The Six Rules To Get the Most Out of CPE

Ed Mendlowitz CPA The Practice Doctor Q and AIt’s not just to line trainers’ pockets.

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By Ed Mendlowitz
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QUESTION: Like every CPA I need to take continuing education courses. However most of what I take

  • are not relevant to me,
  • are things I know or
  • are things I don’t really want to know.

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Also, many of the speakers are boring. Yet, CPE is big business. Are there any suggestions you can give me to get better use of that time?

ANSWER: I am willing to bet your practice is also in a rut and is stagnating. The purpose of CPE is to help us become more effective, to grow, to be introduced to areas we are not familiar with and to keep us updated in what we do. You can approach CPE as you do, which is as a chore, or as I do, which is as an opportunity.

Here are some tips: