Are you a CPA or an Enrolled Agent (EA) looking for free CPE resources to help you stay up to date on the latest tax laws and regulations? Look no further! We've rounded up some of the best free CPE resources for CPAs and EAs, so you can stay informed and advance your career without breaking the bank. Get ready to have some fun and learn something new - these free CPE resources are sure to be both informative and entertaining!
1. IRS-Sponsored Continuing Education Programs
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers a variety of free CE webinars for tax professionals, including CPAs ad EAs. This program provides access to a range of resources, including webinars, training materials, and other educational resources. Participants who complete the program are eligible to receive a record of completion, which can be used to meet continuing education requirements for tax preparers in many states.
2. CPA Academy
CPA Academy offers free CPE-eligible webinars and on-demand training for CPAs. They cover a variety of topics, including accounting and auditing, taxes, ethics, technology, and practice management. They are always adding new courses and have an extensive library spanning over 10 years.
3. Earmark CPE
Want to earn CPE while listening to podcasts? Then Earmark CPE was made just for you! Founded by Blake Oliver of the Cloud Accounting Podcast, Earmark CPE offers credits for listening to popular podcasts surrounding accounting, tax, technology, and practice management topics. Just listen to the podcast, complete a short quiz, and voila!
4. ADP's Accountant Connect
ADP's Accountant Connect platform provides access to free CPE courses from CCH, included free when you sign up for a free Accountant Connect account. You can also catch one of their many CPE-eligible webinars offered throughout the year. Accountant Connect is also chock full of other juicy, free benefits, including payroll calculators, free access to the Wolters Kluwer CCH© IntelliConnect®️ tax research library, and IntelliForms™️, and marketing support and letter templates. It's a veritable treasure trove of free resources.
cpethink.com currently offers 3 free on-demand courses for CPAs, including topics such as how to assist with mergers and acquisitions, gaining government contracts, and even stress management! The free course line-up keeps changing, so make sure to check back for new free courses.
6. Woodard Monthly Webinars
Woodard offers free monthly webinars with CPE almost every month on a variety of topics, including practice management and growth, technology, security, and more. Woodard membership includes access to the complete webinar archives as well as live, instructor-led classes and workshops from top industry experts like Joe Woodard, Patricia Hendrix, and yours truly (Heather Satterley).
These are just a few of many excellent free CPE resources available for CPAs and EAs to complete their required continuing education each year. By taking advantage of these free resources, you can stay up to date on the latest tax laws and regulations, as well as industry best practices, and continue to grow and learn.
Links to free CPE
IRS-Sponsored Continuing Education Programs: IRS-Sponsored Continuing Education Programs | Internal Revenue Service
CPA Academy: https://www.cpaacademy.org/
Earmark CPE: https://earmarkcpelibrary.com/
ADP's Accountant Connect: https://www.adp.com/who-we-serve/by-partner/accountants/accountant-connect.aspx