CPE Registration Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The WICPA Continuing Professional Education Department provides a curriculum of educational activities relevant to members, their staff, clients, potential clients and other accounting professionals. These programs are designed to meet professional standards of quality and present qualified and interesting discussion leaders, giving members the opportunity to remain current with changes in the profession.
At times, speakers and discussion leaders express their own views or those of the author. Such views and opinions have not been approved or endorsed by the WICPA.
How do I register for a continuing professional education program or seminar?
Can I register the day of an event?
Contacting the office does not guarantee your registration unless secured by MasterCard or Visa. Walk-in registrations may be accepted at the door if space and materials are available. Payment must be made by check or credit card only. If you plan to walk-in, please call ahead to ensure the class is not full or has been cancelled.
Is there any advantage to registering early?
Definitely yes! Most seminars are limited in size and registering early will guarantee you the seminars of your choice. Also, the WICPA can avoid having to cancel a course due to insufficient early registrations. Plus, there's an early bird discount (See "Fees" below)!
How does the early bird discount work?
Payment (less discount) or correct credit card information must accompany registrations.
Do I receive other benefits on registration fees as a WICPA member?
Yes! WICPA members receive a registration fee discount up to $50, while nonmembers pay the standard registration fee.
What do I get for my registration fee?
Each seminar fee includes:
What happens if I have to cancel my registration?
For a full refund, the WICPA CPE Department must receive a notification of cancellation or a request to transfer to a different program at least 14 days before the program presentation date. Cancellations or program transfer requests received less than 14 days prior to the presentation date will be subject to a cancellation fee of $100 per person, per 8 hour program and 50 percent of the fee of a one-to two-hour program. No refund or program transfer requests will be granted for cancellations on the day of, or subsequent to the day of, the program presentation. No refund or program transfer request will be granted if you have downloaded any electronic materials that have been provided for the program from which you are canceling.
What happens if the WICPA cancels a program?
If a program is canceled fewer than 14 days prior to the presentation date, you will be notified directly by email and will receive a follow-up notification by phone. Full refunds will be granted. If course materials were sent in advance, you must return them to the WICPA in order to receive a refund. Your early registration can help us to avoid canceling a program.
NOTE: WICPA is not responsible for any personal expenses incurred if a course is cancelled.
Your registration can always be substituted within your firm, faculty, corporation, etc., to someone else who wishes to attend the same course. If you intend to send a substitute, please notify the WICPA office or the onsite staff person the day of the seminar so CPE credit can be recorded correctly.
Would it be possible for me to transfer instead of cancel?
Yes. Transfers can be arranged from one program to another. Such transfers are not automatic. They should be requested with the CPE Department. If the program has an electronic manual, transfers can be arranged only if you have not downloaded the materials that have been provided to you.
What is the presentation method for seminars?
Educational methods for programs vary and may include role-playing, problem-solving and workshop sessions. The most frequently used method is the case study: a problem-solving interaction among participants and discussion leader in a specific subject-related situation. Rarely is the program an authoritative lecture format.
What time do the seminars start?
Registration for all full-day seminars will be 8 – 8:30 a.m. at the program facility. All programs will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. A group lunch will be noon – 12:30 p.m. Coffee, tea and soft drinks will be provided during registration, morning and afternoon breaks. Any variation in program times will be listed in the program description and on the registration confirmation. Because conference agendas may vary, please refer to individual conference brochures for exact agendas.
Certification of attendance:
Individual certificates will be emailed or mailed at the end of each program and automatically recorded in your CPE Tracker.