This course explores some of the fundamental concepts related to ethics and their overall importance to CPAs in both public practice and in business. This course primarily focuses on an understanding and application of the Conceptual Framework Process outlined by the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. This course also provides examples of threats to a CPA’s compliance with the Code.

It is recommended to take Other Segments of Ethics courses by Kelen Camehl.
Ethics - Identifying & Managing Conflicts of Interest (Text Based Course)
Ethics - Identifying & Preventing Discreditable Acts (Text Based Course)
Ethics - Mastering the Conceptual Framework Process (Text Based Course)
Ethics – Protecting Confidential Client Information (Text Based Course)
Ethics - Handbook for CPAs (Text Based Course)

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the importance of ethics for CPAs.
  • Identify ethical standards CPAs should follow.
  • Recognize various types of threats both CPAs in public practice and business may face.
  • Identify and list the three steps in the Conceptual Framework Process prescribed by the AICPA.
Last updated/reviewed: March 18, 2024
Course Complexity: Foundational
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 .
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