Excel Worksheet Best Practices (CPE Course)

CPE Credit: 1.5 hours

Course Type: Downloaded PDF materials with online test

Price (with PDF Textbook): $15

Course Description
This course offers many tips for created well-structured Excel worksheets that are easy to follow, with a minimum of calculation errors. The course provides step-by step-instruction and Excel practice exercises as well as answer files, covering such topics as worksheet layout, worksheet design, data validation, formula auditing, track changes, and passwords.

Author: Mill Creek Publishing

Course Number: SP1013

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize worksheet practices and Excel features that promote data clarity
  • Differentiate Excel features that help ensure calculation accuracy
  • Define data validation tools, formula auditing tools, workbook passwords and worksheet and cell protection tools

    Level: Overview

    Instructional Method: QAS Self-Study

    NASBA Category: Specialized Knowledge

    Prerequisites: Excel 2010 is needed

    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: 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.