Ethics and Professional Conduct for California CPAs (CPE Course)

CPE Credit: 4 hours

Course Type: Downloaded PDF materials with online test

Price (with PDF Textbook): $40


Course Description
This 4 hour course is designed to meet the 4 hour Ethics CPE requirement for California CPAs.  It focuses on case studies applying the spirit and intent of the California State Board of Public Accountancy Rules of Professional Conduct and emphasizes ethical judgment and the ethical standards of the profession. It also overviews the AICPA Code of Conduct.


Author: Mill Creek Publishing

Course Number: ET1034

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the role ethics play in society and professional groups
  • Recognize ethical dilemmas and methods used in their resolution
  • Apply ethical reasoning to professional dilemmas using the core values of the profession
  • Recognize the ethical standards contained in the California State Board of Public Accountancy Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Recognize the basic underlying principles of the AICPA Code of Conduct.

            Level: Overview

            Instructional Method: QAS Self-Study

            NASBA Category: Ethics (non regulatory)

            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.