Please note that this is a "text-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
  • Discover and define ethics from an overall and professional perspective.
  • Explore and describe the ethical standards contained in the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Rules of Professional Conduct.
Last updated/reviewed: March 18, 2024
95 Reviews (363 ratings)

Reviews

5
Anonymous Author
An ethics course usually takes time to read and grasp/confirm information, which for me I read the course materials in detail. The cases, important points, and review questions were relevant and helpful. Of course the exam only asks 20 questions, compared to the quantity of material to review, which is a challenge for time. Not sure how materials can present information with a direct emphasis on knowledge needed for exam.

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Was pleasantly surprised with the text course. Generally five stars except in the questions. Only suggestion is the questions are more straight forward. The course describes specific rules in specific circumstances. The questions don't always take into account all the pieces which leave the student in this case unsure of the correct answer, especially in the review questions.

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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
The course was quick and easy. The written material is very helpful and useful. I was required to take this for an ethics course at my university and I found it to be very useful. I know people at my accounting firm also use this for CPE credits and are very happy with it.

5
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.

5
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Materials are a great reminder of our ethical and professional responsibilities as Texas CPAs. Course material is easy to navigate and contains relevant examples which help solidify our professional requirements.

5
Anonymous Author
Course was efficient and easy to navigate. The course was a valuable refresher for CPAs that have taken many course like it over the years, and provided a succinct option to meet the Texas Ethics requirements

5
Anonymous Author
This course was very in depth and provided me with knowledge related to the more legislative/technical aspects of ethics rather than just the fluffy conceptual content. Very helpful and informative.

5
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Straightforward questions that you can find the answers directly from the course materials. Very similar to the Ethics course for CA, which helps because I took both CA and TX Ethics courses

5
Anonymous Author
I enjoyed the layout of the course. I liked the bullet points and how easy it was to find the information. I enjoyed the real life examples and the definitions of different terms

5
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An excellent summary of the ethics course. Although some of the questions appear challenging, it's critical to comprehend them as well as any terminology that can throw you off.

5
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.

5
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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
This was a great course and always good to cover the ethics every few years. Nothing surprised me in the course but it was informative and easy to read and stay focused.

5
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good course covering the basics needed for Texas licensing, and not intentionally obtuse like some ethics courses can be with regards to content matching the questions.

5
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I loved being able to read, rather than listen to, the course. Tons of case studies were included, and I always enjoy looking into them. Highly recommend this course!

5
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.

5
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I don't like this course in general. It's dumb that we have keep taking it. What can I say? At least this wasn't that painful. Have I reached 50 characters, yet?

5
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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.

5
Anonymous Author
The real examples of ethical dilemmas and ethical failures were helpful to understanding the course content. Content was well-written and easy to understand.

5
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.

4
Anonymous Author
This was much more engaging than other Ethics courses I've taken over the years. I liked the enphasis on case studies and changes in the Ethics rules.

5
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This was easy to understand the terms and meanings of CPA. Also, sharing the cases and case studies gave me an understanding of real-world scenarios.

4
Member's Profile
Good Course, well received. The study material coincided with the test and the test was hard enough so that you actually had to know the material.

4
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The cases helped me have a better understanding of how ethics is applied in real situations. This is a great course for students in college.

5
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Really enjoyed the examples provided. The text was well-written and relevant. One of the more engaging online ethics courses I've done.

5
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.

5
Anonymous Author
Good refresher course. Required every two years by the State of Texas. Just checking the box, so I don't get fined - Marshawn Lynch

5
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Would have been nice to have more than just a PDF file, something more interactive. The information and material itself was good.

5
Anonymous Author
This course covered all of the main ethics objectives in a succinct but thorough manner. I would refer this course to others.

5
Anonymous Author
Very helpful material and exams. The foundation and framework used to assess moral vs ethical was very helpful. Thank you.

4
Anonymous Author
The materials format is absolutely horrible. If it were more interactive or something like that it would be more enjoyable.

5
Anonymous Author
I enjoyed the learn at your own pace structure of the course. I also enjoyed the ability to learn through case studies.

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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

5
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The notes were clear and easy to understand. Very thorough. Don't have a choice on whether to take this one, though.

5
Anonymous Author
The format of training is easy to follow and retain. The quiz helps with learning and follows TSBPA ethical policies.

5
Anonymous Author
This course was a great refresher and also met the annual requirements. Thank you for the useful course material.

5
Anonymous Author
Good refresher, good questions and content. A good course for Texas CPAs looking to meet Ethics requirements.

4
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Audio makes it more easier. Text while good for a busy professionals having audio will be easier to follow

5
Anonymous Author
The course was excellent. The material was easy to follow. The cases were good examples for each section.

5
Anonymous Author
Great course! Usable information that directly correlates with real, common scenarios in the work place.

5
Anonymous Author
Great material, but having to read the document rather than click through course wasn't great for me.

5
Anonymous Author
I liked the easy and understandable language used. The study cases made this course very interesting.

4
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tI liked the examples and case studies. They assisted in understanding the concepts and requirements.

4
Anonymous Author
Information was presented in an easy to follow layout with sufficient examples and explanations.

5
Anonymous Author
Very informational course! Particularly appreciated the call-outs of Texas-specific requirements.

5
Anonymous Author
The course is beneficial and helpful in understanding the compliance needed to pass the CPA exam.

4
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This course was thorough and helpful, providing the appropriate level of detail and information.

5
Member's Profile
Great addition to illumeo. Really helps keep up with the Ethics requirement in a timely manner.

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Anonymous Author
I would like for this course to be taught by an individual, not just have us do all the reading.

5
Member's Profile
Good overview of ethical standards, but it does require you to review section 501 on your own

5
Anonymous Author
Good information that was logically organized with good case studies to emphasize the material.

4
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Liked the text based course format. Amazing to still learn facts I didn't know about Andersen.

5
Anonymous Author
I learned a few new updates and the test was not purely repetitive from the course materials.

5
Anonymous Author
This ethics course was very informative and provided meaningful and real life examples.

5
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I enjoyed reviewing all of the ethical dilemmas. The course was great and well-written.

5
Anonymous Author
Awesome! Very Great and Informative! Very Thorough and Helped Me Understand The Content!

5
Member's Profile
good course. materials were clear and easily searchable. exam questions were relevant.

4
Anonymous Author
The questions were straight forward, not a lot of it could be this one or that one.

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Anonymous Author
Material was easy to follow and exam was succinct enough to assess knowledge base.

5
Anonymous Author
Nice mix of actual stories and what individuals did wrong and changes in the rules.

4
Anonymous Author
good courses and like to have no video. why i have to submit this to get credit?

4
Anonymous Author
Ethics and Professional Conduct for Texas CPAs (Text Based Course) - great course

4
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Good course, well organized. The material was applicable to my work environment.

5
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This was the best ethics course I have taken. I really liked the case studies.

5
Member's Profile
The materials are easy to digest / follow. The reading is not too dense either.

5
Member's Profile
Good materials. Well written and logical. Supported the final exam questions.

5
Anonymous Author
Solid course, informative and refreshing but straightforward and simplified.

5
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I liked that I get to learn what do or not to do in a professional business

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Anonymous Author
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4
Anonymous Author
Actually enjoyed the refresher. Nicely done. Easy to read and understand.

4
Member's Profile
Some of the review questions have answers that appear to both be correct.

4
Anonymous Author
Provides the required information to pass the Texas CPE requirements.

4
Anonymous Author
Course provided a good and thorough review of the CPA ethics rules.

5
Member's Profile
The materials were well written and presented the subjects clearly.

5
Anonymous Author
A thorough course on Texas ethics and requirements for Texas CPAs.

5
Member's Profile
The case studies were interesting and appropriate for the course.

5
Anonymous Author
Very informative course, efficient to complete, useful material.

4
Member's Profile
Good overall ethics training to meet the ethics requirement

5
Anonymous Author
Informative and helpful material. Did very well on the exam.

5
Member's Profile
Course was quite helpful and very organized with great info!

5
Member's Profile
The material was well written with interesting case studies.

4
Member's Profile
Fair update - good definitions and interpetion of Texas code

3
Member's Profile
material doesn't translate very well to the test questions.

5
Anonymous Author
Course materials were organized well and easy to follow.

5
Anonymous Author
Case studies were very helpful with learning the topics.

5
Member's Profile
Good course materials and well designed exam questions.

4
Anonymous Author
Good course to refresh ethics guidelines for Texas CPAs

3
Anonymous Author
Material was very lengthy, took time to read and learn.

5
Anonymous Author
Efficient and effective course. Covers what is needed.

5
Anonymous Author
I enjoyed the format and thoroughness of this course.

4
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easy to read - straight forward language - I liked it

5
Member's Profile
This course was thorough, yet simple to understand.

5
Member's Profile
Great fit for completing Texas ethics requirements.

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 Questions and Answers(2 Questions)
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I took this course 2 years ago, earned credit, and reported as my Texas Ethics CPE requirement. I am in a new accrual/reporting period that an ethics course is required again. Do you know if I can take this same course again, and report it as my ethics training? (I could not find specific mention in the ethics regs about retaking a course in another reporting period. I know there are other courses on the Texas "approved" list, but I have a subscription to Illumeo for which this course would be covered. Thank You.

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Thank you for the question. Yes you can take the course again as we update it each year.

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Course Syllabus
Course Materials
  Ethics and Professional Conduct for Texas CPAs PDF
REVIEW and TEST
  REVIEW QUESTIONSquiz
 FINAL EXAMexam