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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Upcoming Webcasts

Course Instructor Credits Date Time
Why Insurance Is The Center Financial Planning Universe Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 5 11/17/2018 2:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Why Insurance is the Center of the Financial Planning Universe Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 5 11/17/2018 2:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal Tax Update: Individual and Employee Returns Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 11/17/2018 1:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
IRS Representation: Collection Client Analysis 2018 Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 2 11/17/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal Tax Update: IRAs, Real Estate, Estates, and Trusts Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 11/17/2018 1:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
2018 IRS Representation Update Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 11/17/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal Tax Update: Preparing Business Returns Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 11/17/2018 1:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
2018-2019 Federal Tax Update: Payroll, Self-Employment, S and C Corporations, and LLCs Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 11/17/2018 1:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Revolutionizing Accounting For Decision Making 2018 Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA 5 11/17/2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Social Security And Bridging To Retirement 2018 Martha Shedden 2 11/17/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Social Security and Bridging to Retirement Planning (2018) Martha Shedden 2 11/17/2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Advanced Social Security: Mastering More Obscure Rules 2018 Martha Shedden 2 11/17/2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Advanced Social Security: Mastering More Obscure Rules and Strategies (2018) Martha Shedden 2 11/17/2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Current Challenges and Key Risks in Financial Reporting 2018 Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 11/19/2018 1:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Current Challenges And Key Risks In Financial Reporting Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 11/19/2018 1:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Security Blocking And Tracking K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 2 11/19/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Social Security: The Financial And Tax Professional’s 2018 Martha Shedden 2 11/19/2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Social Security: The Financial and Tax Professional’s Guide to What Women Should Know (2018) Martha Shedden 2 11/19/2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
The Reporting Of Foreign Financial Assets David F. Jarmusz, CPA, JD, LLM 1 11/19/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM ET Details
Creating Leaders That Influence And Impact All Generations Ed Robinson, CPA, CSP 2 11/19/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Social Security: Indispensable Information 2018 Martha Shedden 2 11/19/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Social Security: Indispensable Information for Financial Professionals (2018) Martha Shedden 2 11/19/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Understanding the Entity and Its Environment: SAS No. 122, Part 1 Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM 4 11/20/2018 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Understanding the Entity and Its Environment: SAS No. 122, Part 2 Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM 4 11/20/2018 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Accountant's Guidebook: Changes and Errors, Closing the Books, and Financial Statements Jeff Sailor, CPA 3 11/20/2018 1:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Gambling And Taxes: The Price Of Winning Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 11/20/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Value Pricing, Step-by-Step Sandra Leyva 2 11/20/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Invoice Handling Best Practices and Automation: Not Just for Big Companies Mary S. Schaeffer, MBA 2 11/20/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Financial and Estate Planning after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 3 11/20/2018 4:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Partnership Audit Rules And Their Impact Steven B. Gorin 1 11/21/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM ET Details
Mastering Schedule D And Form 8949 Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 4 11/21/2018 1:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Practical Tax Research 2018 Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 4 11/21/2018 1:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Applying The Risk Assessment Standards Kurt Oestriecher 2 11/21/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Beyond Compliance: Add Small Business Advisory Services to Your Practice Sandra Leyva 2 11/21/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Where Do I Go For Answers? Jeff Sailor, CPA 2 11/21/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
The Road Map to Succession Planning, Leadership, and Influence Ed Robinson, CPA, CSP 2 11/21/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM 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

Specified Services and the QBI Deduction
October 03, 2018
An individual with “specified service” income cannot benefit from the new Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction if the individual has taxable income in excess of a threshold. Therefore, those in a specified service trade or business who have taxable income above $157,500 ($315,000 MFJ) are subject to a phase-out of their QBI deduction and at taxable income of $207,500 ($415,000 MFJ), they cannot claim any QBI deduction.

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