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This California Regulatory Review course provides 3 credits of continuing professional education (CPE), sufficient to meet the California state continuing professional education requirement. This course discusses:

  • California Accountancy Act
  • Standards of Professional Conduct
  • Results of Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Prohibitions and Offenses
  • California Board of Accountancy Regulations

Note from California review board: 

The California Board of Accountancy (CBA) has reviewed the course materials, including the requested supplemental information, for California Regulatory Review, and after careful review, the CBA is pleased to inform you that your course has been approved. The course approval number for California Regulatory Review is as follows: Self-Study Course - RRS-025-0418. The term of approval will extend from April 2, 2018, through April 30, 2020.
 

Learning Objectives

  • Explore key sections of the California Accountancy Act
  • Identify standards of professional conduct
  • Discover results of disciplinary proceedings resulting from misconduct

 

 

 

Last updated/reviewed: November 10, 2019

57 Reviews (153 ratings)Reviews

5
Anonymous Author
Course contained very useful information and also well organized. Feel like I have more knowledge of the requirements to be a CPA in California and understanding of the actions which may lead to Board revoking or canceling my license.
5
Anonymous Author
Some of the questions are improperly written and need to be reviewed. Specifically, the insinuation that any accounting event happens when transactions are invoiced (there is not accounting transaction upon sending or receiving an invoice; the event is only when services are rendered). A few other nits as well. Overall point - clean up the questions so that they pass muster for a public company accounting environment and not a small, private company Quick Books environment. Best for students to learn the right way rather than convenient short-cuts that they won't encounter in a real world SOX environment.
2
Anonymous Author
In my opinion, this course should be based on the written materials only, as the video presentation did not provide any value to getting through the course. The supporting documentation was thorough, however, a lot of repetition was included throughout the course. The amount of time designated to complete the course far exceeded the time it took to get through the material. If a minimum word count is imposed as a requirement to complete the course, it appears to be fair that also an automatic "word count" tool be also displayed.
5
Member's Profile
I liked how all the course materials were provided so we could follow along, While the instructor was mainly reading the slides, his tone and manner in which he spoke kept me interested and engaged. There were several points at which I could review my knowledge of the material. Any CPA Licensee looking to renew their license and fulfill the Board-Approved Regulatory Review requirement will benefit from this course. I'm hoping that Illumeo will add more courses taught by this instructor in the future!
1
Anonymous Author
Presenter was extremely dry. I understand this course is required and must be approved by the CBA, but there was no transitions, no exposition, just direct, dry reading from the Regulations that jumped around with no explanation why it was going to that topic next or trying to tie the topics together. One of the worst courses I've ever taken.
1
Anonymous Author
This course was just okay in my opinion. The slides were incredibly dense and hard to digest, and the presentation felt simply like a regurgitation if the words already printed on the slides. Course got the job done in terms of meeting my regulatory review CPE requirements, but I wouldn't recommend it for any other reason
5
Anonymous Author
I'm not sure why i have to fill this form out with a minimum of 50 characters. My preference is no just put NA and move on with my next CPE. This requirement is ridiculous and i would like to request a removal of this requirement moving forward. Feel free to escalate as needed.
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Member's Profile
There weren't any real-life examples, just reading from a textbook, which I could have done myself. The instructor's voice was also very monotone and dry. Review questions were simple enough and it helped that questions were asked after each topic.
3
Member's Profile
Its a very dry topic, so I cannot blame the presenter. It was good that all of the slides were available. It would be improved if you did not have to watch the video of somebody reading the slides, since I can read for myself.
1
Member's Profile
This class needs dramatic improvement. The class is simply a reading of the course materials in a monotone voice. There is no captivating element in it. It is challenging to learn from a class presented in this manner.
2
Anonymous Author
This course was not interesting or engaging, but given the material, I don't know if it can be. I suppose it's a little less dry than just reading the regulations, but then again, that's pretty much what this course was.
5
Anonymous Author
Informative course that can be used and referenced in the future. Presentation was very dry, would be helpful to have more energy in the presentation, it felt like listening to someone reading a book.
3
Anonymous Author
I am a little surprised at how poorly this course is taught. It is a whole lot of information jammed into excessively long discussions and readings. There should be a lot more examples.
3
Member's Profile
Course is acceptable. Videos can be watched in the background to qualify for credit. Quiz is 10 questions, and the information is difficult to search for to identify correct answers.
2
Anonymous Author
The slides and videos was just basically reading the regulations to us. It would have been just as effective to have this training be "read the regulations, then take the exam".
5
Anonymous Author
California Regulatory Review is a great course. It provides thorough regulatory information for California CPAs. It is easy to follow and I learned a lot from this course.
5
