Q. What is CPE? A: Continuing Professional Education (CPE) is an integral part of the lifelong learning required to provide competent service to the public by CPA’s. CPE credit hour is measured by 50 minutes of participation in a program of learning. CPE is a self-certification process with the completion and reporting of required CPE hours on an annual basis. The reporting deadline is December 31 each year. Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) must adhere to the continuing education requirements set forth by the State Board of Accountancy of the state/s where a CPA license is held. The requirements for continuing professional education vary from state to state. CPAs are responsible for accurate reporting of the appropriate number of CPE credits earned and must retain appropriate documentation of their participation in learning activities.   Many state licensing boards require that CPAs maintain and improve their skills through continuing professional education (CPE) courses and other opportunities for professional development. The requirements for continuing professional education vary from state to state. For questions about CPE credits for your state please visit http://www.learningmarket.org/page.cfm/Link=5/t=m/goSection=3   CPE Accreditation Notice American Conference Institute (ACI) will apply for Continuing Professional Education credits for all conference attendees who request credit. There are no pre-requisites and advance preparation is not required to attend this conference.   Course objective: (Depending on the event) Prerequisite: None. Level of knowledge: Beginner/Intermediate. Teaching Method: Group-Live. Advanced Preparation: None. Delivery method: Group Live. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Final approval of a course for CPE credits belongs with each states’ regulatory board. Recommended CPE Credit: (# of credits) hours for the main conference and an additional (# of credits) hours for each workshop.   ACI 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 final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417 or by visiting the web site: www.learningmarket.org   To request credit, please check the appropriate box on the Registration form.