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California’s Regulatory Review for CPAs - by Patricia Stephens.

Author :

Patricia Ryan Stephens, CPA

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Primary Subject-Field Of Study :

Regulatory Ethics - Ethics

Description :

This course is approved by the California Board of Accountancy and satisfies the two-hour regulatory review requirement that began January 1, 2011 for license renewal once every six years. This ethics requirement is in addition to four hours of general ethics education due each license renewal period.

A passing grade of 90% is required by the California Board of Accountancy.

Included is a review of specific articles of the Legislature’s Accountancy Act and The Board’s Accountancy Regulations as they pertain to the practice of public accountancy in California. A link is provided in the Resources section to the most recent Accountancy Act and Accountancy Regulations.

The course contains a brief overview of the history of certified public accountants in the United States. Disciplinary actions by the California Board of Accountancy will be reviewed highlighting the misconduct sited.

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Complete, no additional material needed.

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Intended Participants :

Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).

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 - NASBA Registry -  - 

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Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase and with a minimum passing grade of 70% or better to receive CPE credit unless otherwise noted on the Course History page (i.e. California Ethics must score 90% or better). After logging in click on the Course History links on your My Courses page for the Begin date and Expire date for the Final Exam.

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CPE, online, self-study, self study, CPA, CPAs, continuing professional education, continuing education, accounting, accountants, business, commerce, regulatory review, Accountancy Act, Accountancy Regulations, California Board of Accountancy, California

Learning Objectives :

Course Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:
    1. Explain the formation of the California Board of Accountancy.
    2. Discuss specific articles of the Accountancy Regulations and how they relate to the practice of public accounting in the state.
    3. Identify misconduct leading to disciplinary action by the Board.

Chapter One
Business and Professions Code- Accountancy Acts

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Discuss specific statues and the powers granted the California Board of Accountancy by the Legislature to regulate public accountancy.
    2. Discuss possible acts of misconduct that result in disciplinary action.

Chapter Two
Accountancy Regulations

After studying this chapter you will be able to:
    1. Discuss the specific regulations and how they regulate the practice of public accounting in the state.
    2. Identify specific misconduct, which leads to disciplinary action by the Board.

Course Contents - Go to Details

Introduction- Brief History of CPAs in the United States


Chapter One- Business and Professions Code- Accountancy Acts


Article              Sections                                   Content

1.5                   5026-5029                   Continuing Education

3                      5050-5058.4                Application of Chapter

3.5                   5060-5063.10              Standards of Professional Conduct

4                      5070-5079                   Applications, Registrations, Permits Generally

5.5                   5097-5098                   Audit Documentation

6                      5100-5115                   Disciplinary Proceedings

6.5                   5116-5116.6                Administrative Penalties

7                      5120-5122                   Prohibitions and Offenses Against the Chapter Generally


Chapter Two- Accountancy Regulations


Article              Sections                       Content

1                      1-5.5                            General

6                      38-48.6                        Peer Review

9                      50-69                           Rules of Professional Conduct

12                    80-94                           Continuing Education Rules

12.5                 95-95.6                        Citations and Fines

13                    98-99.1                        Denial, Suspension, and Revocation of Certificates, Permits, or Licenses






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