CPE Self-Study
Becoming an AICPA Peer Review Team or Review Captain
Online: 9.0
Learn the foundation of an effective peer review engagement in this two-part online course.

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Who Will Benefit?

  • Those who wish to become peer review team captain certified.

Key Topics

  • Evaluation of a firm's system of quality control
  • Steps in a peer review engagement
  • Writing peer review reports
  • Assisting firms in preparing letters of response
  • Planning and conducting the exit conference
  • The role and qualifications of the peer reviewer in system and engagement reviews
  • Objectives and requirements related to peer reviews in a peer review program
  • Engagement reviews and their distinct differences from system reviews

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish between the processes to effectively plan system and engagement peer reviews
  • Identify steps needed to understand a firm's system of quality control
  • Identify the differences between the various types of peer review reports
  • Select different recommendations for follow-up action to the administering entity
  • Identify the impact and effect that organizational issues have on a firm's system of quality control

Become a certified peer review team captain!

Learn the foundation of an effective peer review engagement and evaluation of a firm's system of quality control under the AICPA Practice-Monitoring Program. As a future team and/or review captain, you will learn to successfully plan for, perform, and report on both system and engagement reviews.

This two-part course features an online self-study module and a group-study course entitled Becoming an AICPA Peer Review Team or Review Captain: Case Study Application. Completion of both parts is required to become certified as a peer review team captain. Once you have completed the self-study online, you should register for the group study course. For more information, call 800.634.6780, Option 1, or email aicpalearning@aicpa.org.

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CPE credits
: 9.0
NASBA Field of Study
Working knowledge and experience with the Statements on Quality Control Standards
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QAS Self-Study
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