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Continuing Education for Financial Professionals

Save on 2018 Conferences!

Use your current budget to save $250 on 2018 conferences with code WUEBC18. You can save now, and choose your location/dates later.

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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.


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Receive up to 40 CPE credits. Collect 2 Bonus CPE credits each day you attend class and 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.


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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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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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
World's Liveliest SSARS Update 2017-2018 Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 11/20/2017 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Real-Life Ethics For Today's Accountant Frank Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA 4 11/20/2017 1:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Special Purpose Frameworks: The Alternative To GAAP Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 11/20/2017 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Hot Issues In Multi-State And Internet Sales And Use Tax Miles Hutchinson, CGMA 2 11/20/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Crucial Planning Suggestions for the 99% - Clients with Under $5 Million in Assets Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 2 11/20/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Representing Non-Filers Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 11/20/2017 1:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Offers In Compromise Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 11/20/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
2017-2018 Federal Tax Update: Individual and Employee Returns Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 11/21/2017 1:00PM - 4:35PM ET Details
2017-2018 Federal Tax Update: IRAs, Real Estate, Estates, and Trusts Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 11/21/2017 9:00AM - 12:35PM ET Details
The New Economy And The New CFO 2017-2018 Frank Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA 5 11/21/2017 11:00AM - 4:00PM ET Details
The New Economy And The New CFO 2017-2018 Frank Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA 5 11/21/2017 11:00AM - 4:00PM ET Details
Income Tax Planning for Employees - Risks of Forfeiture and Section 83 Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 2 11/21/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Preserve, Protect, and Transfer Wealth for Your Clients: Using Family Trusts Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 2 11/21/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Estate Planning Mistakes Accountants Can Help Their Clients Avoid Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 2 11/21/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM ET Details
2017-2018 Federal Tax Update: Preparing Business Returns Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 11/22/2017 1:00PM - 4:35PM ET Details
2017-2018 Federal Tax Update: Payroll, Self-Employment, S and C Corporations, and LLCs Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 4 11/22/2017 9:00AM - 12:35PM ET Details
QPRTs: Using Personal Residence Trusts in Tax and Estate Planning Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 2 11/22/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Tax Planning With Life Insurance Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 2 11/22/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
When Your Client Dies: Final Form 1040, Post-Death Elections, and More Steven G. Siegel, JD, LLM 2 11/22/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM ET Details
Gambling And Taxes: The Price Of Winning Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 11/22/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM ET Details
Innocent Spouse Relief: Innocent Or Not? Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq. 2 11/22/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM 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.

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