must be earned each year.
Each state has minimum
requirements. To view the CPA CPE requirements for continuing professional education
in your state, please visit www.learningmarket.org.
The ERI Distance Learning
Center offers online accounting courses that focus on the field of compensation
administration. The material covered in these CPE courses is crucial to the practice of
an accountant, as payroll
expenditures account for 2/3 of many organizations' budgets. Accountants who
have a firm grasp on the field of compensation can better serve their clients,
increasing their value to their current and future accounting employers. These online CPE courses can be an excellent resource for your
career development and accounting CPE continuing professional education.
Over 50 Distance Learning Center
online accounting courses provide self-study continuing professional education,
CPE Registry, credits.
Accountants who wish to view a
list of Distance Learning Center courses that provide CPE Registry credits in their states
should use our
CPE Registry Course Credit Map. All Distance Learning Center CPE courses are worth 1-4 hours of CPE credit.
NASBA began a separate accreditation
program in 1998 at the request of the Florida Board of Accountancy. Called
the Quality Assurance Service (QAS), it held self-study providers to a
higher standard through stricter requirements. However, Registry standards have been raised to the same level as QAS so there is, now, no difference in the requirements. The ERI Distance
Learning Center is registered with NASBA as a QAS sponsor of continuing professional education. Some courses also provide continuing professional education,
CPE QAS, credits. To view a list of Distance Learning Center courses that provide CPE QAS credit, use our
CPE QAS Course Credit Map.
In order to pass an online
accounting course final exam for CPA CPE credit, you must receive a score of at
least 70%. Due to accreditation regulations, the Distance Learning Center
is NOT allowed to communicate your final score to you. You will only receive
notification of "pass" or "fail."
For more information about
Distance Learning Center online accounting CPE courses and CPE credits administration, please