Continuing Education for Financial Professionals

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Discover why thousands of tax professionals and CPAs 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.



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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.


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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British Isles Cruise Conference
June 7 - June 19, 2018

British Isles Cruise Conference


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Disney World Conference
June 11 - June 15, 2018

Disney World Conference

Grand Floridian

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Bar Harbor Conference
June 25 - June 29, 2018

Bar Harbor Conference

The Harborside

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Whitefish Conference
June 25 - June 29, 2018

Whitefish Conference

Grouse Mountain Lodge

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Hershey Conference
July 9 - July 13, 2018

Hershey Conference

Hershey Lodge

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Myrtle Beach Conference
July 9 - July 13, 2018

Myrtle Beach Conference

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

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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
Accounting For Income Taxes - Introduction Lynne Glennon 4 2/26/2018 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Preserve, Protect, and Transfer Wealth for Your Clients: Using Family Trusts Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 2 2/26/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
QPRTs: Using Personal Residence Trusts in Tax and Estate Planning Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 2 2/26/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Tax Consequences Of Forming A Company Lynne Glennon 2 2/26/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Tax Consequences Of Mergers And Acquisitions Lynne Glennon 2 2/26/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Tax Planning With Life Insurance Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 2 2/26/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Benchmarking And Metrics In Accounts Payable Mary S. Schaeffer, MBA 2 2/26/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Accountant's Guidebook: Changes and Errors, Closing the Books, and Financial Statements Jeff Sailor, CPA 3 2/26/2018 12:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Accountant's Guidebook: Management Reports And More Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 2/26/2018 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Intermediate Accounting For Income Taxes Lynne Glennon 4 2/27/2018 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Invoice Handling Best Practices and Automation: Not Just for Big Companies Mary S. Schaeffer, MBA 2 2/27/2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
World’s Liveliest Industry Accounting Update 2017-2018 Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 2/27/2018 2:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Applying The Risk Assessment Standards Kurt Oestriecher 2 2/27/2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Compilation And Preparation Engagement Essentials Kurt Oestriecher 4 2/27/2018 1:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
California Business Tax Hazards: 10 Strategies for Out-of-State Practitioners Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 2 2/27/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
California Individual Tax Hazards: 10 Strategies for Out-of-State Practitioners Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 2 2/27/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Not-for-Profit Accounting Under The New Standards Jeff Sailor, CPA 2 2/27/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Critical Elder Care Issues Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 6 2/28/2018 1:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
IRS Representation: Collection Client Analysis Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 2 2/28/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Mastering Schedule D And Form 8949 Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 4 2/28/2018 1:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
When Your Client Dies: Final Form 1040, Post-Death Elections, and More Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 2 2/28/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Creating an Effective and Efficient Travel and Entertainment Expense Reimbursement Policy Mary S. Schaeffer, MBA 2 2/28/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
The New Economy And The New CFO 2017-2018 Frank Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA 5 2/28/2018 1:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
OCBOA Fundamentals Tom Noce, CPA 4 2/28/2018 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
World's Liveliest Auditing Update 2017-2018 Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 2/28/2018 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Real-Life Ethics For Today's Accountant Frank Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA 4 3/1/2018 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Not Documented Not Done Jeff Sailor, CPA 2 3/1/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Where Do I Go For Answers? Jeff Sailor, CPA 2 3/1/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Tax Strategies for California Residents with Multistate Income Karen Brosi, CFP, EA 2 3/1/2018 1:00PM - 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

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
February 09, 2018
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed February 9, 2018, makes changes you need to know about for 2017 tax returns.

Professional Certifications Approved as a CPE Provider

Registry of CPE Sponsors approved
CFP approved
IRS approved
CTEC approved