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Please note that this is a "text-based", not a "video-based" course. The materials are downloaded by the user, read and absorbed, and then the user takes the review and final assessment online at Illumeo as usual, where, once passed, all CPE is tracked and kept for long-term reference.

This 4 hour course is designed to meet the 4 hour Ethics CPE requirement for Texas CPAs.  It focuses on case studies applying the spirit and intent of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Rules of Professional Conduct and emphasizes ethical judgment and the ethical standards of the profession. 

Review Questions and Final Exam are completed under section "Review and Test".

Learning Objectives

  • Define ethics from an overall and professional perspective
  • Describe the ethical standards contained in the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Rules of Professional Conduct
Last updated/reviewed: November 23, 2019

26 Reviews (97 ratings)Reviews

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Member's Profile
1) The Review Questions were ambiguous and didn't follow proper sentence structure. Hence, they were not really helpful in preparing for the Final Exam. 2) One question in the Final Exam was graded Incorrectly. The question asked "A CPA receives a commission for the sale of software to a client. Is the commission permissible?". The correct answer should have been (which I also chose) "It is permissible if the CPA does not require independence under TSBPA rule 501.70 and the commission is disclosed to the client in writing at the time of the sale". However, my answer was graded as incorrect and the suggested a correct response as "A commission is always permissible", which is NOT true as per TSBPA rules.
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Anonymous Author
I very much enjoyed this course. The instructor and the course materials were very informative as well as gave real life examples on how what I learned shows in my day to day life. I enjoyed the course and thought it did a good job of helping me learn about professional ethics for Texas CPA's.
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Anonymous Author
This is an excellent course about ethics, that also walks the participant through real-life examples of situations that Accounting professionals have found themselves in. Theory is combined with pertinent experience in the cases that are presented.
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Anonymous Author
interesting and good review. good organization and easy to follow.more real world examples would be good; they really make you think, especially examples like the IRS error.
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Member's Profile
This is a great ethics class aimed at actually teaching ethics. No trickery or mind-binding questions to unnecessarily make this important requirement hard to understand.
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Anonymous Author
Great case examples and I liked how the important points were summarized at the end of each section. It helped boil down the info into pieces that were easier to remember.
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Anonymous Author
Course had good case studies that exemplified the principles at hand. Document was well written and easily digested with essential terms being defined for reader.
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Member's Profile
This is a good course for CPA's that are licensed to practice in Texas. The materials have all the necessary information to comply with the ethics requirements.
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Anonymous Author
Good overview of the Ethics Course. Some of the questions seem tricky, but understanding the questions and the words that can trip you up are important.
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Anonymous Author
pleased with the extent of the course and the completeness of the examples. the case studies all made sense and were easily followed.
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Anonymous Author
This course covered all of the main ethics objectives in a succinct but thorough manner. I would refer this course to others.
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Anonymous Author
I enjoyed the format of the class. Would have liked to see more references to the actual rules of professional conduct
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Member's Profile
Audio makes it more easier. Text while good for a busy professionals having audio will be easier to follow
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Anonymous Author
The course was excellent. The material was easy to follow. The cases were good examples for each section.
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Member's Profile
This course was thorough and helpful, providing the appropriate level of detail and information.
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Member's Profile
Good overview of ethical standards, but it does require you to review section 501 on your own
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Anonymous Author
This ethics course was very informative and provided meaningful and real life examples.
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Member's Profile
good course. materials were clear and easily searchable. exam questions were relevant.
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Anonymous Author
The questions were straight forward, not a lot of it could be this one or that one.
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Member's Profile
Some of the review questions have answers that appear to both be correct.
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Anonymous Author
Very informative course, efficient to complete, useful material.
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Member's Profile
Course was quite helpful and very organized with great info!
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Member's Profile
material doesn't translate very well to the test questions.
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Anonymous Author
Course materials were organized well and easy to follow.
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Anonymous Author
Case studies were very helpful with learning the topics.
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Member's Profile
This course was thorough, yet simple to understand.

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
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Course Syllabus
Course Materials
  PDFEthics and Professional Conduct for Texas CPAs
REVIEW and TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM