New QAS Self Study Designation - ACT NOW!
The Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards), revised January 2012, raised the standards for all self study providers and eliminated the differences that previously existed between the QAS and Registry self study requirements. Accordingly, NASBA initiated changes to the administration of these programs to offer one designation for self study programs -- QAS Self Study. If you are a current QAS or Registry self study sponsor, there is a transition process to the QAS Self Study designation to ensure that the revised Standards have been implemented with respect to all of your self study program offerings.
Self study programs already in existence as of December 31, 2011, have until March 1, 2014, to be in compliance with the revised Standards. As such, in order to demonstrate compliance by March 1, 2014, sponsors must apply for the QAS Self Study Designation Transition no later than January 1, 2014.
Best Practice Submissions Encouraged
All CPE program sponsors are strongly encouraged to submit best practices information to NASBA for consideration and inclusion in the new Best Practices section of Learning Market.
During the 2011 revisions process of the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (2012) (Standards), the NASBA CPE Task Force discussed ways to provide CPE sponsors supplemental information to assist in the development of CPE programs. As a result, a Best Practices site has been developed. The Best Practices site is intended to provide supplemental information to assist in the development, presentation, measurement and reporting of CPE programs and to share best practices and ideas among CPE program sponsors. It does not represent “interpretations” of the Standards, and therefore, the contents of the Best Practices site are not enforceable or required.