Education Policies

Continuing Education with ASCPA provides a comprehensive learning plan to help develop and grow professionally.  We strive to provide superb customer service and innovative continuing education for ASCPA members and others associated with ASCPA.  ASCPA is registered with the Alabama State Board of Accountancy as a sponsor of continuing professional education.

Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy - Administrative Code - CPE Rules

Pricing

The member rate is available to ASCPA members and members of other state CPA societies.  A premium of $50 is assessed for any nonmembers.  

An early bird registration discount of $25 is available to all registrants up to 10 days prior to each event.  The standard rate will be applied for registrations received within 10 days of the class.  Early bird pricing does not apply to web-based programs.

All AICPA members are eligible for a $30 discount per eight-hour day on all AICPA produced seminars. If you are an AICPA member and register for an AICPA produced seminar (noted in each seminar description), take an additional $30 off per eight-hour day for each AICPA seminar.  This discount is applied automatically to online registrations given that your membership information is updated in our database.

Course Materials

The Alabama Society of CPAs provides electronic course materials for seminars and conferences included in the course registration fee. Materials are distributed by e-mail to registrants with an electronic link to the eManual.  Electronic links will be sent at least 10 days prior to each course. It is your responsibility to maintain a current e-mail address with the ASCPA. If you do not have an e-mail address, you have the option to purchase a book for an additional $40 fee.  

If you prefer to purchase a manual there is an additional fee of $40 for each book.  If you purchase a book, it will be available for pick up at the registration desk on the date of the class. The option to purchase a book is available up to ten days prior to the course date.  Walk-in registrants and those registering between one and ten days before the course will be sent an electronic link to the eManual by default.  “Extra” printed course materials will not be available on site.

Advance Preparation — Internet access is not guaranteed for all class locations. Please download your eManual prior to the class.  Links to the eManuals will be listed with your course registrations here as soon as they are provided by the instructor .

Event Confirmations

You will receive an email confirmation for all ASCPA event registrations. Please review your confirmation for accuracy and any special instructions. If you register less than 48 hours prior to the event, please present your confirmation email to avoid completing an onsite payment form.

When registering online, course confirmations are emailed immediately following online registrations. If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately, your registration was not successful. When registering by mail or fax, a confirmation will be sent via email when your registration has been successfully processed. In the event that your confirmation is not received within 2-3 days, please contact our office.

Course Cancellations

Courses may be cancelled by ASCPA one week prior to the course date if they fail to meet the minimum attendance requirement. In the event of a cancellation, you will be notified by phone and given the option of transferring to another course or receiving a full refund.

Registrant Transfers, Cancellations and Substitutions 

There is no fee for cancellations or transfers made more than ten days prior to the event. Cancellations or transfers made one to ten business days before the event will incur a $25 administrative fee. Those made the day of (or after) the event forfeit the entire registration fee and materials.

A participant may substitute his/her registration to another member. Substitutions will incur a $25 administrative fee. If a nonmember will be participating in the place of a member, a $50 nonmember fee will be due.

Webinar and Webcast Cancellation Policies

Cancellations made one business day prior to the event or after will forfeit the entire registration fee and materials.

Refunds

ASCPA issues refunds within 10 days of the cancellation minus an administrative fee of $25. Please reference the transfers, cancellations and substitutions section for more details. ASCPA can also transfer the balance to the appropriate account (person or firm) to be held for future ASCPA purchases.  This money on account will expire each year on April 30th. Cancellations or transfers made one to ten business days before the event will incur a $25 administrative fee.

Communication Devices

To maintain a productive learning environment for participants, unnecessary distractions within the classroom must be avoided. All disruptive communication devices are prohibited from ASCPA CPE courses.  If you need to take a call, please leave the CPE classroom and be prepared for your CPE credit hours to be adjusted.

No Smoking

The ASCPA is dedicated to providing a comfortable and productive learning environment for all participants. This goal can be achieved through ongoing efforts to protect nonsmokers and to help participants adjust to smoking restrictions. Smoking is prohibited in all ASCPA CPE programs. “Smoking permitted” areas shall include areas allowed by the facility or outside the classrooms.

Special Accommodations

In accordance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), the ASCPA will try to reasonably accommodate anyone disabled and in need of special services. Please indicate on the registration form if registering by mail or fax and if you register online please contact our office and someone from the ASCPA staff will contact you. Please call our office if you have special food requirements.

Dress Recommendations

Attire is business casual. Participants may want to wear layered clothing to allow for comfort throughout the day, as the temperature in the meeting room fluctuates.

Inclement Weather

If the weather warrants any concern for your travel safety, or if you wish to verify that your course will be held as scheduled, please call ASCPA at (800) 227-1711. You will have the option of attending the event when (or if) it is rescheduled or registering for another event at the time of cancellation.  If the event is rescheduled due to inclement weather and you are unable to attend the rescheduled event or another event, ASCPA will issue a full refund.  If the event has not been cancelled and you are unable to travel due to inclement weather, you must notify ASCPA within 24 hours of the scheduled event. Cancellations will not be accepted after the event. If you do not attend the event or fail to call ASCPA on the day of the event, you will forfeit your entire fee.

Complaint Resolution

Complaints about the course content and presentation should be addressed on the evaluation form given for the class.  All other complaints, including those about administrators or discussion leaders should be sent to:

ASCPA
PO Box 242987
Montgomery, Alabama  36124-2987

Registration Forms

You may download our registration form and mail it in with payment.. Only one registration form per person, please. You may print or copy as many forms as you need.

CPE Registration Form

CPE Catalog (includes registration form)


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Jessica Roberts

Vice President of Education
jroberts@ascpa.org
334.386.5766

Ashley Peters
apeters@ascpa.org
334.386.5763

Matthew Berube
mberube@ascpa.org

Corena Cottles
ccottles@ascpa.org
334.386.5764

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