Ethical Responsibilities for CPAs: Regulatory Review

Course Details


Thursday, October 17, 2019

10:00am – 12:00pm
(Registration: 9:30am)

Field of Study


Course Number


CPE Credit

2.0 hours CPE credit

Level of Knowledge



CalCPA Education Foundation




This two-hour course covers the California Board of Accountancy’s two-hour regulatory review requirement. In the presentation, major topics are augmented with PowerPoint material, illustrating stories from the instructor's personal experience.

Review the provisions of the Accountancy Act and the California Board of Accountancy Regulations and become aware of ethical pitfalls that may be encountered in the practice of accounting. Review selected representative disciplinary actions, recently determined by the California Board of Accountancy, to bring awareness of some of these issues and learn to avoid them.

This course is specifically designed to meet the 2-hour Regulatory Review requirement that all licensee's must take every third license renewal period.

 Materials are provided as an ebook for this course.


Among the topics to be discussed are:

  • The Continuing Education Requirements for CPA’s
  • Ownership of Accounting Workpapers
  • Titles and Licensing
  • The Inactive and Retired License Status
  • Rules Regarding Referral Fees and Commissions
  • Self-Reporting Requirements for CPA’s and what constitutes a reportable event
  • Audit Documentation Standards
  • Review of representative Disciplinary Actions by the State Board of Accountancy.


  • Enhance knowledge of the California Accountancy Act Rules and Regulations.
  • Educate CPA’s in public practice in California about the State Board of Accountancy Rules and Regulations and how to avoid violating them.
  • Focus on ethical areas in the everyday practice of public accounting in California.
  • Get a working knowledge of the state Board of Accountancy Rules and Regulations.

Designed For

California licensed CPAs in public and private practice.

Course Pricing

Member Fee

Applicable if you are a HSCPA member in good standing.

Non-Member Fee

Applicable if you are not a HSCPA member.

Your Price $94.00

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