Ethics Principles and Conduct for CPAs (4 hrs)

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Ethics Principles and Conduct CPE Course for CPAs

Ethics Principles and Conduct CPE Course satisfies the 4-hr ethics requirement for licensees of states with no state specific CPE requirement. This basic course introduces and explains the ethical standards for the CPA, whether employed in public, governmental, or private accounting.  Applications of these are discussed in a professional context.  These Principles are based on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Code of Professional Conduct, which are the basic standards for all CPAs.

This course explains the issues, developments, and problems addressed by recent AICPA and SEC Ethic pronouncements and updates.

Topics of discussion include:

  • AICPA Code of Ethics
  • Professional responsibilities of the CPA
  • Competency
  • Independence
  • Public Interest
  • Commissions and Contingent Fees
  • Discreditable Acts
  • Common Violations/Complaints

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Course Information

Price: $39

Course No. EPC04
Format: Online pdf (105 pages). Printed book available.
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
Level: Overview
CPE Credit: 4 hrs.
Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics
Course expiration:  You have one year from date of purchase to complete the course.
Course Revision Date: October 2022


After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize various philosophical aspects of ethics and the Composition, Applicability, and Compliance aspects of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Code of Ethics.
  • Identify the Principles that provide the overall environment of the Code of Ethics.

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Marc Lasecki
Posted 2 years ago
It Is What It Is

It was an ethics based CPE course. It was a necessary evil.

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