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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 course provides an overview of ethical thought as well as the core values of the CPA profession and the application of these values to ethical reasoning. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct is used as a basis for ethical conduct for CPAs and case studies are used to reinforce concepts. Additionally, the ethical requirements of CPA tax practitioners under Treasury Department Circular No. 230 are also covered in the course materials.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize ethical behavior in the context of social and professional groups.
  • Discover the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Explore the requirements of tax practitioners under Treasury Department Circular No. 230.
Last updated/reviewed: April 8, 2020.

8 Reviews (50 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
This course is helpful and a good refresher. The time allotted is sufficient to cover all relevant topics associated with the course. The instructor appears very knowledgeable. The examples provided in each topic is also very helpful. The course was clear and informative.
Member's Profile
This is an excellent review of what it means to be ethical in life, in business and in a profession. The course is well presented and very helpful. Thank you.
Anonymous Author
This was an ethics course - I like it. I think most people would benfit to a refresher on ethics
Anonymous Author
A good straight forward ethics course. There is a fiar amount of emphasis is on tax ethics.
Member's Profile
Straightforward update with good review of ethics standards of the profession
Anonymous Author
This course provides a great overview of the ethical concepts
Anonymous Author
great course, very informative, would recommend to others.
Anonymous Author
Helpful to refresh on ethics and audit independence.


Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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
Course Materials
  PDFGeneral Ethics for CPAs
Review and Test