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Continuing Education for Financial Professionals

Early Bird Pricing on Tax Updates!

Stay current on tax changes. Pay only $399 for Federal and California Tax Updates. Seminars, use code: WEBF17, Self-Study: WEBS17.

Vern Hoven, Sharon Kreider and Karen Brosi

Get The Most Trusted Tax Update In The Industry.

Discover why thousands of tax professionals rely upon Western CPE’s Federal Tax Update and Federal & California Tax Update to ensure that their knowledge is current and they are prepared when tax season rolls around. Attend a Live Seminar or utilize Self-Study when it works for you.


Your "Tax Alert on Things to Tell Your Client..." was terrific! Clear and practical.

Sidney Kess, CPA, J.D., LL.M.

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You can earn up to 40 CPE credits while you get up-to-date on the latest accounting topics. Expand your knowledge with engaging, application-oriented presentations scheduled each morning presented by industry-leading experts. Each CPE conference features course tracks suited for both public and industry accountant CPE requirements, so you can focus on the topics you need. Take advantage of our group discounts for reduced prices when sending five or more members of your team.


Las Vegas October Conference
October 23 - October 28, 2017

Las Vegas October Conference

The Flamingo

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Scottsdale Conference
October 23 - October 27, 2017

Scottsdale Conference

Scottsdale Plaza Resort

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Los Cabos Conference
November 6 - November 10, 2017

Los Cabos Conference

Hyatt Ziva

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Kauai Conference
November 13 - November 18, 2017

Kauai Conference

St. Regis Princeville Resort

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Universal Orlando Conference
November 19 - November 22, 2017

Universal Orlando Conference

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

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Las Vegas November Conference
November 27 - December 1, 2017

Las Vegas November Conference

The Flamingo

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Las Vegas May Conference
May 7 - May 11, 2018

Las Vegas May Conference


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Charleston Conference
May 14 - May 18, 2018

Charleston Conference

Francis Marion

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St. George Conference
May 14 - May 18, 2018

St. George Conference

Hilton Garden Inn

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Key West Conference
June 4 - June 8, 2018

Key West Conference

Casa Marina

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Professional Resources for Your Career

Public Practice

Whether you're a new finance and accounting professional, new to management or a seasoned CPA looking to dive deep into a speciality, Western CPE has courses to ensure you meet your clients' needs while working more efficiently.

From mastering technology to the most up-to-date accounting strategies to auditing and tax, you'll find our hand-picked CPE opportunities will give you the knowledge and real world application to do your job better.

New CPA | New Manager | Accounting Team Skills | Accounting Specialties

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Industry Accountant

We understand that CPAs serving in business and industry roles have unique continuing professional education priorities. That's why we've created the Industry CPAs Learning Track to help you stay compliant with courses designed with your specific education needs in mind.

Whether it's forecasting, fraud prevention, corporate presentation skills or mastering technology, we have hand-selected the most relevant courses to help you perform your job with confidence and competency.

Fraud Expert | Budget Planning | Presentation Skills |

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Tax Pros

Keep up with ever-changing tax rulings and procedures, get the most relevant information to develop strategies for your clients and maintain your credentials with our courses designed for EAs and tax professionals. Choose the learning track that best serves your education priorities including tax updates, financial advisors, and estate planning.

With Western CPE courses, you will learn from industry leaders who will ensure you are able to do your job with renewed confidence and efficiency.

Tax Updates | Financial Advisors | Estate Planning

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Firms & Groups

Meet the diverse knowledge needs of your team with relevant, applicable CPE and affordable pricing when you design your customized training plan. If you oversee continuing education for a staff of 15 or more accounting and finance professionals, we can work with you to find packages and events that will save you money that aligns with your business plans.

Bulk CPE Credit Packages | Group Rates for CPE Conferences | In-House CPE Training Events | Private Webcasts for Your Team

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Learn at Your Own Pace with Self-Study

Hard Copy

Materials are sent out within one business day. Simply fill out your final exam answer key and fax it in for grading. We’ll send you your results and certificate within one business day.

