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  • Given the unprecedented nature of COVID-19 and the government-imposed business closures and social distancing, CPAs are now performing their responsibilities to clients in a virtual manner. These professionals continue to seek out relevant, quality education on a variety of technical and non-technical topics. Event facilities and travel restrictions have forced conferences to be cancelled and postponed, causing an increasing demand for virtual learning events.

  • On December 19, 2019, NASBA and the AICPA announced approval of the proposed revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards) as well as the NASBA Fields of Study document, during the respective October and November 2019 Board of Directors meetings.

  • The purpose of the compliance audit is to confirm the responses provided to NASBA during the most recently submitted self-certification renewal. The compliance audit is designed to confirm that Registry sponsors continue to adhere to the Statement on Standards for CPE Programs (Standards) in developing, presenting, measuring and reporting of CPE programs.

  • Michael Grant, the director of learning design and development at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), directs a team of 50+ diverse professional staff and serves as a member of senior leadership for Member Learning and Competency. During this year’s Registry Summit, he presented on the advantages of using virtual reality (VR) and what the AICPA has achieved, in terms of moving the needle to help CPAs worldwide.

  • Among the most significant changes to the Standards is allowing for adaptive learning self study programs within the self study Standards with references to the two methodologies to be used in determining the CPE credit for an adaptive learning program. The adaptive learning self study standards can be found at paragraphs S17-09 through S17-17 of the 2019 Standards. Adaptive learning is not a separate instructional delivery method.
  • Jen Shirkani, a nationally recognized expert on emotional intelligence, has been a featured speaker at national and state conferences, universities, government agencies and business organizations around the world. She began her Summit presentation by familiarizing the audience with background information on emotional intelligence. Shirkani explained to the audience that the concept was uncovered and researched in 1980 and can be separated into three components: your ability to recognize yourself, the ability to read others  and your ability to respond appropriately to your audience.
  • Bill Sheridan, Chief Communications Officer for the Business Learning Institute (BLI), is described as a knowledge hunter, content curator, lifelong learner, and EOS implementer. “If I had to boil everything that we do at BLI down to one phrase, it would be that our mission is to help this profession be a little more future-ready.”
  • Chris Werling, a director in the Learning & Development organization at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), began his journey in adaptive learning to try and understand what this new technology was all about. What he discovered is that the learner benefits from personalization. With the help of personalization, the user can fast-track through certain content based on their experience, as it enables them to use their time in a more beneficial way.
  • On May 19, 2019, NASBA and the AICPA issued proposed revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards) as well as the NASBA Fields of Study document for public comment. The public comment period on the Exposure Draft of the proposed revisions closed on August 31, 2019. The Explanatory Memorandum that accompanied the Exposure Draft included two specific requests for comment.

  • NASBA’s National Registry Summit was held in the nation’s Circle City – Indianapolis, IN – September 24 – 25, 2019. Held annually since 2012, the Summit is coordinated and hosted by NASBA’s National Registry team and attracts members of NASBA’s National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

  • The National Registry Summit welcomed NASBA’s own Elizabeth Wolfe, Regulatory Counsel, for a discussion on the recent changes in regulatory law impacting continuing professional education (CPE) for CPAs. As Regulatory Counsel at NASBA, Wolfe tracks and analyzes legislation and rulemaking changes pertaining to CPAs and the accounting profession.

  • On May 20, 2019, NASBA and the AICPA issued proposed revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards) for public comment.

  • This year’s National Registry Summit will incorporate the Conferences i/o App for mobile devices, allowing attendees to submit questions and respond to poll questions in real-time. According to Conferences i/o, if an attendee sees a question they'd like to have addressed, they can vote for it, and the list of questions is automatically sorted by popularity.
  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information from individuals who live in the European Union (EU) and GDPR also addresses the export of personal data outside of the EU. The GDPR became effective May 25, 2018.

  • CPA Evolution

    01-Jul-2019 Comments (0)

    NASBA and the AICPA request YOUR feedback on the guiding principles toward a new CPA licensure model. Visit https://evolutionofcpa.org/ for more information and to share your thoughts.

  • We hope you will join NASBA’s National Registry team in Indianapolis for the 2019 National Registry Summit as we “Accelerate to Innovate” in learning. The purpose of the National Registry Summit is to provide our sponsors with information on trends in adult learning, emerging technologies and innovations in learning, and information and resources to assist in the implementation of the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards) in an environment that encourages sharing and networking.

  • In September 2018, the CPE Standards Working Group (Working Group) finalized its recommendation of revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards) and the Fields of Study document. In addition to reviewing the Standards in their entirety, the Working Group considered innovations, trends and techniques in CPE and adult learning as well as ideas and suggestions related to clarifications and modifications of the 2016 Standards.
  • Mindmarker

    Founded in 2006, Mindmarker is the leader in training reinforcement and delivering micro learning via different mobile devices and web browsers. The company’s vision is to create personal reinforcement programs that bridge the gap between training and the business impact results from that training. Mindmarker provides real-time analytics, assessment tools and adaptive learning, and provides an immediate certification of completion for learners and advanced certifications for specific circumstances.

  • The 2018 National Registry Summit featured several outstanding speakers, including Amanda Wilkie, Consultant, with Boomer Consulting. Wilkie presented on two topics, entitled, “Convergence of Emerging Technologies” and “Understanding Cryptoassets.”
  • In September 2018, the CPE Standards Working Group (Working Group) finalized its recommendation of revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards). In addition to reviewing the Standards in their entirety, the Working Group considered innovations, trends and techniques in CPE and adult learning as well as ideas and suggestions related to clarifications and modifications of the 2016 Standards.

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