Exposure Draft Available for Comment
On May 19, 2015, NASBA and the AICPA issued proposed revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards) for public comment. Published jointly by NASBA and the AICPA, the Standards provide a framework for the development, presentation, measurement and reporting of CPE programs.
Last revised in 2012, among the most significant of the proposed revisions is the addition of nano-learning and blended learning, two new delivery methods for continuing professional education programs. The proposed Standards also require CPE providers to maintain the license information and status of CPA, tax attorney and/or enrolled agent used in the development of accounting, auditing and tax programs. Additionally, the program descriptive materials must now be maintained for all programs, regardless of the field of study classification.