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This course meets the statutory requirement of the Virginia Board of Accountancy that CPA’s licensed in Virginia take 2 hours of continuing professional education each year that covers material specified by the Virginia Board of Accountancy.  The topics covered are specified by the Board each year and the required topics change annually.

 

This course focuses on the Virginia CPA working in business, industry, or government.  It meets the requirements for all CPAs, including those working in public practice; but the emphasis is on making the course as applicable as possible to CPAs not in public practice.  The presenter has worked his entire career in business and government.

 

The 2019 course covers the issues with Virginia CPA’s volunteering with organizations; Virginia CPE issues; legislative changes for CPA’s; social media issues for CPA’s; and some enforcement actions over the prior year. 

Learning Objectives

  • Explore threats and safeguards to ethical decision-making, and frameworks and models to support ethical decision-making.
  • Explore volunteer work guidelines and how they affect licensed CPA’s in Virginia.
  • Identify the requirements, accepted documentation, rules, and tracking requirements for continuing professional education by licensed CPA’s in Virginia.
  • Explore the changes to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Explore how communication, social media, and cybersecurity can impact ethical behavior.
Last updated/reviewed: June 7, 2019

21 Reviews (48 ratings)Reviews

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Member's Profile
The course was very informative and effective. I feel more "in the know" with the key information that was highlighted in the presentation. I appreciated the use of the case studies along the way to help me absorb the material. The instructor spent significant time clarifying volunteerism requirements. The refresher on CPE requirements was informative as well. I also truly appreciated the update on the legislative changes as I was not aware of the recent change with the grace period for renewal and the single renewal date being implemented. Although I wasn't looking forward to the exam at the end, as the information was presented so well the exam was a breeze having scored 100% the first time around.
5
Member's Profile
The course provides great refresher on ethical matter and is very well presented. I liked the fact that its geared towards all CPAs both in industry and public practice. The case studies provides good lessons and reminders about careful use social media.
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Anonymous Author
Up-to-date approach for CPE course mentioning about proper use of the title in social media. I also like the fact that this is not only focused to CPAs in public practice but to anybody who is maintaining the tile.
5
Member's Profile
satisfied with course, met objectives in a timely manner. do not like that you have to write a review on the course with a minimum # of characters before you can claim your score and certificate
4
Member's Profile
Course was understandable, with good supporting documentation, that is, the slides and the ethics manual. Since I am hard of hearing, I would have appreciated the video being captioned.
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Member's Profile
This was a great refresher on ethics in a professional setting and VBOA rules and requirements. This will serve practically when considering CPA requirements.
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Anonymous Author
I appreciated the depth of the information on ethics specific to Virginia so that I am knowledgeable of the CPA requirements and will not breach any rules.
5
Member's Profile
Very informative and straight forward. The instructor effectively explained the key points of Virginia ethics including the new statute change.
5
Member's Profile
This class was very helpful and comprehensive, it helped me understand current issues as well as refresh important topics that needed refreshing.
5
Member's Profile
great class, easy to use, material presented well, very organized, key points listed for every subject
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Anonymous Author
The instructor did a good job making a prescribed presentation relevant to CPAs working in business.
5
Member's Profile
Information was well presented. Length of coursework didn't exceed what was communicated.
5
Anonymous Author
I liked that we were given PDF documents to follow along with during the presentation.
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Member's Profile
This course quality was overall good, the sound quality was poor at times.
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Member's Profile
It is relevant and the content is updated with all the recent changes
5
Anonymous Author
This is the best VA ethics course I've taken in my time as a CPA.
5
Anonymous Author
The course was very informative and helpful! Great job!
4
Member's Profile
This course provided relevant and up-to-date material.
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Anonymous Author
A little dry material-wise, but relevant information!
5
Member's Profile
Short and to the point. Easy to read and understand.
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Anonymous Author
Useful

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed 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
  11:40Introduction to Virginia CPA Ethics - 2019 Required Course
  16:40Safeguards
  9:37Services to the Public Beyond Vocation
  6:19Real-Life Scenarios
  7:02Update on Rules and Regulations
  9:10CPE and YOU
  10:58Changes to the ACIPA Code of Professional Conduct
  8:06Case Study
  14:12Staying on the Ethical Course
  4:06Cybersecurity and Conclusion
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  1:37:49Virginia CPA Ethics - 2019 Required Course Full Video
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Virginia CPA Ethics – 2018 Required Course
  PDF2018 VA Ethics Manual for Students
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM