General Ethics for Business Professionals (Virginia Approved 2021)

Unethical behavior can ruin professional careers, and could result in fines, penalties, or even a loss of licensure. This course focuses on the risks faced by those that work in either public accounting or industry.

Note: This course has been approved for CPE credit in 2021 by the Virginia Board of Accountancy.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the foundation of ethical behavior
  • Analyze moral and ethical dilemmas faced in day-to-day situations
  • Explain important principles underlying ethical decision-making

Major Topics
  • Introduction to the concept of ethics
  • Examples of handling moral dilemmas
  • Steps in making ethical decisions
  • The importance of ethics in internal controls
  • The risk of a CPA’s fiduciary duty and other responsibilities
  • Role of the AICPA and SEC in monitoring ethical behavior

Who Should Attend

Public and industry accountants at all levels interested in general ethics

Fields of Study
Regulatory Ethics



CPE Credits


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