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General Ethics for CPAs - 2020 (Text Based)

Created on February 24, 2020



This course provides an overview of ethical thought as well as the core values of the CPA profession and the application of these values to ethical reasoning. The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct is used as a basis for ethical conduct for CPAs and case studies are used to reinforce concepts.  Additionally, the ethical requirements of CPA tax practitioners under Treasury Department Circular No. 230 are also covered in the course materials.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize ethical behavior in the context of social and professional groups
  2. Describe the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  3. Describe the requirements of tax practitioners under Treasury Department Circular No. 230

Instructional Method: Self-Study

Review Date: 02/24/2020

Required Components: Written Materials

CPE Final Exam Required Passage Grade: 70%

Please Note: This course must be completed within 1 year of the date of receipt of this course for CPE Credit.

Field of Study: Ethics

Level of Knowledge: Overview

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Knowledge: None

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