Essence of professionalism: Ethics, rules and standards

This course explores ethical codes and how ethical responsibilities can be applied in your day-to-day professional activities as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

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Location and date:
Online On-Demand Event

Knowing and adhering to a code of ethics is an important part of being a professional accountant. This online course covers material from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) Code of Professional Conduct, including practical exercises and valuable insights about applied ethics.

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Members, $249; Non-members, $299

7 CPD hour(s)
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You will learn about:

  • ethical behaviour and professional expectations
  • public concerns about ethics and the accounting profession
  • how CPABC's Code links with other standards for CPAs
  • tools to resolve challenges in ethical decision-making
  • who you can contact for help and support
  • continuing professional development as an ethical expectation

The course relies on CPABC’s Code of Professional Conduct. Please note that if you are a member from a province other than British Columbia, there may be some differences between this code of conduct and your provincial CPA body’s code of conduct. You are responsible for reviewing and complying with your own provincial requirements.

Notice for CPABC Members:

New CPA, CGAs of CPABC must complete this course (or the equivalent in-person course offered by CPABC) within the first full calendar year of membership as a condition of membership. Other CPABC members and non-members are welcome to take this course.

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Session Descriptions

Module 1: Personal behaviour and professionalism

Module 2: Obligations and ethical governance in CPABC

Module 3: Ethical theories and an overview of the Code

Quiz 1

Module 4: Interpreting the Code

Module 5: Converting expectations into actions

Module 6: Your commitment to professional (and ethical) development

Quiz 2



Please contact:

Member Development and Support
Tel: 1-800-268-3793