Instructor for this course

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 2020 course covers the Virginia Board of Accountancy enforcement process; a Virginia regulatory change update; an update on the AICPA Code of Professional Ethics for CPA’s; professional skepticism and professional judgement; ethical decision-making models; and several cases that deal with the “gray areas” of ethical decision making.


"NOTE: After completing the course, PLEASE fill out this form "Virginia-Specific Ethics Course evaluation form.pdf" and provide feedback for this course. Please send this form to ( . VBOA accepts their ethics course Evaluation form from the Sponsor, Illumeo, ONLY. Please don't send your evaluation form directly to them. They need to come from us alone.”


Course Key Concepts: Virginia, Ethics, Required, Mandatory, Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), CPA.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize rules and regulations that guide the profession in the state of Virginia.
  • Identify the difference between professional skepticism and professional judgment.
  • Explore different ethical decision-making models.
  • Explore how to Use decision-making models to come to informed decisions during ethical dilemmas.
Last updated/reviewed: May 10, 2020.

5 Reviews (19 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
Good course information. Well structured and presented. Good review.
Member's Profile
This was a good overview of the new & pending standards for this year. One small issue was the audio for the Virginia Regulatory Update section went out at the 5 minute mark and didn't come back on for the rest of that section. Also happened at the same spot in the Continuous Play feature.
Member's Profile
A thorough examination of ethics rules, VCBOA licensing requirements and updates over the last year. Use of video was nice but took up time that could have been used to more thoroughly cover what is in the written class manual.
Anonymous Author
- Please add the ability to play the videos in Vimeo at varying speed. - Surprised but it makes sense about no grace period for license.
Member's Profile
The course was easy to understand. The supporting material helped as well.


Course Complexity: Foundational

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
  15:03Introduction to Virginia CPA Ethics – 2020 Required Course
  2:32Fun Facts About VBOA
  16:34Virginia Regulatory Update
  13:27Code of Professional Conduct Update
  9:31Key Concepts
  6:20Case Studies-Part 1
  13:52Case Studies-Part 2
  6:18Case Study-Part 3 and Conclusion
  1:23:37Virginia CPA Ethics – 2020 Required Course
  PDFSlides: Virginia CPA Ethics - 2020 Required Course
  PDFVirginia CPA Ethics - 2020 Required Course Glossary/ Index
  PDF2020 Ethics Course Student Manual
  PDFREQUIRED: Virginia-Specific Ethics Course evaluation form