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Course details:

  • Each 2-hour course is presented in self-study format with a 10 question final exam.
  • A copy of the final exam is located at the end of the course materials.
  • Submit the final exam online with a 70% or higher to receive credit.
  • Unlimited exam attempts at no additional charge.
Auditing Courses
1101A - The Law Related to Fraud

Legal issues related to fraud are often complex. This course covers the law as it relates to fraud including criminal and civil actions for fraud as well as various federal criminal fraud statutes.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

1102A - Criminology and Employee Fraud

White-collar and economic crime are not legal terms. In criminology, they refer to a wide variety of offenses. This course covers various types of crime and corporate illegal behavior. It also covers various employee fraud schemes.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

1103A - Management Fraud & Fraud Examination

Financial statement fraud almost always occurs with the knowledge or consent of management. This course covers management fraud techniques as they relate to misstated financial statements. It also covers the fraud theory approach and documentary and interview techniques.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

1104A - Fraud Awareness Auditing & Internal Control

Auditing for fraud can be very challenging. It has the aura of detective work. This course covers the nature, signs, prevention, and detection of fraud as it relates to performing financial statement audits. It Identifies types of fraud, characteristics of fraudsters, and conditions that make fraud possible. It also covers internal controls as they affect financial recordkeeping and reporting.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

1105A - Fraud Examination: Cash Collections, Receivables, Cash Disbursements and Payables

The revenue and collection accounting cycle covers sales, sales returns, accounts receivable, account write-offs, and cash collections. This course covers audit procedures and fraud identification techniques appropriate for cash collections and receivables. it also covers procedures to perform for audit evidence related to cash disbursements and payables.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

1107A - Fraud-Detection and Investigators’ Responsibilities

This course covers practical techniques for developing fraud-detecting procedures, the auditors’ responsibilities for fraud detection, digital analysis and number patterns.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

1111A - Fraud Analytics Part 1

This course will help you get your business into a proactive fraud detection environment that identifies potentially threatening actions before they occur. Topics covered include: characteristics of detection of occupational fraud, the differences between fraud prevention and detection, the stages in the fraud analysis process, the characteristics of ACL analytical software, and the uses for predictive modeling.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

1112A - Fraud Analytics Part 2

This course will help you get your business into a proactive fraud detection environment that identifies potentially threatening actions before they occur. Topics covered include: CaseWare IDEA, the phases of Centrifuge VNA fraud analysis, the attributes of IBM’s i2 Analyst’s Notebook, analysis techniques used when there is a large amount of data, and the new trends in fraud analytics.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

Accounting Courses
2101A - GAAP: Balance Sheet Part 1

This course covers a variety of issues related to GAAP with a focus on balance sheets. Much of the course is in a Question & Answer format.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

2102A - Balance Sheet Part 2

This course covers a variety of issues related to GAAP with a focus on balance sheets. Much of the course is in a Question & Answer format.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

2103A - GAAP: Balance Sheet Part 3

This course covers a variety of issues related to GAAP with a focus on balance sheets. Much of the course is in a Question & Answer format.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

2111A - Accounting and Financial Reporting - COVID-19 and The CARES Act Part 1

The purpose of this course is to review the accounting and financial reporting impacts of the economic crisis created by the coronavirus (COVID-19), and the changes made by the 2020 CARES Act. Topics include: disclosures of subsequent events and risks and uncertainties; asset impairments and long-lived assets; write-downs and discourses of stock market investments and other accounting and auditing issues related to the coronavirus.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

2112A - Accounting and Financial Reporting COVID-19 and The CARES Act Part 2

The purpose of this course is to review the accounting and financial reporting impacts of the economic crisis created by the coronavirus (COVID-19), and the changes made by the 2020 CARES Act. Topics include: disclosures of subsequent events and risks and uncertainties; asset impairments and long-lived assets; write-downs and discourses of stock market investments and other accounting and auditing issues related to the coronavirus.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

2121A - Methods of Creative Accounting and Fraud

Flexibility in accounting opens the door for many different methods of creative accounting. This course covers five main strategies used by the creative accountant. In addition, special cases of fraud are examined, including the misappropriation of inventory, cash and assets, as well as the invention of fictitious transactions and businesses.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

2151A - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Accounting and Financial Reporting

The objective of this course is to inform the reader of impacts the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have on GAAP and financial reporting. Topics include an analysis of adjustments required to be made to deferred income tax assets and liabilities, including those assets related to net operating losses, the newly issued ASU 2018-02 related to the tax effect of accumulated other comprehensive income, accounting for the change from an S to a C corporation, the impact of the elimination of like-kind exchanges, GAAP accounting for bonus and Section 179 depreciation, new limitations on the interest deduction, SEC SAB 118 transition rules, presenting the tax benefit of an NOL carryover, and more.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

Business Courses
4013A - Entrepreneurs: Opportunities, Failing Fast and Wining Big, Start Today

This course amins to help identify good sources for entrepreneurial opportunities, the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur, and how how specific companies succeeded or failed fast.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

4101A - Entrepreneurs: Intro, Business Plans, Business Models and the Lean Model

This course covers characteristics of successful companies from an entrepreneurial view point. It covers the purpose of a business plan and the importance of a business model in today’s fast moving markets. Including the new way of thinking: the LeanModel framework. It also covers the benefits of working local and the idea that “less is more”

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

4102A - Entrepreneurs: Prototyping, Customers, Crowd Investors

This course covers the importance of utilizing a prototype, how to successfully relate to customers, and the new power of crowdfunding.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

Tax Courses
3232A - Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Securities (CARES) Act

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3231A - Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3101A - Business Entities: Introduction, Overview, and the Rights of Owners

This course covers the major attributes of various entity forms. It includes the requirements for the formation of various types of entities, an overview of recent changes, and the rights and obligations of owners in multi-owner businesses.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3102A - Business Entities: Control, Liability, and Professional Business Associations

This course covers the level of participation and personal liability characteristics for mangers and owners of various entity forms. It also includes information on the basic restrictions of professional business associations.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3103A - Business Entities: Owner Distributions

This course covers the manner in which profits are distributed to the owners of various entities – be they partners in a general partnership or shareholders in a classic C corporation – and the manner in which they are taxed.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3104A - Business Entities: Transfer, Conversion, Merger, Termination, and Dissolution

This course covers the factors to consider related to transfers, conversions, and mergers of business entities. It also covers the rules governing the dissolution of various business forms.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3105A - Business Entities: Taxation

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3111A - Individual Income Tax: Income Part 1

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3112A - Individual Income Tax: Income Part 2

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3113A - Individual Income Tax: Gains and Losses

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3114A - Individual Income Tax: IRAs, Alimony and Education-Related Adjustments

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3115A - Individual Income Tax: Various Income Adjustments

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3116A - Individual Income Tax: Deduction Part 1

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3117A - Individual Income Tax: Deduction Part 2

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3118A - Individual Income Tax: Deduction Part 3 (Pass-Through Income)

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3119A - Individual Income Tax: Figuring Your Taxes and Credits

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3121A - Divorce Taxation: Overview, Filling Status, and Alimony

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3122A - Divorce Taxation: Community Property Laws and Property Settlements

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3123A - Divorce Taxation: Dependent Care Credit and Claiming Dependents

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3124A - Divorce Taxation: Retirement Benefits and Innocent Spouse Relief

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3131A - Settling Tax Debt: Overview, Collections and Installments

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3132A - Settling Tax Debt: Offers in Compromise

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3133A - Settling Tax Debt: Relief and Bankruptcy

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3141A - Maximizing Deductions: Travel Entertainment and Gifts

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3142A - Maximizing Deductions: Transportation, Recordkeeping and How to Report

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3143A - Maximizing Deductions: Business Use of Your Home

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3151A - Education Expenses Part 1

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3152A - Education Expenses Part 2

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3161A - Small Business Tax Planning Part 1

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3162A - Small Business Tax Planning Part 2

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3171A - Roth IRAs

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3181A - General Partnership Taxation

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

3191A - Taxes and Real Estate

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

Ethics Courses
9101A - Ethics for CPAs: The Study of Ethics and the AICP code of Conduct

This course is designed to provide the CPA with an ethical framework that can be use as a guide to sort through ethical dilemmas. It provides detailed guidance on the specific laws, rules, and regulations.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

9111A - The Guide to Ethical Dilemmas

This course is designed to provide the CPA with an ethical framework that can be used as a guide to sort through ethical dilemmas. It provides detailed guidance on the specific laws, rules, and regulations. Also included is an overview of a business’ responsibility related to identity theft.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

9211A - IRS Circular 230

This course is designed to meet general ethics requirements. It covers the IRS Circular 230 and Statements on Standards for Tax Services.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

9221A - Frivolous Tax Positions

This course discusses various frivolous tax arguments and scams in relation to a federal tax preparer’s ethical obligations under IRS Circular 230. Additional information is provided on the civil and criminal penalties that can apply to your clients and the various penalties that can apply to you, the tax preparer, that violates ethical standards and your obligations under Circular 230.

Credits: 2 | Exam: 10 Questions | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

Webinar details:

  • Webinars are on-demand (no polling questions)
  • Run times are approximately 55 minutes
  • All webinars have PDF downloadable slides
Webinar Self-Study Courses
8000A - Breakfree from Accounting Drudgery

Leveraging Technologies to Become More Impactful

In college, accounting students learn strategic and analytical skills that are often times not fully utilized during their careers. However, in today’s time, it’s more common that their day-to-day workload consists of manual tasks and processes. Join an all star cast, including Mike Whitmire, CPA*, CEO and Co-founder of FloQast, Dan Fletcher, CFO at Planful and Carlos Vega, CEO at Tesorio, who will share how accountants can rediscover the strategic skills acquired in college by looking to technologies available today to free up accountants from the drudgery of busy work. Discover how a connected and optimized tech-stack empowers your finance and accounting organizations to streamline these processes.

Credits: 1 | Exam: 5 questions | Category: Accounting | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

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8001A - Strategies for a Faster & More Accurate Month-End Close

Remote Finance & Accounting Teams

Especially in businesses’ new virtual norm, employee collaboration, task management, completeness and staying audit ready are essential. Join industry experts from FloQast and Embark for an interactive panel discussion where they’ll share best practice strategies to speed and streamline your month-end close in a remote environment. You’ll learn tips and tricks to empower your staff to be more efficient without the need to micromanage. You’ll also hear from Vincent Gomez, VP Controller at Dosh as he shares his vast experiences and insight around the financial close process.

Credits: 1 | Exam: 5 questions | Category: Accounting | Level: Basic | Preparation: None

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If you are not completely satisfied with your courses, for any reason, you may request a full refund at any time within 45 days of your purchase.

Hours: 72 every three years

Minimum: 16 hours per year (includng ethics)

Ethics: 2 hours per year

CE Deadlines: 12/31 Annually

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1. Do credits expire? - No, your credits will never expire. You can use your credits anytime to select and complete any course in our library.

2. Will my credit be reported to the IRS? - Yes. All courses completed with a passing score are automatically reported to the IRS if you have provided your PTIN number to us.

3. Are there any additional fees to complete my courses? - No. Your purchase from Pacific CPE is all-inclusive. There are no additional fees for taking exams, grading exams, completion certificates, etc.

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