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Online Course

Download all the coursework you need and take it with you. You can print your certificate of completion immediately upon passing. You can also access your certificate at any time by logging in to your account.

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Self-Study Video

Gives you the best of both worlds. View exciting and informative videos from any device, then take your test when and where you choose.

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Upcoming Webcasts 

Course Instructor Credits Date Time
Current Challenges and Key Risks in Financial Reporting: Part 1 Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 3 10/18/2017 11:00AM - 2:00PM ET Details
Current Challenges and Key Risks in Financial Reporting: Part 2 Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 2 10/18/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Practice Management Mastery Sandra Leyva 2 10/18/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Marketing Social Security Income Services In Your Practice Frank Horath 2 10/18/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Trusts And Estates Taxation And Preparing Form 1041 (Part 1) Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 4 10/18/2017 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Trusts And Estates Taxation And Preparing Form 1041 (Part 2) Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 4 10/18/2017 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
An Overview of Legalized Cannabis - State Laws, Taxation, and Ethics Nick Richards 2 10/18/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Advanced Social Security: Mastering Obscure Rules and Strategies (2017) Martha Shedden 2 10/18/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Social Security: Bridging To Retirement Planning (2017) Martha Shedden 2 10/18/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Social Security: Indispensable Information for Financial Professionals (2017) Martha Shedden 2 10/18/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Social Security: The Financial and Tax Professional's Guide to What Women Should Know (2017) Martha Shedden 2 10/18/2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
2017 Disaster Loss Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 1 10/19/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Better Financial And Operational Reporting With QuickBooks K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 2 10/19/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Do It Yourself Business Intelligence K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 4 10/19/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
QuickBooks Online: What Accountants Need To Know K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 4 10/19/2017 1:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
QuickBooks: Top Features For Accountants K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 2 10/19/2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Income Tax Planning For IRAs & Qualified Plans Robert Keebler, CPA, AEP, MST, CGMA 2 10/19/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Clarifying Risk-Based Auditing Tom Noce, CPA 4 10/19/2017 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Clarity Standards: An Overview Tom Noce, CPA 4 10/19/2017 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Client Advisory Services: Strategies for Providing Collaborative Bookkeeping and Accounting Services K2 Enterprises (Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS) 2 10/20/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Workflow To Benefit Your Firm And Your Clients K2 Enterprises (Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS) 2 10/20/2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Remote Access Best Practices K2 Enterprises (Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS) 2 10/20/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Revolutionizing Small Business Accounting K2 Enterprises (Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS) 4 10/20/2017 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Risk And Rewards Of Hosted, On-Premise Hybrid Solutions K2 Enterprises (Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS) 2 10/20/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
California Individual Tax Hazards: 10 Strategies for Out-of-State Practitioners Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 2 10/20/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Backups: Critical To Every Organization K2 Enterprises (Randolph P. (Randy) Johnston, MCS) 2 10/20/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
SSARS No. 21: What All Practitioners Need To Know Tom Noce, CPA 3 10/20/2017 3:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
OCBOA Fundamentals Tom Noce, CPA 4 10/20/2017 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details

Meet Our Instructors

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 70 business books.

Vern Hoven, CPA, MT, is one of America’s premier tax presenters and speaks to over 100 groups a year on a variety of tax topics.

Sharon Kreider, CPA, has helped more than 15,000 California tax preparers annually get ready for tax season.

Jeff Sailor, CPA, has been teaching accounting and auditing courses he developed to combat traditional "boring CPE" since 1992.

Latest eTax Alert

eTax Alerts

Tax Reform Framework for Individuals
October 10, 2017
Tax reform was part of President Trump’s campaign promises. We each know personally of the complexities in a tax code with 4,029 pages and year-after-year changes. Individuals want tax reform. Is this the year?

Professional Certifications Approved as a CPE Provider

Registry of CPE Sponsors approved
CFP approved
IRS approved
CTEC approved