How do I get my Certificate?
Upon full completion of your self-study program your certificate will be available immediately after passing the final exam with a score of 70% or better.
Your certificate for attending a webinar will be available within 24 hours after verification that you were engaged for a minimum of 75% of the attendance checks.
All past certificates will be accessible by logging into your cpeconnect.net account, clicking on “My Account”, then Dashboard.
What is the difference between a self-study and webinar course?
Self-study is designed for the user to take at their own pace, on their own time. No live instructor is present and an exam is required to earn credit. A webinar is scheduled for a specific date and time and during the presentation, attendance checks are used to monitor participant engagement. No exam is required.
How do I attend a self-study program?
The first is to purchase the course by clicking the TAKE THIS COURSE button, found inside the course description. You will receive a confirming email upon completion of the is step. You can now find this course, ready to take, in MY ACCOUNT. Each course includes Lessons, 1 lesson for each CPE hour. The actual of time may vary with each lesson, but combined, they will equal the stated CPE hours in the course description. After each lesson, you are required to answer a minimum of 3 review questions, which are not graded, but designed only to test your knowledge of the content of the lesson. After completing each lesson, clicking on the CONTINUE button will take you to the next step.
Once you have completed ALL of the lessons and review questions, you will be prompted to take the FINAL EXAM and EVALUTATION QUIZ. After completing these steps, your certificate is available.
What is the minimum passing grade for a self-study exam?
A minimum score of 70% is required to earn a certificate of completion.
How long do I have to complete a self-study course?
The exam and course materials are valid one year from the purchase date, although we encourage you to complete the course within 30 days of purchase, due to the time-sensitivity of many of our tax related programs.
Is a test required to verify my participation in a webinar?
No. Webinars are considered to be LIVE presentations and therefore, no exam is required. However, individual attendees must respond to attendance checks throughout the program.
How many attendance checks do I need to obtain full credit for a webinar?
You must respond to at least 75% of the attendance checks to receive full credit, otherwise your CPE credit will be reduced.
When will my certificate be available after attending a webinar?
Usually within in 24-48 hours. You certificate will be initially be emailed to you, but will also be available in your Dashboard once you log into your account.
Are there course materials provided?
Yes. Course materials are available and printable once you purchase any self-study or webinar program and are accessible prior to taking or attending a program.