Deferred Prosecution Agreements: How to Qualify

Course Details


Thursday, October 21, 2021

10:30am – 12:30pm

Field of Study


Course Number


CPE Credit

2.0 hours CPE credit

Level of Knowledge



CPA Crossings




This course will help business owners understand more about government investigations, and how to qualify for deferred-prosecution agreements if they've been targeted. Despite a business owner's best intent, employees or partners may make bad decisions. Regardless of intention, those business decisions can lead to government investigations. In some cases, they can lead to injunctions, fines, disgorgements, or charges for white-collar crimes. By understanding the risks of a government investigation, a business owner may want to take steps to qualify for a deferred-prosecution agreement, or better yet, a non-prosecution agreement. These agreements are negotiated settlements that can limit costs and intrusions into business operations.

This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.


The major topics that will be covered in this class include:

  • Government investigations and how they begin
  • What prosecutors want to know
  • Respondeat Superior: What should business owners know
  • Proactive steps to qualify for a deferred-prosecution agreement
  • What is the difference between a non-prosecution agreement and a deferred-prosecution agreement?
  • What is a well-designed compliance program?
  • How do business leaders demonstrate a good faith effort when it comes to compliance training?
  • Deferred-prosecution Agreements in real life.


After attending this presentation you will be able to...

  • Understand how government investigations begin
  • Differentiate between deferred-prosecution agreements and non-prosecution agreements
  • Identify questions prosecutors will ask when assessing whether a business should qualify for a deferred-prosecution agreement
  • Explain how business owners benefit by preparing compliance programs to qualify for a deferred-prosecution agreement
  • Show why corporate documentation and training materials may lessen vulnerabilities to government investigations

Designed For

Business professionals that offer services to other business professionals.

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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 $109.00

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