CPE Self-Study
CPE Direct
Varies by quarter
Text: 12.0
Earn CPE credit by completing a self-study program developed from topics covered in the Journal of Accountancy. The study guide (shipped to you in March, June, September, and December) contains valuable supporting information, checklists and practice tools that supplement the Journal articles.

CPE On-Demand
AICPA’s online CPE courses will operate in a variety of configurations, but only the configuration described below is supported by our technicians.

A stable and continuous internet connection is required
In order to record your completion of the online learning courses, please ensure you are connected to the internet at all times while taking the course. It is your responsibility to validate that CPE certificate(s) are available within your My Account after successfully completing the course and/or exam. Please contact us at 1.888.777.7077 or service@aicpa.org with any questions or concerns related to your CPE certificate(s).

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Macintosh OS X 10.10 to present
  • Windows 7 to present

Supported Browsers:

  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox

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Note: Your course will be accessible immediately after completing your purchase. Access instructions will be shown on the Order Confirmation Screen and included in your Order Confirmation Email, or click My Account at the top of the page, select My Purchases and then My Online Learning tab.

Technical Support: Please contact service@aicpa.org or use the Contact Us Form.

Product details

Who Will Benefit?

  • CPAs who receive and actively engage with the Journal of Accountancy, or are interested in engaging more with this publication.

Key Topics

  • Current developments in the accounting field
  • How to develop action plans for your practice, clients or company
  • General and specific information about accounting, taxation, management and technology

Learning Objectives

  • Gain practical, in-depth analysis and insight
  • Remain up to date on current developments
  • Identify new issues affecting your practice, clients or company
  • Develop action plans
  • Maintain skill levels in accounting, taxation, management and technology

CPE Direct is a quarterly self-study subscription program based on topics taken directly from the Journal of Accountancy (JofA).

The study guide, shipped to you in March, June, September, and December, is a great way to receive the latest thinking from this essential publication. It combines a variety of content including:
  • JofA articles
  • Checklists
  • Practice tools with a final examination

Successful completion of the exam will earn you up to 12 CPE credits each quarter - that's up to 48 CPE credits per year!

Not currently subscribed to the Journal of Accountancy? Get more information and subscribe.

Release Schedule

Order by: Mail date: First issue:
Feb 15th March 15th 1st Quarter
May 15th June 15th 2nd Quarter
Aug 15th Sep 15th 3rd Quarter
Nov 15th Dec 15th 4th Quarter
Feb 15th March 15th 1st Quarter
*Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery

Important Note: CPE Expiration Policy

In accordance with NASBA Standards, please note that each CPE Direct issue expires one year from their respective mailing date. A two week grace period has been added for each issue to take in account unexpected shipping delays.
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The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

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CPE credits
: 12.0
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