In most states, Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are required to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits to maintain active licenses. The fundamental purpose of continuing professional education is to maintain and/or increase professional competence. The National Association of State Boards Accountancy Cpa Continuing Education serves as a forum for the 54 lace wt="on">t="on">U.S.lace> boards of accountancy. NASBA maintains a National Registry of CPE Sponsors, a program that recognizes sponsors that are approved to offer CPE in accordance with nationally recognized standards. It is universally known among state boards, CPAs and firms that NASBA approved CPE program sponsors provide a higher standard of continuing professional education to the CPA profession.
SkillSoft is registered with NASBA as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. SkillSoft's Sponsor ID number is 106191. Note that Skillsoft is not a NASBA QAS sponsor, so the courses sold on this site are not currently eligible for CPE credits for CPAs who are licensed in tate wt="on">Floridatate>, tate wt="on">Tennesseetate>, tate wt="on">Minnesotatate>, tate wt="on">Oregontate>, or tate wt="on">lace wt="on">South Carolinalace>tate>. See the bottom section for more detail.
As of January 1, 2004, a more stringent set of requirements went into effect for NASBA’s continuing education sponsors. These are meant to ensure the high quality of continuing education received by CPAs. In order for continuing education to be approved by NASBA for CPE credit, it must adhere to a set of specific criteria:
• Courses must meet specific guidelines regarding development, presentation, measurement and reporting to qualify for NASBA approval.
• Once these technical guidelines are met, sponsors must pilot each course with at least three CPAs who are independent of the program development group, before the course can be approved for CPE credit
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