Continuing Education for Financial Professionals

Ultra-Early Bird Pricing on Tax Updates!

Keep up with potential tax reforms. Pay only $379 for Federal and California Tax Updates. Seminars, use code: WUEBF17, Self-Study: WUEBS17.

Vern Hoven, Sharon Kreider and Karen Brosi

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.


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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You can earn up to 40 CPE credits while you 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 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.


Sonoma County Conference
August 21 - August 25, 2017

Sonoma County Conference

Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel

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Boston Conference
August 28 - September 1, 2017

Boston Conference

Hotel Commonwealth

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Nashville Conference
September 11 - September 15, 2017

Nashville Conference

Sheraton Nashville Downtown

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Colorado Springs Conference
September 18 - September 22, 2017

Colorado Springs Conference

The Broadmoor

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Sawgrass Conference
September 25 - September 29, 2017

Sawgrass Conference

Marriott Sawgrass Golf Resort

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Las Vegas October Conference
October 23 - October 28, 2017

Las Vegas October Conference

The Flamingo

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Scottsdale Conference
October 23 - October 27, 2017

Scottsdale Conference

Scottsdale Plaza Resort

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Los Cabos Conference
November 6 - November 10, 2017

Los Cabos Conference

Hyatt Ziva

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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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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
Contract And Procurement Fraud Dennis Dycus, CPA, CFE, CGFM 2 8/22/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Real-Life Ethics For Today's Accountant Frank Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA 4 8/22/2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Adding Personal Financial Planning Services to Your CPA Practice Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 2 8/22/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Communicating With Clients About Basic Financial Planning Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 2 8/22/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Solving Today’s Investment Complexities Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 2 8/22/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Consistent Basis Reporting Between Estates & Beneficiaries Robert Keebler, CPA, AEP, MST, CGMA 1 8/23/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM ET Details
Gift Tax Returns (Form 709) Robert Keebler, CPA, AEP, MST, CGMA 2 8/23/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM ET Details
Preparing IRS Form 706 (Including Portability Issues) Robert Keebler, CPA, AEP, MST, CGMA 2 8/23/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
Using Form 1040 To Identify Financial Planning Needs Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 2 8/23/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM ET Details
What The CPA Should Know About Trusts And Estates Robert Keebler, CPA, AEP, MST, CGMA 2 8/23/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
Identifying Insurance Exposures And Recommending Solutions Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP 2 8/23/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM ET Details
K2's Excel PivotTables For Accountants Part 1 K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 4 8/23/2017 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Tax Update Essentials: S And C Corporations Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 1 8/24/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM ET Details
Five Common Sense Steps To Secure Your PC K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 2 8/24/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM ET Details
How To Prevent And Detect Spreadsheet Errors K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 2 8/24/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
Technology Trends And Productivity Tools Part 1 K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 3 8/24/2017 11:00AM - 2:00PM ET Details
Technology Trends And Productivity Tools Part 2 K2 Enterprises (Thomas G. (Tommy) Stephens, Jr., CPA, CITP, CGMA) 3 8/24/2017 2:00PM - 5:00PM ET Details
World's Liveliest Accounting Update 2016-2017 Jeff Sailor, CPA 4 8/25/2017 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Details
Tax Update Essentials: Business Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 3 8/25/2017 3:00PM - 6:00PM ET Details
Tax Update Essentials: Individual Vern Hoven, CPA, MT 3 8/25/2017 11:00AM - 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.

Latest eTax Alert


eTax Alert: Tax Ramifications of Medical Marijuana
August 14, 2017
Until such time as the federal government or Congress rules that marijuana is not a class one drug. We could deduct the cost of goods sold because we have court cases. We can't deduct the selling cost and the travel and the entertainment and the other below the cost of goods sold by deduction.

Professional Certifications Approved as a CPE Provider

Registry of CPE Sponsors approved
CFP approved
IRS approved
CTEC approved