By Marc Rosenberg
I cringe when CPAs use “‘training”’ and “‘CPE”’ synonymously.
- CPE coursework is often reactive, taken to maintain a CPA license. It may or may not educate. It may or may not be the type of education an individual needs. Many look upon CPE as a nuisance to be complied with. The smaller the firm and the older the CPA, the more likely this is the case.
- Training is primarily proactive, undertaken to expand a person’s knowledge, performance and capabilities. The training is in alignment with what the person needs to do the job and provide value to the firm and its clients.
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