State Specific Ethics

Virginia-Specific Ethics Course 2020: Sometimes the Right Path Is Not the Easiest

Course Overview
This training has been created to fulfill the Virginia Board of Accountancy’s (VBOA) annual 2-hour (100-minute) continuing professional education (CPE) requirement for 2020. Beginning in 2003, all CPAs subject to Virginia CPE requirements must take an annual Ethics CPE course. Each year, the VBOA provides an outline of topics to be included, which can be found on page 3 of the student manual that is available under the Course Materials menu. The manual was developed using that outline as the course framework.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Recognize rules and regulations that guide the profession in the state of Virginia
  • Understand the difference between professional skepticism and professional judgment
  • Identify different ethical decision-making models
  • Use decision-making models to come to informed decisions during ethical dilemmas

    The VBOA has confirmed that this course qualifies for 2 hours (100 minutes) of Ethics CPE in Virginia as well as 2 hours of Ethics CPE for CPAs licensed in these other states:

  • Maryland: Satisfies 2 hours
  • North Carolina: Group study and self-study version satisfy 2 hours for CPAs licensed in Virginia and North Carolina for

  • CPAs who primarily work in Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.: Satisfies 2 hours
  • West Virginia: Satisfies 2 hours

    Please note: This course is not intended to be an all-encompassing update or to present all significant events occurring during the prior year. The information provided and scenarios presented are not intended to be official positions of the VBOA, the AICPA, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) or any other standard-setting or regulatory body discussed herein, nor do they represent the views of any individual course instructor unless specifically noted. For specific advice or clarification, please research the applicable standards or seek advice from the appropriate governing/regulating organization.

Content Partner:

Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) was founded in 1909. Its membership consists of more than 8,000 individuals who actively work in the financial marketplace. The Society has 10 chapters throughout the state of Virginia that meet monthly. At the national level, CPAs can belong to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The VSCPA serves as a central source of information for its members, offering education programs and representing the interests of CPAs before both state and federal agencies and legislators. The Society also works to improve the image of the CPA with various publics: the general public, the financial community, the education community and the legal community.

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

Licensed CPAs and individuals working in the accounting profession.

Speaker / Author:

Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants


Price (USD)

Standard: $49.90


Course Code : VAETH20

Release Date : 05/01/2020
Expire Date : 02/01/2021
Credits :
CPE 2.00
QAS 2.00

Length : 1hr 40min
Course Level : Update
Course Type : Self-Study
Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Regulatory Ethics

Theme : State Specific Ethics

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