Ethics - Identifying & Preventing Discreditable Acts (CPA)

Estimated Time: 2 hours


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Providing an overview for identifying and preventing discreditable acts, this course includes a discussion of the significance of ethics for CPAs as well as examples of unethical actions some CPAs take. It also discusses best practices for how to avoid these sorts of discreditable acts. Course Type: eBook. Worth 2 Technical CPE Credits (CPA/NASBA).


2 CPE Credits
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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the significance of ethics in the CPA profession
  • Recognize examples of discreditable acts and how to avoid them
  • Identify situations where disclosure of CPA exam material would be a discreditable act
  • Recognize ethical requirements for tax returns for yourself and others
  • Identify ethical requirements related to confidential information
  • Recognize best practices for preventing discreditable acts

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Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics - Prerequisites & Advanced Preparation: None - CPE Credit Type: Technical - Delivery Method: QAS Self Study - For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our Customer Success team at or visit our Help webpage.

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