Continuing Education for Financial Professionals

Federal and California Tax Update Live Seminars Released

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Vern Hoven, Sharon Kreider and Karen Brosi

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Learn the 50 new Individual and 50 new Business changes in the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” and so much more!"
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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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 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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Cancun Conference
October 29 - November 2, 2018

Cancun Conference

Secrets Maroma

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Naples Conference
October 29 - November 2, 2018

Naples Conference

La Playa Resort

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Maui Conference
November 5 - November 9, 2018

Maui Conference

The Ritz Carlton

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Costa Rica Conference
November 12 - November 16, 2018

Costa Rica Conference

Westin Playa Conchal

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Tucson Conference
November 12 - November 16, 2018

Tucson Conference

Omni Tucson

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Las Vegas December Conference
December 3 - December 7, 2018

Las Vegas December Conference


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New York City Conference
December 17 - December 21, 2018

New York City Conference

Kimpton Eventi

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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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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 2018 Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 10/22/2018 1:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Current Challenges And Key Risks In Financial Reporting Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 10/22/2018 1:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
2018 Tax Reform One-Day Seminar Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 8 10/22/2018 11:00AM - 7:00PM ET Details
Revolutionizing Accounting For Decision Making 2018 Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA 5 10/22/2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Compilation And Preparation Engagement Essentials Kurt Oestriecher 4 10/22/2018 2:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Payment Fraud Prevention and Detection: What Companies of All Sizes Need to Know Mary S. Schaeffer, MBA 2 10/22/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
IRS Representation: Collection Client Analysis 2018 Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 2 10/22/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Practical Tax Planning Solutions For Divorce Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 2 10/22/2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Complying with FATCA: The Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act Miles Hutchinson, CGMA 2 10/22/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Advancing Women Accountants: Yes, We Still Need to Have This Conversation Sandra Leyva 2 10/22/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Expense Reporting Practices to Ensure Compliance with IRS Regs and Efficiency Mary S. Schaeffer, MBA 2 10/22/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
How To Handle Nonresident Alien Payees Miles Hutchinson, CGMA 2 10/23/2018 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Advanced IRC 199A: A Case Study Approach Robert Keebler, CPA, AEP, MST, CGMA 2 10/23/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Understanding 199A After The Proposed Regulations Robert Keebler, CPA, AEP, MST, CGMA 2 10/23/2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM ET Details
Annual Update Of Essential Information 2018 Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA 5 10/23/2018 1:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Security Blocking And Tracking K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 2 10/23/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Not Documented Not Done Jeff Sailor, CPA 2 10/23/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Success Through Ethics: Business Integrity as Profiled by a Retired FBI Agent Jeff Lanza 4 10/23/2018 2:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Forecasting Using Microsoft Excel's Sensitivity Tools Miles Hutchinson, CGMA 2 10/23/2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Mastering Schedule D And Form 8949 Mark Seid, EA, CPA, USTCP 4 10/24/2018 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Choice Of Entity Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 2 10/24/2018 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Why Insurance Is The Center Financial Planning Universe Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 5 10/24/2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Why Insurance is the Center of the Financial Planning Universe Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 5 10/24/2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Key Guide To Revenue Recognition And Lease Accounting Ray Thompson, CBA, CFM, CMA 6 10/24/2018 1:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
The Reporting Of Foreign Financial Assets David F. Jarmusz, CPA, JD, LLM 1 10/24/2018 6:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Creating Leaders That Influence And Impact All Generations Ed Robinson, CPA, CSP 2 10/24/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
A Conversation With Leading CFOs Andi Baldwin 1 10/24/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM ET Details
Hoodlums to Hackers: How Criminals Get Our Info and How We Can Stop Them Jeff Lanza 1 10/25/2018 6:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
Mentoring: Using The DiSC Assessment As A Tool Ed Robinson, CPA, CSP 2 10/25/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
"Rainmaking" Strategies For Success Ed Robinson, CPA, CSP 3 10/25/2018 11:00AM - 2:00PM ET Details
World’s Liveliest Industry Accounting Update 2017-2018 Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 10/25/2018 3:00PM - 7:00PM ET Details
World's Liveliest Auditing Update 2017-2018 Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 10/25/2018 2:00PM - 6:00PM 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.

Professional Certifications Approved as a CPE Provider

Registry of CPE Sponsors approved
CFP approved
IRS approved
CTEC approved