Ethics and Professional Conduct for Texas CPAs

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics


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Ethics and Professional Conduct for Texas CPAs

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

Course Description

Ethics and Professional Conduct for Texas CPAs is designed to meet the four-hour ethics CPE requirement for Texas CPAs. The course overviews ethical judgment and the ethical standards of the profession, noting ethical core foundations of the CPA profession. The materials provide illustrative examples of real-life ethical dilemmas and include preventative measures to avoid ethical violations. Case studies of ethical lapses aid in applying the spirit and intent of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Rules of Professional Conduct.

Western CPE has registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE Program.

Texas Sponsor ID: 006477

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize the definitions of morals and ethics, noting the differences between each and the role ethics play in society and professional groups.
  • Note the ethical core foundations for CPAs, threats to these values, and preventative measures to avoid ethical violations.
  • Use ethical reasoning to identify violations in professional dilemmas using the core values of the profession.
  • Recognize the ethical standards contained in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Rules of Professional Conduct.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
September 6, 2023

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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

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Joseph Helstrom, CPA, is a partner at CFO Resources, LLC, a company focused on training and courseware for CPAs. He’s also the owner of Mill Creek Publishing LLC. Joe has over 30 years of experience as a CPA in both public accounting and industry, with extensive experience in financial reporting and analysis, treasury, tax, information technology, legal and regulatory matters, and strategic planning. After graduation from Butler University with a degree in accounting, Joe got his start at Ernst & Young. Subsequent to that, he has served for several different companies as a chief financial officer; director of treasury and …

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