Ethics for Accountants: Washington (CPE Course)

CPE Credit: 4 hours

Course Type: Downloaded PDF materials with online test

Price (with PDF Textbook): $40

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Course Description
This course meets the four-hour ethics CPE requirement for CPAs licensed in the state of Washington. It covers the regulations with specific application to the practice of public accountancy in Washington State. The professional conduct section covers the Washington State Board of Accountancy rules pertaining to ethics and prohibited practices (WAC 4-30-040 through 4-30-058) and the current AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. Key comparisons are made between the AICPA Code and the Washington Rules. Examples and case studies are used to illustrate the most important rules and interpretations.

Author: Beacon Hill Financial Educators

Course Number: ET1072

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the administrative responsibilities of the Board.

  • Define the requirements for initial and continued licensure.

  • Define the Requirements for Continuing Competency.

  • Define ethics in the context of being ethical versus acting ethically.

  • Recognize the principles that serve as a framework of ethical guidance in the accounting profession.

  • Differentiate between the rules of professional conduct of Washington State and the AICPA.

Level: Overview

Instructional Method: QAS Self-Study

NASBA Category: Regulatory Ethics

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.


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:

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.