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About the Professional Standards and Responsibilities Requirement

Jul 21, 2011
CPAs holding a practicing license with the ABO must compete the Accountancy Board of Ohio's professional standards and responsibilities CPE requirement.  This three hour requirement is part of the 120 CPE hours that CPAs with a practicing license must obtain every three years.
How does a course meet the professional CPE requirement?

A listing of the requirements is available on LAWriter Ohio Laws and Rules website.

The Society's courses, developed in conjunction with Steve Martin, CPA, JD, MBA and Jerry Esselstein, CPA, is required for those working toward CPA certification in Ohio, but will also meet the requirement for current licensees. These courses include:
  • Fundamentals of Ohio Accountancy Law, Steve Martin, CPA, JD, MBA
    Using short, ethical dilemmas, this program will demonstrate the unique legal and regulatory requirements in Ohio. Presented though lecture and group participation, topics will include integrity and objectivity, the practice of public accounting and requirements of using the CPA designation by individual sand firms in Ohio including continuing education and peer review.

  • Professional Standards and Responsibilities - Ethical Shifts: Interpretations & Actions, Jerry Esselstein, CPA
    Set and manage ethical expectations in all aspects of your career while improving you understanding of how societal shifts in moral and ethical behavior are changing systems, processes and impacting decision making in business today. Integrate ethical concepts and crosschecks into your training, auditing, tax and financial reporting procedures.

  • Professional Standards and Responsibilities - Ethics: Resources, Rules & Reminders, Jerry Esselstein, CPA
    Personal greed, regulation efficacy, risk and reward, Wall Street are all factors that are testing the CPA profession. Are we meeting the challenges of today? Only through a collective commitment to our professional standards will we succeed in meeting today's challenges. Investigate resources and tools available to CPAs to maintain an ethical course and positively influence the behavior of clients and employers.
Effective Sept. 14, 2007, CPA candidates who have passed the exam but are not yet certified will be required to take one of The Ohio Society's programs to be certified in Ohio.

The programs can be take in a live-classroom setting or viewed via the web. Check out the OSCPA Store for a listing of available dates.