Accountant Ethics for Colorado

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics


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Accountant Ethics for Colorado

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

Course Description

This 4-hour course is designed to meet the Ethics and 2-hour CR&R requirement of the Colorado State Board of Accountancy (the “Board”). In this course, we explore ethical principles and values, noting how contextual factors and other issues may cause a person to adopt skewed or incorrect ethical positions. The course then covers ethical reasoning and its application to common accounting dilemmas. This course also discusses the Colorado Statutes and Rules that pertain to CPAs licensed to practice in the State of Colorado. Students will become familiar with the Colorado Revised Statutes, the Rules of the State Board of Accountancy, and the Policies adopted by the Board currently in effect and how the statutes, rules, and policies pertain to them.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the component parts of the study of ethics.
  • Identify the main aspects of virtue ethics.
  • Recall the various rationalizations used for committing fraud.
  • Recognize the organizational structure in which employees are pressured the most to accept the direction of management.
  • Specify the situations under which employees may violate their own ethical standards.
  • Recall the dispositions that can cause a person to engage in incorrect ethical reasoning.
  • Specify the requirements for certification as a CPA.
  • Recall the possible violations of the test administration standards.
  • Cite the extent of the experience requirement needed for the Board to issue a certificate.
  • Specify the additional certificate requirement(s) needed for those who issue attest or compilation reports.
  • Describe the disposition of the various types of certificates.
  • Identify the requirements for converting a certificate to retired status.
  • Recall the options available to the Board for making findings following an investigation.
  • Specify the enforcement procedure for subpoenas.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
February 26, 2024

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast. Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and …