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$99 California CPA Renewal - Cheapest CPE Credits Online - Will this work? Please help!

907 234 August 9, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Hi- I have been scouring the internet for information as to which online CPE courses are the best deal and meet the requirements for renewing a CPA license in California.

It is CRAZY to me the lack of internet reviews or feedback available.

Every response I have found looks like a shill responding to Yahoo! answers with the same response.

I naturally figured to go with the cheapest online course which is $99 for unlimited CPE units, but however I cannot find any feedback from anybody in any forums whethere the process is quick and painless or if the certificates are accepted by the CA board or people have success with the program?

This is the cheapest one I found: http://www.cpecredits.net/

Can anybody please weigh in if this will work or if they had any experience with online CPE courses of anything similar?

Thanks so much in advance for any help or insight, and I apologize if this thread is posted in the wrong place and $99 may not be a hot price or the best option to use.

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Not sure what your work situation is like, but if you're an inactive CPA and looking to get back into the public accounting industry, most of the larger firms (E&Y, Deloitte, PWC, KPMG, GT, etc.) offer in-house CPE training. In fact, I think they're required by law to provide it. If not, they have incentive to provide it in order to keep their employees current/active. You might want to speak to your employer -- or if you're shopping around for public jobs -- let your interviewers know that you're only inactive due to CPE. That being said, if you have no intention on going back to public industry, there's no reason to be an active CPA; might as well stay inactive and spare yourself the time devoted to CPE.

Working on my CPA certification, right now. 3 of 4 tests completed. It's a ton of fun.
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I work in the continuing education industry and have heard mixed reviews about the $99 - $139 unlimited CPE offers. Make sure to check that they are NASBA providers and accepted in your state. http://www.jncpe.com is my recommendation. They charge $299 for unlimited one-year credits and give generous discounts for renewals.
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Make sure to also check that they can meet your state ethics requirements. Online CPE is divided as self-study (which can also be webcasts) or live webinars. Go to a trusted source like Surgent who has been in business for years and years. I think they have the best quality and also have an unlimited cpe package as well. site is http://www.cpenow.com
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