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Review Questions HelpHelp--how do I retake the final exam?

  • No charge to retake an exam
  • Retake an exam as many times as needed to pass

 

Our course system automatically resets the exam if you don't pass. You will receive a new copy of the same exam, without any answers marked.  You cannot find out which questions you missed until after you pass the exam.


You do NOT have to re-take the Review Questions exam (you do not have to pass the Review Questions exam, you just have to take it).


To retake a final exam you will:

1) Login to the course system (if you are not currently in the system)

  • Click on Login button next to the course


2) Click on Exam Center in the yellow left hand menu of the course system

3) Click on Retake this exam next to the Final Exam (under the "Action" column)

  • You must answer at least 70% of the questions correctly
  • Click submit on the last page of the exam

Final exam review

Due to changes in both the IRS and CPA state board requirements, you cannot review a final exam until AFTER you pass.

In past years, you could take the final exam, then if you didn't pass, you could view which questions you missed and simply change the wrong answers and resubmit the exam.  Now, you will get a new blank exam each time you re-take a final exam.  Once you pass the exam, you can view which questions you missed, and what the correct answer is.

 

Want to stop in the middle of the exam? Just click on "Next" at the bottom of any exam page, and your answers are saved once you advance to the next page.

Have you ever wondered how to compare CPA CPE providers?

The number of continuing professional education providers for Certified Public Accountants and other financial professionals has dramatically increased in the last year or two. We have prepared the following checklist to help you evaluate CPE providers.
Of course, we hope FunCPE will be your primary continuing cpa education provider, but we realize that we cannot always provide the cpe online courses that meet your specific needs.

Checklist for online accounting cpe

1. Review recommended CPE hours

Have you noticed that some CPE providers offer 2 to 3 times the CPE hours as we do for exactly the same book? That may be because they do not pilot test each course to determine the recommended CPE hours (see pilot testing below).


2. Check for pilot testing procedures

All states require that every course be pilot tested prior to publication. If the provider site does not have a pilot tester signup, you can probably rest assured that they do not conduct pilot testing. It is time consuming and expensive to conduct pilot testing--but it is a "cost of doing business."

If you sign up to pilot test courses, you should be offered an opportunity to pilot test a course at least once a year; if not, the provider may just be adding you to the mailing list.


3. Locate a physical address for the business

Do you really want to trust your professional license to someone who doesn't reveal a physical address? Check to see if there is a physical address, perhaps in addition to a P.O. Box. Also verify there is a phone number.

Is the phone usually answered by an answering service? This may indicate the cpe provider is just a "storefront" for courses created elsewhere or a part-time business.


4. Determine the provider's regulatory authority

Who regulates CPE providers? Here is a short course on the rule makers for CPE providers:

NASBA

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, working jointly with the AICPA issues regulations for CPE for CPAs on a national basis. States can opt to follow NASBA guidelines or use their own state requirements.

NASBA-QAS

Quality Assurance Service(QAS) is a set of regulations governing self-study CPE for certain states that is more stringent than the standard NASBA requirements. Currently QAS courses are required for AR, FL, KS, MN, OR, TN and WV.

AICPA

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants issues regulations jointly with NASBA

EA

Department of the Treasury, Office of the Secretary regulates IRS Enrolled Agents and related CPE

IMA

Institute for Management Accountants regulates Certified in Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM) designations and related CPE

States (for CPAs)

Each state regulates the CPAs in that state

CPE providers for CPAs can elect to either join NASBA or register with individual states (or both). Many states do not registration of any type.

While all states have specific CPE requirements that must be followed, most states do not require registration of CPE providers, and several states accept CPE from providers registered in another state.

5. Assess the age of the courses

The published state guidelines state that the courses should be reviewed and updated annually. Do the courses show a revision date, or last date updated?

6. Find out the total cost

Self-study CPE can include the following costs:

  • Study materials
  • Exam
  • Shipping
  • Expedited shipping
  • Handling
  • Sales tax
  • Grading fee
  • Re-grading fee if you don't pass
  • Expedited grading fee (if you need quick turn-around)
  • Restocking charge, if materials are returned

 

7. Read the testimonials

Notice if last names and/or cities are included in the quotation--or perhaps there are no customer testimonials at all?

8. Review the state acceptance listings

Do you see your state listed on some sites but not others as being a state that accepts CPE from a provider? CPA state requirements are often confusing and ambiguous, and can change frequently. State acceptance listings can vary from one cpe provider to another due to interpretations of the requirements or infrequent updating.

Be sure to be aware of your state's requirements and email the cpe provider before taking an exam if you are unsure if the provider's cpe meets your needs.

Add FunCPE to Your Email Safe List

This page explains how to add FunCPE to your email system "Safe List" so that you will receive your course related emails, such as your certificate of completion.

Sometimes our emails are labelled as "spam"

Unsolicited, unwanted advertising email, commonly known as "spam", has become a big problem. There is so much spam that most email services and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have put blocking and filtering systems to keep these messages out. The systems work . . .but sometimes they work too well, blocking messages that you want to receive from reputable senders.

Our certificate emails are sent as PDF attachments, and they are sometimes filtered out as spam, even though we never send unsolicited email. In most cases the intended recipient of the email is not notified (and neither are we) that the message did not get through.

But there is something you can do to make sure you receive your emails.

The solution is to "whitelist" FunCPE before your delivery is interrupted.

One critical thing you can do that helps no matter what email system you're using is this: add our address to your address book.
 

