California CPE Requirements for CPAs

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All of our courses are accepted by the California Board of Accountancy for CPE credit.  The State of California does not pre-approve either CPE sponsors or individual courses. Our courses are written and administered following guidelines published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Board of Accountancy.  

Please note:   While all other courses are accepted, our 2 hour California Regulatory Review course that CPAs need every 6 years has NOT beed approved yet.   We will do so as soon as possible, but if you need that one course please be aware that we cannot provide for those needs at this time.

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Fun Facts

Statistically there are about 37,352
CPAs in California


With a requirement of 40 CPE Hours, that means that California CPAs spend around 1,494,078 hours on CPE to maintain their certification PER YEAR!


Boeing 737s take about 5,500 hours to build, so if CPAs built airplanes instead of doing CPE, California would produce an additional 272 Boeing 737s a year!  That's over a three years of production for ALL of Boeing's Plants Nationwide from California ALONE!


Cities in California with the most CPAs


Los Angeles ~ 3,793 CPAs (151,705 CPE Credits)
..San Diego ~ 1,307 CPAs (52,296 CPE Credits)

San Jose ~ 946 CPAs (37,838 CPE Credits)

..San Francisco ~ 805 CPAs (32,209 CPE Credits)

Fresno ~ 495 CPAs (19,787 CPE Credits)
Sacramento ~ 466 CPAs (18,660 CPE Credits)
Long Beach ~ 462 CPAs (18,490 CPE Credits)
Oakland ~ 391 CPAs (15,629 CPE Credits)
Bakersfield ~ 347 CPAs (13,899 CPE Credits)
Anaheim ~ 336 CPAs (13,451 CPE Credits)

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We are required to take our Ethics courses every year and although these are important to remind us of an essential part of our work that if damaged, could destroy our career and possibly our organization. But these courses tend to become repetitive and mundane. I particularly liked this course for its case studies. One is about a female executive at Enron and her role prior to the Enron demise. The author makes you really think about how ethical is really ethical. If you take the course I think you’ll understand what I mean. Maintaining complete ethical behavior towards your organization, your clients, and the public is very difficult sometimes and I think you have to totally step back to see your situation most clearly in order to do what’s right.
This is a nice course which helped me get my required CPE.
Poorly written, many questions were nonsensical and the material was very old. This product was noted as a 2018 version but the quiz tested us on knowledge from the mid nineties. Very, very poor course and I would not recommend it to anyone.

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