Virginia-Specific Ethics Course

This training has been created to help you meet the Virginia Board of Accountancy’s (VBOA) annual 2-hour (100-minute) CPE requirement for 2020. Section 18VAC5-22-90 of the VBOA’s regulations requires that all Virginia CPAs subject to continuing professional education must take an annual 2-hour ethics course acceptable to the VBOA. Each year, the VBOA provides an outline of topics to be included.

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Code Professional of Conduct and how it relates to enforcement cases
  • Identify changes to the volunteerism guidelines for CPAs in Virginia
  • Recognize rules and regulations that guide the profession in the state of Virginia
  • Analyze the difference between professional skepticism and professional judgment
  • Identify different ethical decision-making models
  • Apply decision-making models to come to informed decisions during ethical dilemmas

Major Topics

  • Ethical decision-making
  • Procedures for ethical decision-making
  • AICPA conceptual frameworks for CPAs in public practice and industry
  • PLUS Ethical Decision-Making Model
  • Services to the public beyond vocation
  • Volunteerism
  • Firm registration
  • Update on rules and regulations
  • Single license renewal date for all licensees
  • CPE requirements
  • Discuss requirements for the Active — CPE Exempt status
  • Staying on the ethical course
  • Ownership of work papers
  • Unbiased data reporting
  • Ethical verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Fraud and the dangers of social media

Advanced Preparations


Who Should Attend

Licensed CPAs and individuals working in the accounting profession

Fields of Study

Regulatory Ethics




Virginia Society of CPAs

CPE Credits




This course is currently available for registration

Date Host Org CPE Format
11/10/2020 Business Learning Institute 2.0 In-Person --

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