Your early registration for all in-person programs is necessary to ensure we have adequate seating and program materials. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis and programs frequently reach capacity well before the program date—so don’t wait to secure your spot!
Not a planner? Our online learning programs may be a great solution. You can register up to the start of the program—we never run out of room and always have materials.
FOUR EASY WAYS TO REGISTER:
- Secure Online Registrations: Our CPE & Events Catalog allows you to register by credit card 24/7.
- Mail: Send your completed registration form with check (payable to NCACPA) or credit card information to: NCACPA Experience Support, PO Box 80188, Raleigh, NC 27623.
- Phone: Registrations may be made between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm by calling 800-469-1352. Phone registrations must be charged to your credit card.
- Fax: To register 24 hours a day, seven days a week, fax your completed registration form with credit card information to 919-378-2000.
Currently unavailable while our office is closed due to COVID-19.
NCACPA accepts MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.
Note: NCACPA is required to maintain proper records of exempt transactions and provide those records to North Carolina Department of Revenue, when requested. If your organization is exempt from sales tax, please call our Experience Support Team directly for your registration by calling 800-469-1352. A form E595E or E585E will need to be provided at time of payment.
Conference Registrations: When registering, please select concurrent sessions and optional events to ensure seating is available.
NCACPA is dedicated to ensuring our association is inclusive and provides accessible training opportunities to our learners. We are committed to ensuring all leaners and other constituents in the profession or joining the profession, including those with disabilities, have access to NCACPA’s educational materials, learning programs, and services. This commitment is maintained in accordance with applicable law.
To request ADA accommodations related to NCACPA’s educational materials, learning programs, and services, please email a member of our Experience Support Team at [email protected] or call 800-469-1352.
- As part of our ongoing commitment to great customer service, NCACPA will do our best to accommodate request made for learning programs when made 5-7 business days prior to the event date and will always do so where legally required. Accommodation requests will be handled in a timely manner, and a member of our Professional Development Team will follow-up prior to the event date to confirm your request. Please note, closed captioning arrangements have been pre-arranged for the one-hour and two-hour Professional Ethics and Conduct and eight-hour Accountancy Law Ethics courses.
- NCACPA is currently engaging with a consultant to make inclusive improvements to website and learning opportunities. Please direct any suggestions on how to improve our accessibility to [email protected]. We sincerely appreciate and encourage your feedback.
Online Registrations: The event confirmation will be delivered immediately following the completed transaction.
Mail, Phone, or Fax Registrations: The event confirmation will be sent via email when your registration has been successfully processed by a Experience Support Representative.
If you do not receive an email confirmation within one business day, please call Experience Support at 800-469-1352. You will receive a confirmation form via email (fax upon request) for all NCACPA event registrations.
Please review your confirmation for accuracy and any special instructions. Please bring your confirmation form with you to expedite the registration process. If you register less than two business days prior to the event, you must present your confirmation form to avoid completing an onsite payment form.
Registration fees must be paid in full in order to receive an event confirmation. NCACPA will not place a registration “on hold.” Fees for CPE events include program material(s), refreshment breaks and/or meals.
The early bird rate* is available for all in-person programs until two weeks prior to the event date. The regular rate will be applied to registrations received within two weeks of the program.
NCACPA is offering the member price to Other CPA State Society members. If you have any questions, please contact NCACPA Experience Support.
*Early Bird pricing does not apply to online learning programs.
The member rate is available to NCACPA members only.**
Not a member? Learn more about NCACPA membership options.
**Conference exceptions: Some events may have partnership agreements with other organizations; therefore, members of the partnering organization will be eligible for the NCACPA member rate. For example, members of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits may attend the Not-For-Profit Accounting Conference at the member rate.
CPE SELECT PASS
The CPE Select pass is nonrefundable and available only for NCACPA members. The price is applicable for one user and includes unlimited access (on a calendar-year basis) to qualifying on-demand and webinar programs, but excludes webcasts, “hot topic” webinars, and on-demand Ethics programs. All eligible programs for the CPE Select pass will be marked in our online catalog and in promotions. Licensed CPAs who elect the student membership status must provide proof of enrollment in an advanced degree.
Membership is required to view programs included in the CPE Select pass. Early-bird pricing runs January 1 through May 31, and regular pricing runs June 1 through December 31. Please test your system to ensure you have the proper components installed. NCACPA is not liable for third-party service outages that may occur.
NOTE: Please register for December CPE programs before 12/31 to avoid any unforeseen technology issues.
NCACPA understands that circumstances arise causing our learners to change their plans. Our approach to cancellations and transfers is to provide the most flexibility to our end users, while also ensuring costs incurred by NCACPA are covered. This policy covers our approach related to in-person and virtual events.
Virtual events are online learning-based programs viewed entirely online and include webcasts, virtual conferences, OnDemand and self-study courses.
Webcasts and Virtual Conferences: Cancellations or transfers made one business day prior to the event will result in a credit with NCACPA for the full amount of the registration. Those made after the program will forfeit the entire registration fee and materials.
On Demand and Self-Study: Cancellations or transfer requests made after the program has been accessed will forfeit the entire registration fee and materials.
PLEASE NOTE: If you experience technical difficulty during a web-based program, you must contact NCACPA within 72 business hours of the program in order to transfer to a different program or receive a credit with NCACPA for the full amount of the registration.
