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For more than 60 years, Becker has been the leader accountants trust to help them stay current with the latest industry content. Becker’s CPE courses feature a constantly growing catalog of trending CPA and CPE topics - written and taught by industry veterans - and flexible learning formats that fit your lifestyle and preferred way to learn. From CPAs to CMAs, unlicensed tax preparers to independent practitioners, CPAs continuing their education and more, we’re committed to providing the accounting community with the best online CPE courses to evolve their skills and better serve their clients and staff.
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Choose from our most popular webcasts offered daily at 9 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm CDT. Plus most weeknights and select weekends. We’re constantly updating our list of topics to include things like monthly, quarterly and annual tax and A&A updates, as well as standard and state-specific ethics credits.*
Continuing Professional Education - Frequently Asked Questions
Continuing professional education is used by accounting, finance, and tax professionals to maintain their license, competency and expertise. Accounting professionals earn a designated number of CPE credits when completing CPE content. You receive one CPE credit for every 50 minutes of coursework.
CPE, or Continuing Professional Education, is required for all CPAs in order to maintain a license to practice. CPE credits are also required to maintain the CMA, EA, CEP, CIA, CISA, and CFA credentials. All professionals are responsible for complying with all CPE requirements, rules, and regulations.
CPA continuing education is an important requirement because it ensures that public accountants remain up-to-date on best practices. You don't need to be a CPA for CPE to be an essential part of your professional career - CPE is also required for licensed CMAs and should be considered by unlicensed tax preparers and other accounting professionals.
In order to earn CPE credits, you must do your research on the companies that provide CPE training. Before starting CPE training, make sure those credits will count toward your required professional education. Some popular ways to earn CPE credits for CPAs include seminars, workshops, live webinars, webcasts, conferences, and on-demand courses.
Yes, it is possible to earn online CPE for CPAs and other professional accountants. Becker offers a variety of CPE online courses. Review our course catalog to find the course that best fits your needs.
The short answer is yes. When fulfilling your CPE requirements, you must remember to keep your certificates of completion. If you are a CPA, it is recommended to keep your CPE certificates for at least 5 years. State Boards can perform a routine audit at any time looking for proof of course completion. If you are a CPA and need to know how to submit your CPE certificates of completion to your state board, click here. If you are a CMA and need more information on how to submit your CPE certificates, click here.
This answer depends on the license or certification. Some states don’t have an expiration date on CPE credits, but the time frame is defined differently based on the state. Please check with your state board for the latest rules.
If you are a CPA, the excess hours up to a maximum of 60 CPE credit hours may be carried over into the next year. This is applied up to 20 hours per year and can vary by state. If you are a CMA, up to 10 CPE credit hours can be carried forward.
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*CPE Webcasts may not be available during major holidays. Scheduled dates and time are subject to change at the discretion of Becker.
**8-hour premium courses include Federal Tax Update (available late May) and Annual Accounting and Auditing Update (available August) available in both webcast and on demand formats.
***Partial credit for webcasts is earned based on the number of participation pop-ups that are clicked during the webcast. You have to click at least 3 participation pop-ups first to earn 1 CPE credit. Then, credits are awarded in .2 increments up to the total amount of CPE for the webcast.
††CPE subscriptions exclude AICPA webcasts, Artificial Intelligence for Financial Services, and Certificate Programs
Becker Professional Education is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org. Becker Professional Education Sponsor I.D. Numbers NASBA: 107294, New York: 002087, New Jersey: 20CE00226700, Texas: 009580, Ohio: CPE.186, Illinois: 158.002405, Pennsylvania: PX177823.
*Offer is non-transferrable and cannot be combined with another offer. Offer excludes AICPA webcasts, AICPA certificates and Artificial Intelligence for Financial Services. CPE subscriptions exclude AICPA webcasts, and Certificate Programs. Offer ends 3/21/2023.