In most cases, CPE – or continuing professional education, is necessary to maintain good standing in your accounting profession. Whether you’re a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Enrolled Agent (EA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or a member of one of the many finance professionals out there, you will most likely need to take some form of a CPE to remain active in your field.

The amount of CPE require depends on which accounting credential based career paths you’ve chosen, so it’s incredibly important to stay updated on any changes in CPE deadlines and mandates in your respective career and state. As it pertains to CPAs, Certified Public Accountants must fulfill credit hours, but the exact amount of CPE required and due date deadlines depend on where the CPA is located.

You might be the kind of CPA who is simply looking to fulfill their educational requirements. Maybe you’re the kind of CPA who wants to go beyond education requirements and feel a sense of professional development while fulfilling your CPE. Whichever kind of accounting professional you are – chose a CPE provider that fulfills your continuing education requirements, satisfies the requirements of your state board, and allows you to remain in good standing and hold on to your CPA credential.

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