In-Person Registrations, Conferences, Seminars & Other Events
Cancellations or transfers made one to five business days before the event will incur an administrative fee of approximately 30% to cover costs incurred by NCACPA with the event venue. Transfers may be subject to additional fee adjustments. Substitutions must be made one to five days in advance of the program and are subject to fee adjustments. Registrants who have reserved a hotel room in NCACPA’s room block related to an event will be liable for the total cost of the room according to the hotels room cancelation policy.
The CPE Select pass is non-refundable. NCACPA is not liable for third-party service outages that may occur. In order to successfully complete your CPE hours by the 12/31 deadline, please plan your CPE before 12/31 to avoid any unforeseen technology issues.
CANCELLATIONS AND TRANSFERS
NCACPA’s Experience Support will assist registrants with cancellations and transfers and is open Monday–Friday from 8:00 am–5:00 pm. Please call 800-469-1352 to speak to a representative, or if it is outside of business hours, please leave a voicemail or email [email protected].
For all events, program no-shows forfeit their entire registration fee and materials. To avoid being considered a no-show, please contact the NCACPA Experience Support Center at 800-469-1352 or email [email protected] before the date of the event.
You may substitute another individual if you are unable to attend a program. If you are registered for any multiple-day event, substitutions are allowed for the entire event only. (Please note: Non-members substituting for NCACPA members will be subject to the non-member rate.) Registrants can reach NCACPA’s Experience Support Center regarding substitutions at least one business day prior to the start of the event via phone (800-469-1352) or email [email protected]. Messages may be left 24 hours a day.
Registrants receiving a credit with NCACPA for the amount of an event registration have 365 days from the date the credit is issued to use it. Credits may be applied to future CPE-related programs, NCACPA membership and other NCACPA-related events. If credits are not used within 365 days, the credit amount will be deemed to be forfeited and contributed to the NC CPA Foundation.
NCACPA sponsors a variety of CPE events of which, start and end times can vary. Please refer to the CPE & Events Catalog or your confirmation form for specific schedules. Check in for all in-person events begins ½ hour prior to course start time. Also, be sure to allow enough time for traffic, parking, and check-in. If you should arrive late or depart early, you must adjust your CPE credit accordingly.
Should the weather warrant any concern for your travel safety and you want to verify if a particular event or meeting will be held as scheduled, visit the NCACPA website, ncacpa.org and look for an announcement on the homepage or call the NCACPA office at 919-469-1040, Ext. 122 or 800-722-2836, Ext. 122, for a recorded message. Both options are active 24 hours a day. When inclement weather results in the cancellation of a class, we will attempt to notify you as soon as possible via email and will include local news station information. As you know, inclement weather can strike quickly and may prevent us from making contact with all participants. Please make sure your email address and phone number is updated to ensure you receive inclement weather notifications.
We are confident you will receive high-quality instruction from our professional speakers. However, even the best instructors appreciate constructive and candid feedback, an essential tool for self-improvement. Online evaluations will be emailed at the conclusion of in-person programs. A summary letter containing participant comments is provided to the speakers after the program. Individual names are not shared with speakers to ensure confidentiality. Comments are also shared with the planning committees/task forces, meeting facilities, and catering companies.
Below is a summary of key North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners (State Board) regulations. Complete list of North Carolina State Board of Accountancy rules.
All active North Carolina CPAs are required to complete 40 hours of CPE by December 31 of each year. CPE must annually include 50 minutes of ethics and conduct taken from a provider listed on the NASBA National Registry of CPE sponsors. The Board does not approve specific CPE courses and no longer registers providers.
CARRY FORWARD CPE
When a CPA has completed more than the required number of CPE hours in one calendar year, the extra hours, not to exceed 20 hours, may be carried forward and treated as hours earned in the following year. Please note that carry-forward hours may not be used to satisfy the ethics CPE requirement. You may access your carry-forward CPE hours, via the State Board’s website Licensee Search function.
NCACPA has all your information stored in one easy-to-access location. Go to your ‘Learning Record’, click on the Print CPE Transcript button, enter the four-digit year you desire, and click ‘Go.’ Remember, your current year course transcript may not be complete until January 31.
If you don’t know or have misplaced your log-in information, please call our Experience Support Center at 800-469-1352 before creating a new account. This will avoid duplicate records.
Calculating CPE Hours
Effective for CPE Earned July 1, 2015, or Later
CPE hours must be calculated in accordance with the State Board’s rule on the computation of CPE credits.
Group-Live Programs (In-person or Group Internet Based—Webcast/Webinar): A contact hour shall be 50 minutes of instruction and one-half contact hour shall be equal to 25 minutes of instruction. No credit shall be allowed for a segment unless the participant completes the entire segment. Participants are expected to adjust their credits should they arrive late and/or leave early, or spend time outside the classroom/online viewer during program instruction.
Self-Study: CPE credit for a self-study course shall be given based on the average number of contact hours needed to complete the course. The average completion time shall be allowed for CPE credit. A sponsor shall determine on the basis of pre-tests or NASBA word count formula the average number of contact hours of course material it takes to complete a course. A contact hour shall be 50 minutes and one-half contact hour shall be 25 minutes of course material. No self-study course may contain fewer than 25 minutes of course material.
CPE credit shall not be granted for a self-study course if the material that the CPA must study to take the examination is not designed for CPE purposes. This includes periodicals, guides, magazines, subscription services, books, reference manuals, and supplements which contain an examination to test the comprehension of the material read.