Learning on the go: Meet your 2017 CPD requirements online

From podcasts to virtual classrooms and online courses, there are multiple ways to meet your 2017 CPD requirements online and on the go.

Smart business leaders know that continuing professional development (CPD) is the cornerstone of any career. This is especially true if you’re a CPA and need to keep pace with changing technologies, shifting policies and innovations in business, accounting and finance. CPD can also refresh foundational competencies such as ethics and leadership, providing you with the confidence you need to build client trust.

As 2017 comes to a close — and schedules get overrun with end-of-year deadlines and holiday festivities — completing your necessary CPD hours sometimes takes a back seat. Well, we’re here to help. If you are unable to attend conferences or in-person courses, we have several online learning options to ensure you can complete your hours, wherever you are. Listed below are the podcasts, virtual classrooms, online courses and certificate options currently available before year-end.


We’re excited to bring you a new way to learn. Listen while you’re commuting or strolling through a park on your lunch break. $99 gives you access to six episodes of engaging, relevant content. Each podcast series is worth 2 CPD hours.

Ethics and Governance
Ethics is at the core of every CPA’s professional reputation. Explore a wide range of ethical and governance issues affecting CPAs across sectors.

Leadership and Performance Management
Discover just how critical leadership skills and performance management are for a successful CPA career.

IT and Innovation
Explore the latest tech opportunities and challenges affecting CPAs across sectors, and learn to capitalize on new innovations that can increase efficiency.


With a virtual classroom, you get the benefits of a peer learning environment and the convenience of participating from your home or office. Our virtual classrooms allow you to connect with fellow CPAs and subject-matter experts to ask questions, share ideas and participate in real time. Each virtual classroom is worth 3 CPD hours.

How to Ensure Financial Stability Through Analytical Decision Making | December 7, 2017
Making analytical decisions based on robust financial information is key to financial success and sustainability. Learn how to create better strategic forecasts for organizations and improve cash flow management.

Effective Operational Planning and Budgeting | December 8, 2017
Effective budgeting and operational planning are the backbone of sustainable and profitable business models. Enhance your strategic skills and dig deeper into the role of successful operational and financial planning.

How to Protect Your Organization from Cyberattacks in Today’s Digital World | December 12, 2017
Explore some of the most prominent cybersecurity issues facing businesses today as you learn how to protect organizational assets from cyber threats, focusing on malware and common IT deficiencies.


From specialized courses for CPAs in different practice areas to specific subjects such as cybersecurity and HST/GST, our 2017 online courses are built for utility. The ability to complete these courses at your own pace is an added bonus. Online courses range from 3 to 15 CPD hours.


2018 is coming fast, so keep your career moving forward and be sure to fulfill your annual CPD requirements before year-end. Register now to take advantage of these diverse online learning options and explore other products in our continuing education portfolio.


Any other options you’d like to take advantage of for CPD? Post a comment below.

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