Ethics and Professional Conduct for Washington CPAs 2023


This 4-hour course is designed to meet the 4-hour Ethics CPE requirement for Washington State CPAs as outlined by the Washington State Board of Accountancy. This course covers the Washington State Public Accountancy Act and the Board's rules and policies. It also discusses the AICPA Code of Conduct and the key differences between Washington State law and the AICPA Code of Conduct.

This course has been approved by the Washington State Board of Accountancy as meeting the minimum requirements of WAC 4-30-134(6).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • understand Public Accountancy Act of Washington State
  • understand the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) as they pertain to CPAs
  • apply statutes and rules to your professional life
  • understand how the AICPA code of Conduct pertains to your professional life
  • understand the differences between AICPA Professional Code of Conduct and Washington State Law

Designed For

Washington State CPAs to meet the 4-hour Ethics requirement.

Advanced Preparation


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