These are the From addresses that our emails have:

Course emails: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All other emails: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Of course, every email system is different.

Below are instructions for some of the more popular ones. If yours isn't here, please contact your ISP's customer service department for their instructions.

AOL

You will need to add our "From address" (both) to your AOL address book:

Click the Mail menu and select Address Book. PROBLEM: AOLuot;Address Card for New Contact" window to load.
Once loaded, cut and paste This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. into the "Other E-Mail" field.
Make our From address the "Primary E-Mail" address by checking the associated check box.
Click the Save button.
Repeat the process with the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. address.

 

Yahoo!

You will need to set up a filter to redirect our mailing into your inbox:

Open your mailbox and click on Mail Options (upper right hand corner).

Select Filters (bottom left corner).
Click the Add link on the Filters page.
Update the "From headerUpdate the "From header:" rule with the following 2 pieces of information: "contains" and 'coursewebs.com'. This essentially allows the mail server to identify our mailing based on the email From address.
Click the Choose Folder pull down menu and select inbox.Add Filter button.
Repeat the process with the “funcpe.com” domain.

 

Hotmail

You will need to add our From addresses, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to your Hotmail Safe List:

Open your mailbox and click “Options” (upper right hand corner).
Click the “Junk E-Mail Protection” link (top of page).
Select the “Safe List” link (2nd from bottom).
Copy and paste This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. into the dialog box titled “Type an address or domain”.
Click the “Add” button next to the dialog box.
Repeat the process for the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. address.

 

Gmail

You will need to add our From addresses, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to your Gmail Contacts List:

Click Contacts along the left side of any Gmail page.
Click Add Contact.
Copy and paste our From address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. into the primary email address dialog box.
Click Save.
Repeat the process with the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. address.

 

Mozilla Thunderbird

You will need to add our From address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to your Thunderbird Address Book and configure your Junk Mail Controls to whitelist your address book.

Add our From address into your Personal Address Book:

Click the Address Book button.
Make sure the Personal Address Book is highlighted.
Click the New Card button. This will launch a New Card window that has 3 tabs: Contact, Address & Other.
Under the Contact tab, copy and paste our “From” address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. into the Email dialog box.
Click OK.
Repeat the process with the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. address.

 

Outlook 2003

You will need to add our From address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to your Safe Senders list:

On the Tools menu, click Options.
On the Preferences tab, click Junk E-mail.
On the Safe Senders tab, click Add.
In the Add address, copy and paste in our From address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Click OK.
Repeat the process with the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. address.

 

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What Makes a CPE Course Interactive?

The AICPA/NASBA published standards for continuing professional education (CPE) courses for CPAs, specifying what makes a self study CPE course "interactive."

 

All FunCPE courses are interactive

Certified Public Accountants searching for online self study courses may notice that some courses are marked "interactive," some are marked "non-interactive" and some have no indication one way or the other. Many CPAs are concerned about which courses they should select, as well as which courses are considered acceptable CPE for the renewal of their CPA license.

Definition of an interactive course

Interactive continuing professional education (CPE) courses for CPAs are self-study courses that include three elements:

1Course study guide.

2Review exam with 

  • feedback to incorrect responses,
  • reinforcement feedback to correct responses and
  • at least 5 questions per CPE credit hour issued.

3Final exam with

  • a minimum passing grade of at least 70% and
  • at least 5 questions per CPE credit hour issued.

 

What types of courses are classified as "self study"

Self study courses can be

  • fully online,
  • based on books/recordings/videos and paper tests or
  • a combination of offline study materials with online tests.

 

Additional standards for self study CPE courses

There are several other standards for self study CPE programs, regardless of whether they are interactive. The programs must be developed by individuals with an appropriate background and be reviewed by another qualified person.

Courses must indicate:

  • program level,
  • learning objectives,
  • prerequisites,
  • program content,
  • advance preparation and
  • instructional delivery method.

 

Why are some courses interactive, and some are not?

In an effort to increase the effectiveness of self study CPE courses, two national professional organizations issued a Statement on Standards for CPE Programs, which requires that self study CPE courses be "interactive," as defined above.

The standards were issued jointly by the

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and
  • National Association of State Accounting Boards (NASBA),

and became effective for self-study CPE programs published after January 1, 2003.

CPE requirements for CPAs are governed by the state accounting board of the state in which they are licensed-and less than half of the state boards require that self study CPE follow the interactive requirements issued by AICPA/NASBA. Only a handful of states require that the CPE provider be registered with NASBA as an approved sponsor.

 

Who is responsible for selecting appropriate CPE courses?

The CPA is responsible for verifying and meeting the specific CPE requirements of the state board for his or her state of licensure. We also have a summary of our analysis of State Board requirements by state.

superhero_smallestHelp--I can't view the PDF documents

You may need to download and install Adobe Reader.

 

Adobe Reader is a free program that allows you to view PDF documents.

Which FunCPE documents are in PDF format?

  • Our printable exams
  • Certificates of completion
  • Course materials

Click on Get Adobe Reader to download--it just takes a minute. Get Adobe Acrobat Reader-free

You will need to download Adobe Reader only the first time you access a pdf document. Most people already have Adobe Reader and can skip this step.

If you have any other problems accessing our exams, study guides, the IRS publications or any other document on our web site--CALL US!

Our helpful staff is standing by to assist you:

  • Call toll free: 877-7FUNCPE (877-738-6273)
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