Continuing Education for Financial Professionals

Federal and California Tax Update Live Seminars Released

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Vern Hoven, Sharon Kreider and Karen Brosi

Tax Reform

How does the 20% QBI deduction work? Who will pay more under tax reform? Who will pay less? Are there questions you haven’t even thought about yet? Find answers to questions like these on how tax reform impacts your client’s taxes at our one-day Tax Reform Seminars.



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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Earn up to 40 CPE credits. Collect 2 Bonus CPE credits each day you attend class and get up-to-date on the latest accounting and finance 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 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.


Alaska Cruise Conference
July 22 - July 29, 2018

Alaska Cruise Conference

Emerald Princess

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Rapid City Conference
July 23 - July 27, 2018

Rapid City Conference


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Asheville Conference
August 6 - August 10, 2018

Asheville Conference

The Grove Park Inn

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Lake Tahoe Conference
August 13 - August 17, 2018

Lake Tahoe Conference


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San Francisco Conference
August 27 - August 31, 2018

San Francisco Conference

Marriott Fisherman's Wharf

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Chicago Conference
September 17 - September 21, 2018

Chicago Conference

Hotel Monaco

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San Antonio Conference
September 24 - September 28, 2018

San Antonio Conference

Hotel Contessa

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St. Simons Conference
September 24 - September 28, 2018

St. Simons Conference

The King and Prince

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Las Vegas October Conference
October 22 - October 26, 2018

Las Vegas October Conference


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Scottsdale Conference
October 22 - October 26, 2018

Scottsdale Conference

Scottsdale Plaza Resort

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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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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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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
Applying The Risk Assessment Standards Kurt Oestriecher 2 7/23/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
IRS Representation: Collection Client Analysis Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 2 7/23/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Mastering Schedule D And Form 8949 Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 4 7/23/2018 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Practical Tax Research Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 4 7/23/2018 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Current Challenges and Key Risks in Financial Reporting: Part 1 Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 3 7/24/2018 12:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Current Challenges and Key Risks in Financial Reporting: Part 2 Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 2 7/24/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Successfully Negotiating Offers In Compromise 2018 Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 7/24/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Value Pricing, Step-by-Step Sandra Leyva 2 7/24/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Beyond Compliance: Add Small Business Advisory Services to Your Practice Sandra Leyva 2 7/24/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
So You Want To Start Your Own Accounting Firm? Sandra Leyva 2 7/25/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Social Security: Indispensable Information for Financial Professionals (2018) Martha Shedden 2 7/25/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Advanced Social Security: Mastering More Obscure Rules and Strategies (2018) Martha Shedden 2 7/25/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Advancing Women Accountants: Yes, We Still Need to Have This Conversation Sandra Leyva 2 7/25/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Social Security and Bridging to Retirement Planning (2018) Martha Shedden 2 7/26/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Social Security: The Financial and Tax Professional’s Guide to What Women Should Know (2018) Martha Shedden 2 7/26/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
2018 IRS Representation Update Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 7/26/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Penalty Games: Reducing IRS Penalties 2018 Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 7/26/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Change-istry: The Art And Science Of Change Management Jennifer Elder, CPA, CFF, CIA, CMA 3 7/26/2018 12:00PM - 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

2018 Tax Postcard
July 02, 2018
The IRS is about to officially release a draft of a postcard Form 1040. The smaller size is meant to convey that taxes are simpler after the enactment of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act.

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