Effective Time Management (CPE Course)

CPE Credit: 3 hours

Course Type: Downloaded PDF materials with online test

Price (with PDF Textbook): $30


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Course Description
Many professionals feel overwhelmed by the pressure of work, and always seem to be working with a massive backlog of overdue projects. In Effective Time Management, we discuss how to prioritize your work, simplify tasks, increase the efficiency of routine activities, and offload less-critical work to others. Topics covered include time blocking, planning for the unplannable, setting objectives, dealing with interruptions, how to say no, and much more. Incorporating these improvements into your life should result in a better focus on what really matters, resulting in more effective use of your time.


Author: Steven Bragg

Course number: PD0007

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the contents of a time log.

  • Describe the types of errors and how they impact time management.

  • Cite the types of objects around which work must be scheduled.

  • Specify the methods available for dealing with unplannable events.

  • Describe the analysis methods used to identify the most important activities.

  • Recognize the importance of objectives in time management.

  • Specify the time management challenges associated with creative positions.

  • Recognize the positives and negatives of being interrupted.

  • Specify how networking can be accomplished in a time-effective manner.

  • Recognize the situations in which using work instructions can reduce a manager’s time involvement.

  • Cite the steps needed to analyze a delay of action.

  • Recognize a “red flag” request for work.

  • Identify how to save time when dealing with travel arrangements.

  • Identify the problems and benefits associated with working from home.

Level: Overview

Instructional Method: QAS Self-Study

NASBA Category: Personal Development

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Registration Requirements: Click on "Purchase Course" near the top of this page to pay for and access the course. You will then be able to download the course as a PDF file, then take an on-line examination, and then download a certificate of completion if you pass the examination.

Program Refund Policy: For more information regarding administrative policies concerning complaints, refunds, and other matters, see our policies page.


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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.