Professionalism: Ethics, rules and standards for new CPAS

Knowing and adhering to a code of ethics is a key aspect of being a professional. This course explores how ethical responsibilities can be applied in your day-to-day professional activities.

Event Details

Location and date:
Online (English) On-Demand Event

Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC) and its members and students share responsibilities related to the CPABC Code of Professional Conduct (the Code). Through reviewing the requirements of the Code, this course explores how these responsibilities can be applied in your day-to-day professional activities. This course contains material that members of the profession are required to know.

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7 CPD hour(s)
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You will learn about:

  • the ethical behaviour expected of professionals and, in particular, CPAs
  • how your behaviour demonstrates your ethical commitment
  • how the accounting profession has responded to the public’s concerns about ethics
  • the obligations of CPABC as a self-governing organization of professionals
  • the Code’s links with other standards for CPAs
  • tools for resolving challenges in making ethical decisions
  • who you can contact for help and support
  • continuing professional development as an ethical expectation

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

Important information

This material is provided for educational purposes only. It cannot provide you with answers for every situation that arises; however, knowing the Code provides you with a touchstone against which you must assess situations to ensure that you actually put the requirements into practice. Though the materials have been prepared with care, errors or mistakes may have inadvertently occurred. If the publisher (CPABC) is advised, efforts will be made to correct the material.

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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:

CPA Canada Professional Learning and Development Customer Service
Tel: 1-888-337-3242


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