I have been looking around for good online CPA CPE courses for my readers. I finally landed on CPE Link. The following is a review of this online CPE provider, with detailed product analysis.
I am biased towards online courses, because self-paced study courses provide much-needed flexibility to my schedule. I can also take the class at the comfort of my home, or anywhere with an Internet connection. No commute means no hassle or running back and forth to the course site.
Not everyone will agree with me. That’s why I’d like to make my preference clear and if you are looking for CPE courses with classroom setting, please check elsewhere.
Note that in certain state you can only take a certain number of hours of self-study CPE courses. The rest has to be done in an interactive manner, in classrooom setting or via a webinar.
Check out this short introduction:
The webcast format allows you to:
1. Recommended by Many CPA Societies
Reputation is the most important when it comes to online continuing education courses. CPElink has been working with and recommended by these professional accounting associations:
2. Courses Good for All States
CPE Link is registered with NASBA on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Registry ID: 109068).
There are around 180 courses for CPAs alone in any time of the year. Their offerings range from a 2-credit-hour webinars to 27-credit-hour self-study courses.
3. Value for Money
Most of us take CPA CPE courses solely for compliance purposes. It is important to pick a course provider that is affordable and efficient.
4. Wide Variety of CPE Courses
Since we need to take a course anyway, why not find one that’s interesting?
For example, you are a new CPA working in a corporate, interested in dealing with the “higher-level” type of work such as M&A and strategic planning in the future. Then you will find these courses pretty useful:
Let’s say you plan to work in private wealth management, or you want to learn more about personal finance. You may take:
These courses can fulfill your CPE requirement and teach you something interesting at the same time.
5. Helpful Value-Added Services
There are other practical features on their site as well. For example, they have a “CE reminder” system in place: Simply type in your name, email and the CPE expiration date and you will receive a much appreciated reminder in appropriate time.
Start earning your CPE credits — affordably, efficiently and effectively — now!
I am the author of How to Pass The CPA Exam (published by Wiley) and the publisher of this and several accounting professional exam prep sites