Continuing professional education (CPE) stands as a cornerstone in the career of every accountant, offering vital insights and knowledge essential for efficient job performance. For licensed Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), meeting a predetermined number of CPE credits per licensing period is a mandatory requirement set by the state's board of accountancy. Regardless of your professional accounting designation, whether a CPA or a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), actively pursuing CPE events, including conferences and courses, is crucial for sustaining professionalism, competence, and expertise.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, accountants are seeking virtual avenues to fulfill their CPE requirements, ensuring safety and comfort while working from home. This article explores the top three ways to accrue CPE credits virtually, providing insights into the evolving landscape of professional development in the accounting domain.
1. Virtual Accounting Conferences: A Deep Dive into Expertise
Panelist: Tara Blasor
For accountants seeking comprehensive updates on accounting and tax, virtual accounting conferences emerge as a prime choice. These conferences, whether online or in-person, offer an immersive experience, providing in-depth knowledge and networking opportunities. Larger CPE events, like accounting conferences, often yield more CPE credits compared to individual courses or webinars.
Vishal is at the forefront of this shift, hosting its inaugural virtual accounting and auditing conference on June 3, 2021. This event promises participants 9 CPE credits in a single day, covering critical Accounting and Auditing (A&A) topics such as accounting ethics and gender in the workplace. The conference extends beyond traditional learning by incorporating a virtual lounge for networking, where accountants can connect with peers and meet expert instructors, including Jennifer Louis, CPA, Mike Brown, CPA, John Stevko, CPA, Timothy F. Gearty, CPA, MBA, JD, and Marsha Bonner, CPA.
2. Online CPE Courses: Flexibility in Learning
Panelist: Dr. Susan Henderson
Individual CPE courses, available online, offer flexibility and a wider scope of knowledge on various accounting subjects. These courses, ranging from two to four CPE credits, are particularly suitable for professionals seeking a more targeted and time-efficient approach to learning. On-demand courses provide the advantage of accessibility, allowing accountants to delve into diverse accounting topics without committing to a full-day event.
Vishal's extensive catalog of CPE courses caters to the dynamic needs of today's accounting professionals. With over 600 on-demand topics covering accounting, finance, tax, data analytics, and more, Vishal's courses provide a comprehensive understanding of the latest developments. Additionally, the option to choose from CPE on-demand bundles streamlines the learning process, offering specialized packages tailored to individual accounting specialties.
3. CPE Webcasts: Real-Time Engagement
Panelist: Tara Blasor
CPE webcasts offer a real-time, scheduled learning experience, making them a valuable option for accountants seeking virtual CPE solutions. These webcasts typically follow a structured schedule, allowing participants to earn partial credit even if they are unable to attend the entire session. Vishal's webcasts are designed to cover a variety of CPE accounting topics, offering an immersive learning environment with expert instructors and live chat support for immediate clarification of queries.
In a landscape marked by uncertainty, virtual CPE options provide a secure means for accountants to stay abreast of the profession's developments while meeting their credit requirements. V stands as a reliable partner on this journey, offering support and resources to facilitate seamless CPE attainment.
Conclusion: Vishal's Commitment to Your CPE Journey
Panelist: Dr. Tracey Riley
As the accounting profession adapts to evolving circumstances, the willingness to embrace virtual platforms for professional development becomes paramount. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, the commitment to learning and rising to the occasion has not only fortified the instructor community but has also proven instrumental in supporting students.
Vishal remains dedicated to providing accountants with the necessary tools and knowledge to thrive in their careers. By exploring the diverse CPE offerings, including virtual conferences, online courses, and webcasts, accountants can stay ahead of the curve while ensuring compliance with licensing requirements. The journey to continuous professional education is a shared endeavor, and Vishal is here to guide accountants every step of the way.
In the ever-evolving landscape of accounting, staying informed, adaptable, and connected is paramount. The Vishal Educator blog continues to serve as a valuable resource for the latest updates and insights on accounting and CPA information. As the profession navigates through unprecedented times, Vishal stands as a beacon, empowering accountants to embrace the future of virtual CPE with confidence. Get started on your CPE journey with Vishal today.