Ethics and conducts for California CPAs

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Jason Dinesen, EA

Dinesen Tax & Accounting, P.C.

Before starting this self study program, please go through the instructional document.


  • Purpose of the Code of Ethics
  • California Accountancy Act
  • California Board of Accountancy Rules and Regulations
  • Ethics of Other Professions, Cases, and Current Ethical Problems
  • California Board of Accountancy – Use of the term “Accountant”

Course Description

This specified webinar approved by the California Board of Accountancy for four-hours in ethics satisfied all the requirements for all licensees. The webinar covers identification, requirements, and approaches to ethics. It covers all of the AICPA Code of Ethics and many interpretations of the Code, particularly in the independence area. However this webinar does not satisfy the 2 hour regulatory review requirement. You must take the California Regulatory review course. The California Accountancy Act and the California Board of Accountancy Rules and regulations are examined. 

The webinar covers the following topics:

  • Professional Standards/Pronouncements and Recent Changes and Additions
  • Continuing Education (CE) and CE Reporting Requirements
  • Active/Inactive Status
  • Return to Active Status (Re-entry)
  • Delinquent Status
  • License Cancellation
  • Records Retention

Learning Objectives

  • To recognize the need for Ethics
  • To identify the definitions used in the California Accountancy Act
  • To examine the Practice of Public Accounting in California
  • To recognize the rules and regulations pertaining to ethical conduct
  • To describe Renewal of License requirements

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • Accounting Firm
  • CPA (Industry)
  • Young CPA
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Senior Accountant
  • VP Accounts
  • Cloud Accountants
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Accounting Managers
  • Staff of Accounting Firm