Member's Profile
The on-demand webcast is very convenient and allowed me to take the course at my own pace. And the format of the course materials made taking the final exam super easy.
1
Member's Profile
This course is required, so there is no way to avoid it. It is horrible: just reading of the regulations. Would have taken much less time just to have a reading material.
4
Anonymous Author
The information was very thorough and provided all the right context. However, it was hard to listen to when the presenter is reading off each slide, line by line.
5
Anonymous Author
this is a very detailed course on regulatory review. It's a very good reminder of all codes and regulations that a CPA must follow in their daily practice.
5
Member's Profile
This was a great course. The review questions along the way were extremely helpful and the supporting materials really helped solidify the concepts.
4
Anonymous Author
There was a lot of background noise during the presentation. Further, the course content was very dry and hard to stay focused during the course.
5
Member's Profile
well done. teacher had a easy tone to listen to absorb information. I really liked the supplemental information provided. Great to have on hand.
2
Anonymous Author
videos are a waste of time. It's basically an audiobook and give no extra thoughts. this course couldve been summarized to a 1.5hrs of class.
2
Anonymous Author
Good required information but agree with the other comments that this is simply a reading of the slides and not particularly engaging.
1
Anonymous Author
Verbatim reading of Code and Regulations. No insight provided. Dull reading voice with sometimes odd timing and word emphasis.
3
Anonymous Author
The subject matter is quite dry, it would have been more interesting had there been more case studies or examples provided.
5
Anonymous Author
Great course, very much enjoyed learning from this instructor. Clear and concise and to the point. Would recommend for CPE.
2
Member's Profile
Material was sufficient, however I think the delivery was dry and difficult to stay engaged as presented read slides.
4
Anonymous Author
This course is required for CA and gives you 3 units. Need to watch all of the videos prior taking the final exam.
5
Anonymous Author
The material was well organized and easy to understand. This is a great way of getting the review course credits.
4
Member's Profile
The material was helpful, however, the instructor was reading from the slides for the entirety of the course.
3
Anonymous Author
Very dry, but get's the necessary information across. A fine way to complete the CA regulatory requirement.
3
Anonymous Author
This training needs improvement as it is just an instructor reading the articles. Too dry for my taste.
2
Member's Profile
easier to read the authoritative text but required to get active license renewed so not many options
5
Member's Profile
I learned a lot about regulatory requirements. I found the course easy to follow and appropriate.
5
Anonymous Author
The course was quick and simple. It allowed you to quickly understand the required information.
3
Anonymous Author
could have made the content more interesting - more case studies, not just reading the slides.
5
Anonymous Author
The information is very dry as the presenter pretty much read word for word on the slide deck.
4
Anonymous Author
Good course. Dry content, reading of slides, but to be expected for regulatory material.
5
Member's Profile
This was course was easy to follow and nice that I could complete it on my own time
2
Member's Profile
This was a frustrating exercise of listening to someone read regulations for 3 hours.
3
Member's Profile
It would be nice to have some discussion points rather than being read regulations.
4
Anonymous Author
easy to follow. Materially itself is dry but there is no getting around that.
4
Anonymous Author
The voice was not very clear at the beginning but got better toward the end.
2
Anonymous Author
I'm not sure how effective it was to have a video component to this video.
3
Anonymous Author
The pace of the audio portion was a lot slower than I listen and learn.
1
Anonymous Author
The course has no insight but just reading off the slides word for word.
4
Member's Profile
I like that the course is detailed and the slides are available in pdf
1
Anonymous Author
Instructor reads from the regulations. I could have done that myself.
3
Member's Profile
I liked the case study examples. Otherwise the material is very dry.
5
Member's Profile
I liked the final exam format of allowing you to slowly find 90%
5
Member's Profile
Lots of full information available to digest and relate to
4
Anonymous Author
The material is lengthy; but the videos were pretty good.
4
Anonymous Author
Addendum docs are good, easy to reference and re-review
5
Anonymous Author
Great course to fulfil the CA renewal requirements
4
Anonymous Author
pretty good course, a little dry for my taste

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  6:37Introduction to California Regulatory Review Course
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
  14:41Article 3
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
  15:49Article 3.5
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
  13:48Article 4
  18:08Article 4 Continued
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
  5:39Article 5.5
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
  10:15Article 6
  12:21Article 6 Continued
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
  7:38Article 6.5 & 7
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
  9:37CA Board of Accountancy Regulations
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
  11:38Article 6 Peer Review
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
  15:23Article 9
  13:51Article 9 Continued
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
  18:57Article 12
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
  8:53Articles 12.5 & 13
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: California Regulatory Review Course
  PDFCalifornia Regulatory Review Course Glossary/Index
  PDFCalifornia Accountancy Act
  PDFCalifornia Board Of Accountancy Regulations
  PDFCourse Transcript
REVIEW and TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM