How to get easy CPE credits before deadline

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Between work (especially busy season) and life, taking CPE courses is usually the last thing on your mind. And when you do think about it, it's a fleeting thought followed by, "I've got a few months, I'll get to it later." But now it's later! Your need to renew your license soon and you haven't met your state's CPE requirements yet. 

At Becker, we are firm believers that CPE should help you build your skills, inform you of the latest updates and regulations, and help you meet your career goals. We also understand that sometimes, you just need some easy CPE credits to meet your state requirements. To help you out, we're sharing some tips as well as some popular courses that offer valuable information fast!

Tips to complete easy CPE credits

Before we dive into some great courses to meet your requirements, we're sharing some tips on how to get your credits in by the deadline. 

Finish your specific requirements first

Most states require a specific number of credits in certain areas of study. For example, California CPA CPE requirements stipulate that licensees who provide audit or attestation services or who issue compiled financial statement reports must complete 24 hours of CPE within those areas during the two-year licensing period. Meanwhile, Massachusetts CPE requirements mandate four hours of ethics CPE within their two-year renewal period. 

Find your state's CPE requirements

Choose on-demand CPE courses

While live webcasts and in-person seminars offer the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the instructor, they may not have the convenient timing you need to hit the deadline. Instead, choose on-demand CPE courses. As you're trying to balance work, life, and CPE, on-demand courses are ready when you are so you can watch a video during your lunch hour, while you're waiting for your kids to finish soccer practice, or over coffee on Sunday morning. 

Becker offers over 700 on-demand CPE courses to help you knock out your credits when it suits your busy schedule! 

Choose shorter courses

Even though you get one credit per 50 minutes of course work and you get the same amount of credits when you take a four-hour course or four one-hour courses, it's harder to block out those longer time periods. Also, it can feel more daunting to complete a four-hour course, especially when you have to meet a deadline. To help you get over the hurdle of meeting your CPE requirements, consider taking shorter courses and boost your number of credits faster. 

Fast and easy CPE courses from Becker

We chose some of our most popular, one-hour CPE courses to help you start moving the needle. But while these are all easy to complete, we also want to stress that these are NASBA-approved courses taught by experienced instructors. They offer the valuable information you're looking for as well as the ease of completion. 

Ethics CPE 

Whether you're a CPA, Enrolled Agent, or have another credential, make sure you fulfill your ethics requirements with these courses: 

Other CPE courses

Here is a variety of short CPE courses that span a wide variety of topics:


Get a free CPE course from Becker

You can start right now with valuable, but also fast and easy CPE with a free CPE course from Becker! These on-demand courses are ready to watch and help you build valuable skills while meeting your state's requirements.



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