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  • As a complement to the National Registry Summit’s sessions on micro-learning, effective delivery methods and video techniques, Summit attendees were treated to a unique and interactive session led by illusionist and New York Times (NYT) puzzle expert, David Kwong.

  • This year’s list of 2016 Registry Summit speakers includes industry leaders who are extremely knowledgeable in each area of his or her expertise. From mini-simulations to camera techniques to strategies used to think outside-of-the-box and much more, these sessions will not disappoint conference attendees. All speakers will offer practical advice that can be easily implemented when you return to work!

  • The public comment period for the re-issued Exposure Draft on the proposed revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards) as well as the NASBA Fields of Study document, closed on April 30, 2016.
  • The right to use the title of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is regulated, and having this esteemed title, imposes a duty on CPAs to maintain current knowledge of the necessary skills and abilities in all areas of accounting services, rules and standards.
  • The November 2015 Exposure Draft of the proposed revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards), includes the recommendation for a new delivery method for CPE programs: nano-learning.
  • The public comment period for the re-issued Exposure Draft on the proposed revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards) will close on April 30, 2016.
  • The April 2015 Exposure Draft of the proposed revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs, the CPE Standards (Standards) included the recommendations for the addition of two new delivery methods for CPE programs: nano-learning and blended learning.
  • The 2015 National Registry Summit’s final keynote, Carol Leaman, CEO at Axonify, discussed how brain science and gamification will impact the future of corporate learning in her presentation, “Leveraging Gamification to Meet the Needs of Modern Learners.” According to Leaman, “game play appeals to all generations, cultures and genders.”
  • Comedian Jeff Birk, presented an entertaining talk to motivate educators and learners about the art of public speaking at the 2015 National Registry Summit in Washington, D.C. Birk’s presentation entitled, “Train Like a Rock Star: Speaking Tips from a Stand-Up Comedian,” emphasized the most critical things you can do in your presentation to engage and educate your audience.
  • On October 1, 2015, the public comment period on the proposed revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards) closed. Fifty-one (51) comment letters were submitted from various sources including individual practitioners, CPA firms, CPE vendors, state boards and state societies.
  • Indiana University Professor, Dr. Curtis Bonk, presented an engaging and interactive talk to motivate educators and learners on the online and Blended Learning environment at the 2015 National Registry Summit on Thursday, September 10 in Washington D.C. Bonk’s presentation entitled, “Learning is Changing: The Basics of Blended Learning and Beyond,” emphasized best practices he has seen around the world and how different methods can be expanded or altered to fit individual’s preferences, learning styles and needs.
  • On May 19, 2015, NASBA and the AICPA issued proposed revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards). The public comment period on the proposed revisions to the Standardsclosed on October 1, 2015. The approach to changing to the Standards has been additive.
  • Jonathan Halls, a media/corporate training consultant and author, provided guidance on how to structure video content that looks professional, will draw the learner’s attention and also retain them at this year’s National Registry Summit. Speaking to attendees in Washington D.C. on September 10, Halls taught the group techniques used by professional broadcasters to speed up production, without compromising quality, all while using affordable consumer cameras.
  • “Learning in Action” served as the theme of the 4th annual National Registry Summit, held September 9-11, at the Westin Hotel in Washington, D.C. More than 140 of the country’s top learning providers convened in the Nation’s capital to network and to learn about the emerging trends and changes impacting the continuing professional education landscape.
  • In April 2014, the CPE Standards Working Group began their review and evaluation of the Standards. In addition to reviewing the Standards in their entirety, the Working Group has considered innovations, trends and techniques in CPE, as well as ideas and suggestions related to clarifications and modifications of the 2012 Standards.
  • The 2015 National Registry Summit, themed “Learning in Action,” will take place September 9-11 in Washington, D.C., and will feature two phenomenal keynote speakers – Dr. Curtis J. Bonk and Jonathan Hall. Both speakers are experts on two topics that are a part of the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards) Exposure Draft that is currently open for public comment through October 1, 2015.
  • This year’s National Registry Summit will once again bring attendees an invaluable combination of both the latest developments in continuing professional education and great practical tools for improving CPE training. Following the theme “Learning in Action”, the 2015 National Registry Summit—which will take place at the Westin Hotel in Washington, D.C. on September 9-11—will feature world-class speakers from the business, entertainment, academic and regulatory sectors.
  • In April 2014, the CPE Standards Working Group began their review and evaluation of the Standards. In addition to reviewing the Standards in their entirety, the Working Group has considered innovations, trends and techniques in CPE, as well as ideas and suggestions related to clarifications and modifications of the 2012 Standards.
  • As of last month, CPAs from Ohio and Maryland can fulfill their CPE requirements in 10-minute increments. On March 3, it was announced that the Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy unanimously passed new CPE regulations that allow for course content to be delivered in 10-minute increments (known as “nanolearning” or “microlearning”).
  • The Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards), revised January 2012, raised the standards for all self study providers and eliminated the differences that previously existed between the QAS and Registry self study requirements. Accordingly, NASBA initiated changes to the administration of these programs to offer one designation for self study programs: QAS Self Study. As a result, all current QAS or Registry self study sponsors, were required to complete a transition process to the QAS Self Study designation to ensure that the revised Standards have been implemented with respect to all self study program offerings.
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