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Professional Ethics: The AICPA's Comprehensive Course

Author/Moderator: Catherine R. Allen, CPA
Publisher: AICPA
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This revised course teaches you and your staff the AICPA, SEC and GAO independence rules in an inventive and creative way. You will learn the most up-to-date AICPA, SEC and GAO rules, including those adopted under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

This course also explains the revised AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and conceptual framework, which all members of the AICPA must follow. It covers the basic tenets of ethical and professional conduct, covering the principles of ethics, and it explains why the code is necessary and how it is organized.

Learning Objectives:
When you complete this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand revised AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Explain importance and organization of AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Explain SEC and GAO rules
Topics Discussed:
  • Conceptual Framework
  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • Independence
  • Ethics

Who Will Benefit?
Individuals getting their CPA license and those who want a refresher course on the AICPA code

Note: This course consists of information from the Independence course and the Selected Topics in Professional Ethics course. Those who have taken Independence cannot claim credit for both Independence and Professional Ethics: The AICPA's Comprehensive Course. Those who have taken Independence and want to learn about other ethics topics should take Selected Topics in Professional Ethics.

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT YOUR CPE CREDIT

All states accept the AICPA Professional Ethics (PECOMP) course  (both On-Demand and Text) to count towards CPE credit hours needed to maintain an existing CPA license.

Many states do not accept the AICPA course to meet the Ethics requirement for earning a CPA license. Please contact your state board to determine which Ethics course is required to earn your license.

If you are taking this course On-Demand to earn your CPA license:
  • You must select the course 155901.
  • You must pass this course with a score of 90% or higher to qualify.
If you have already earned your CPA license and want to take this course On-Demand for CPE credit toward maintaining your license:
  • You must select the course 155701.
  • You must pass this course with a score of 70% or higher to qualify.
NASBA Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics
Level: Basic
Recommended CPE Credit: Text, 8.5; On-Demand, 9
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