Self-Study Courses for Public Accounting Professionals

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), State Accountancy Boards, and other regulatory and professional bodies require firms to have effective quality control systems for their assurance practices. Periodic training in auditor independence and professional ethics is an integral part of those requirements. Make sure your personnel have the information they need to uphold your Firm's obligations for auditor independence.

We can design a course on auditor independence -- or other professional ethics topics in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct -- that provide your personnel a comprehensive overview of the most important ethical issues facing accountants today. Our courses are completely customizable to your Firm's specifications.

We offer the following self-study courses in professional ethics and auditor independence in "traditional" 50-minute (1 CPE credit) and "nano" 10-minute (0.2 CPE credit) increments that allow your personnel to fit learning into their busy and sometimes unpredictable schedules. Our courses are interactive and provide relevant examples and case studies that illustrate the rules.

We create our courses in Articulate Rise 360, a state-of-the-art, widely used e-learning software; course files can be uploaded to your Firm's learning management system (LMS) for tracking purposes.

Contact us for more information and to see a sample course.

Independence in Plain English - AICPA (3 CPE credits)

An introduction to AICPA independence rules that takes the learner through (i) the fundamentals, including the conceptual framework and key terms; (ii) rules on financial interests and relationships, and employment, family, business, and other associations with an attest client; (iv) breaches of independence; and (v) an overview of the rules for nonattest services, including fundamental concepts, general requirements and specific services addressed in the AICPA independence standards.
Nano Learning Program

Independence in Plain English - SEC & PCAOB (1 CPE credit) 

An overview of the SEC and PCAOB independence rules,  including fundamental concepts, general requirements, nonaudit  services, audit committee communications and services pre-approval, fee arrangements, financial interests and  relationships, and business and employment relationships with audit clients.
Nano Learning Program

Independence in Plain English - Other Standards and Regulations (1 CPE credit) 

An overview of independence rules applicable to audits and other attestation services provided to certain employee benefit plans,  financial institutions, insurance companies, federally funded entities, and  entities subject to international independence standards.
Nano Learning Program

Professional Ethics for Members in Public Practice (2 CPE Credits) 

An introduction to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, including the Conceptual Framework approach, and the AICPA Code's interpretations on conflicts of interest, preparing and reporting information, fee-related issues, confidential client information, and other ethical issues.  
Nano Learning Program

NASBA Registry

Audit Conduct, LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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