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  • In connection with the revision to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards), which became effective September 1, 2016, the Fields of Study document was also revised. The changes to the Fields of Study document focus on providing categories and descriptions that are more current and relevant than the previous version.
  • In December 2016, the National Registry of CPE Sponsors approved its first sponsor, Blue Ocean Brain, under the Nano Learning instructional delivery method. Blue Ocean Brain is a pioneer in the field of microlearning.
  • Effective September 1, 2016, the revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards), made it possible for providers of CPE to apply for approval under a new instructional delivery method: Blended Learning. In order to address concerns regarding costs and time involved to develop and make Blended Learning programs available for consumption, NASBA has made adjustments to the application process to allow for approval of Blended Learning on the National Registry at the organization level.
  • The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) approved 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 their respective July and August 2016 Board of Directors meetings. Among the most significant changes to the Standards is the addition of a new instructional delivery method called: blended learning.
  • 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.

  • NASBA invites members of the learning provider community to explore its newest website, NASBAregistry.org. NASBAregistry.org (previously learningmarket.org), was designed to educate learning providers, Boards of Accountancy, CPAs and other licensed professions on the evolving trends in corporate learning and to better serve existing and prospective members of NASBA’s National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Registry).

  • The 2016 National Registry Summit’s opening keynote, Ed Muzio, President and CEO of Group Harmonics, discussed the importance of experiential learning design and demonstrated how to use mini-simulations to change corporate culture and/or behavior in his presentation, “MiniSims: All the Reality You Need, in as Little as 15 Minutes.”  
  • 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 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • “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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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