Professional Ethics for Illinois CPAs

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics


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Professional Ethics for Illinois CPAs

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Regulatory Ethics

Course Description

Before this online self-study CPE course, Illinois CPAs may find navigating the intricate ethical landscape of their profession daunting, particularly in understanding the specific statutes and rules of Illinois alongside the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. This course acts as a bridge, guiding participants through the complexities of ethical reasoning in the accounting profession. It provides an overview of ethical thought, aligned with the core values of the CPA profession, and detailed knowledge of Illinois-specific professional guidelines. After completing this online self-study CPE course, participants will transition from uncertainty to clarity, equipped with the ability to define and describe ethics in both a general and professional context. They will also gain a thorough understanding of the Illinois statutes and rules, as well as the AICPA’s ethical standards, enabling them to apply these principles effectively in their professional practice.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Define ethics from an overall and professional perspective
  • Describe the Illinois statutes and rules governing continuing professional education and peer review
  • Describe the ethical standards contained in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
August 29, 2023

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

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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 …