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Approved ethics courses and providers

The following VBOA-approved ethics courses and providers are approved by the VBOA to teach the 2021 course. Contact the provider directly for more information about the ethics course. The listing of approved courses is below with the providers offering the course. Courses will continue to be approved and posted on the VBOA website throughout 2021.

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2021 A CPA’s Ethical Guidebook

Topic: Regulatory Ethics
Description: This course updates CPAs on regulatory developments, the professional and regulatory agencies CPAs should be aware of, and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. The course also covers ethics and independence standards expressed in the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).


2021 Ethics for Virginia CPAs

Topic: Regulatory Ethics
Description: This course is designed to update CPAs on regulatory developments, provide guidance regarding the relevance of those laws, rules, and regulations for their areas of interest and/or practice, and provoke thought and discussion.


2021 Ethics Update

Topic: Regulatory Ethics
Description:
 The Code of Professional Conduct is the framework used by CPAs to perform their professional responsibilities. This course will discuss the changes to the Code and the application of the conceptual framework approach.

2021 Virginia-Specific CPA Ethics Course

Topic: Ethical Issues Abound


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Business Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas

Topic: Behavioral Ethics
Description: This course will provide attendees with a basic understanding of ethics, creating and maintaining an ethical culture, and current hot topics that are definitely hot button ethical topics.

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Ethics and Professional Conduct for Virginia CPAs – 2021

Topic: Regulatory Ethics
Description: This course is designed to meet the specific ethics requirement for Virginia in 2021. It covers a basic introduction to the study of ethics and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.

  • Provider: Professional Education Services, LP
    Website: 
    www.mypescpe.com
    Contact: Kathy Yates
    Email: kyates@mypescpe.com
    Phone: (916) 791-5947
    Format of course: Online self-study; Hard copy self-study


Ethical Considerations in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Foundations for our Profession

Topic: Behavioral Ethics
Description: This course is intended to create a foundation of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, accounting profession, and community, and begin the exploration of the impact of ethics and preconceived bias.

  • Provider: Virginia Society of CPAs
    Website: www.cpaethics.com
    Email: cpe@vscpa.com
    Phone: (800) 733-8272
    Format of course: Live seminars; Conference sessions; Online self-study; Live webcast; On-demand webcast; In-house training


Ethics in Local Government

Topic: Local Government
Description: This course is designed specifically for members in and/or serving local governments. Members will receive a regulatory update and refresher, followed by discussions in general ethics, COVID-19 impact on ethics and ending with diversity and our unconscious bias.

  • Provider: Cherry Bekaert LLP
    Website: 
    www.cbh.com
    Contact: Krista Edoff
    Email: kedoff@cbh.com
    Phone: (757) 650-1578
    Format of course: Conference sessions; Live webcast; In-house training


Ethics: It’s Not Just What You Do, But How You Do It

  • Provider: Business Learning Institute (BLI)
    Website: http://www.blionline.org
    Contact: Mary Beth Halpern
    Email: marybeth@macpa.org
    Phone: (443) 632-2330
    Format of course: Live seminars; Live webcast; In-house training


Ethics for Accountants: Virginia

Topics: Regulatory Ethics; Ethics for CPAs in Public Practice
Description: This course covers ethics in the accounting profession and the current edition of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.


Ethics for CPAs in Virginia 2021

Topic: Regulatory Ethics
Description: This ethics webinar is designed to provide the CPA with an ethical framework used to sort through ethical dilemmas. In addition, it provides detailed guidance on the applicable specific laws, rules, and regulations.


Ethics for Virginia CPAs – 2021


Ethics for Virginia CPAs – 2021

  • Provider: DeltaCPE LLC
    Email: support@deltacpe.com
    Phone: (800) 557-1539
    Format of course: Online self-study


Ethics for Virginia CPAs 2021

Topic: Regulatory Ethics
Description: CPAs in public practice strive to serve their clients, the public and their profession with fair-mindedness and integrity. CPAs working in the public sector must maintain an elevated level of integrity. A solid understanding of these ethical standards is vital to our profession.


Ethics: Why We Stray: A Different Look at Ethical Decision-Making

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General Ethics for Business – Virginia Approved

Topic: Behavioral Ethics
Description: This course focuses on the risks faced by those that work in either public accounting or industry, including a foundation of ethical behavior and important principles underlying ethical decision-making.

