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?
A secure registration form may be accessed on this website. Forms can also be found in brochures, and The Bottom Line magazine. Photocopies are accepted. Please use one form per person. A check made payable to the WICPA or MasterCard or Visa information should accompany each registration form. How to register:

  • By fax: 262-785-0838.
  • By phone: Call Mark, CPE & Event Administrator, at ext. 4505.
  • By mail: A PDF registration form is available. Click here to download the registration form and mail it with payment to: WICPA, W233N2080 Ridgeview Parkway, Suite 201, Waukesha, WI 53188.  
  • Online: www.wicpa.org - CPE Course Catalog.


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?

To receive the $40 per person early bird discount for seminars and $30 per person early bird discount for conferences, the following stipulation must be met: Each seminar and conference must be registered for or postmarked and paid for by the early bird discount date. Please see individual programs for that date. This early bird discount applies only to full-day seminars and conferences (8 CPE hours or more).

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:

  • All course materials.
  • Lunch and break refreshments.
  • Quality CPE.



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 between 7-13 days prior to the presentation date will be subject to a cancellation fee of 50% per person, per program. No refund or program transfer request will be granted for cancellations less than seven days of the program presentation. Substitute registrants are allowed. 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 printed materials were sent in advance, you must return them to the WICPA in order to receive a refund. Registering early can help us avoid canceling a program due to low attendance.

NOTE: WICPA is not responsible for any personal expenses incurred if a course is cancelled.



If I'm unable to make it, can I substitute?

Your registration may be substituted to another person within your firm, faculty, corporation, etc., who wishes to take your place for attending the course. If you send a substitute, please notify the WICPA CPE Department in advance and have your substitute check in with WICPA staff person on the day of the course so CPE credit can be recorded correctly.



Am I able to transfer my registration to another course?

Yes, however, transfer requests are neither automatic nor guaranteed. Please refer to the cancellation policy for restrictions that may apply. For more information or to submit a course transfer request, please contact the WICPA CPE Department at 262-785-0445.



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.