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CPE Frequently Asked Questions


What is the test format?
All tests are conducted through our online testing module, using multiple-choice questions. If you are uncertain about the correct answer to a question, you can pause the test and return to it later, or skip questions entirely. Once you have completed a test, it is scored automatically, so you will be informed of the result at once. 

How do I find a test that I have not yet finished?
Log back into the testing module. Click on the "Take a Test" option, and then select "Restart and Continue an Unfinished Test or Other Content."

How long do I have to take a test?
You have one full year from the date when you purchased an AccountingTools course in which to take the test.

What is a passing grade?
The minimum grade to pass a test is 70% in most cases.

Can I retake a test?
Absolutely. You can retake a test as many times as you want for a full year from the course purchase date, at no additional charge.

How do I receive a course completion certificate?
Once you successfully complete a test through our on-line testing system, a certificate will be automated generated, which you can print. You can also access all of your prior certificates by logging back into the testing module and selecting the "Display My Certificates" option.

Is my course information archived?
Yes. Just use your login to access our training module. You can then access the results of your old tests, as well as your completion certificates. Click here to access the training module.

How do I contact customer service?
Use the following form to send an email to AccountingTools. Or, send an e-mail to customerservice@accountingtools.com.

What is the NASBA sponsor identification number for AccountingTools?
The sponsor identification number for AccountingTools, Inc. is 115881.

What is the IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider number for AccountingTools?
The continuing education provider number for AccountingTools, Inc. is 72821. 



AccountingTools, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

The NASBA sponsor identification number for Accountingtools, Inc. is 115881.



AccountingTools is an IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider. We are compliant with the requirements for continuing education providers (as described in sections 10.6 and 10.9 of the Department of Treasury’s Circular No. 230 and in other IRS guidance, forms, and instructions). Our IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider number is 72821.