  • Provider: Business Learning Institute (BLI)
    Website: http://www.blionline.org
    Format of course: 
    Live seminars; Conference sessions; Live webcast; In-house training

  • Provider: Emergent Solutions Group LLC
    Contact: 
    Jennifer Louis
    Email: jlouis@emergentgroup.net
    Phone: (703) 431-9044
    Format of course: Live seminars; Conference sessions; Live webcast; In-house training; On-demand webcast


General and Professional Ethics for CPAs – Virginia Approved

Topics: Behavioral Ethics; Regulatory Ethics
Description: This course will provide an overview of the core principles from which the CPA profession is built upon, as well as the risks faced by those that work in either public accounting or industry.

  • Provider: Business Learning Institute (BLI)
    Website: http://www.blionline.org
    Format of course: Live seminars; Conference sessions; Live webcast; In-house training

  • Provider: Emergent Solutions Group LLC
    Contact:
     Jennifer Louis
    Email: jlouis@emergentgroup.net
    Phone: (703) 431-9044
    Format of course: Live seminars; Conference sessions; Live webcast; In-house training


Government Ethics: Theory and Application

Topic: Regulatory Ethics
Description: The 2018 Yellow Book addresses key concepts of ethics and this course will review the concepts and the application to auditors in a governmental environment.

  • Provider: Virginia Society of CPAs
    Website:
     www.cpaethics.com
    Email: cpe@vscpa.com
    Phone: (800) 733-8272
    Format of course: Online self-study; Live webcast

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How to Ensure Zombie Ethics Won’t Kill Your Business

Topic: Behavioral Ethics
Description:
 This fun and distinctive webinar will present what Forbes contributor Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy, calls “zombie ethics”— myths about accounting that hinder your ability to serve your clients and enjoy a thriving business.

  • Provider: Virginia Society of CPAs
    Website:
     www.cpaethics.com
    Email: cpe@vscpa.com
    Phone: (800) 733-8272
    Format of course: Online self-study; Live webcast

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Mastering Your Ethical Intelligence for Virginia CPAs

Topic: Behavioral Ethics
Description: 
This course will raise your awareness of ethical situations that are around you today that you aren’t even thinking about and help you respond with intention.

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Navigating Through the Gray Area

Topic: Ethics for CPAs in Public Practice
Description: This course discusses the AICPA’s Conceptual Framework and attendees will identify and define threats to the principles of professional conduct as well as apply safeguards to mitigate or eliminate these threats.

  • Provider: Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates
    Contact: 
    Juston Sanudo
    Email: jsanudo@rfca.com
    Phone: (804) 378-4200
    Format of course: Live seminars; Conference sessions; In-house training

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Practical Ethics 4.0

Topic: Behavioral Ethics
Description: This course will provide attendees with a basic understanding of their ethical obligations as auditors, as well as a framework for analyzing and managing complex ethical dilemmas.


Professional Ethical Considerations for CPAs – Virginia Approved

Topic: Regulatory Ethics
Description: This course will provide an overview of the core principles from which the CPA profession is built upon.

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Tax Ethics Navigating Client Needs and the Law

Topic: Ethics for CPAs in Tax
Description: This course is a reference guide for tax professionals as they navigate ethical dilemmas and make ethical decisions related to the intersection of clients’ needs and the rules and guidance relating to tax practice.

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Virginia Ethics for Accountants – 2021

Topic: Regulatory Ethics
Description: This course covers Virginia regulations for CPAs, general topics that relate to ethics, such as corporate social responsibility, income tax issues, AICPA Code of Professional Conduct selected topics, and Virginia and AICPA disciplinary actions.

  • Provider: Greater Washington Society of CPAs
    Website:
     https://www.gwscpa.org/
    Contact: Welansa Mekonnen
    Email: wmekonnen@gwscpa.org
    Phone: (202) 347-7490
    Format of course: Live seminars; Conference sessions; Live webcast;


Virginia Ethics for CPAs in Business

Topic: Ethics for CPAs in Business
Description: The course provides an overview of ethical thought as well as the core values of the Virginia CPA in business and the application of these values to ethical reasoning. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct is used.

Virginia’s Regulatory Landscape for CPAs

Topic: Regulatory Ethics
Description:
 This course helps CPAs navigate the many different rules, expectations and constraints any CPA should consider when making decisions on a daily basis.

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What a Virginia CPA in Business or Government Needs to Know about Professional Ethics

Topic: Regulatory Ethics
Description:
 This workshop (re-)introduces the revised AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and walks through the five basic rules of conduct and the related professional ethical principles applicable to accountants in business and industry.

  • Provider: Virginia Society of CPAs
    Website:
     www.cpaethics.com
    Email: cpe@vscpa.com
    Phone: (800) 733-8272
    Format of course: Online self-study; Live webcast