CPE Policies

CPE Moves to Virtual

Due to a rise in COVID-19 indicators, as well as travel restrictions with several instructors, the Nebraska Society of CPAs is moving all scheduled in-person CPE courses to virtual webcasts through December 31, 2021.

At this point in time, the Society plans to hold both the Fall CPE Conference, scheduled for October 28-29, 2021, and Vern Hoven’s Two-Day Federal Tax Update, scheduled for December 6-7, 2021, in person at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in La Vista, as the size of this facility will allow for proper social distancing. Should speaker travel restrictions become an issue, these programs are also subject to change to virtual.

We look forward to offering several in-person classes in 2022. Until then, please join us online for outstanding learning opportunities!

Discounts & Fees

CPE Pricing

Society Membership Discounts
The Society offers Early Bird Pricing for individuals attending a Nebraska Society event. Standard Pricing goes into effect 30 days prior to the event.

Course & Conference Fees
The fee for the conference or course is listed in each course. Unless otherwise noted, fees include all instructional costs and materials.

NESCPA Goes Paperless

CPE Materials

The Society will only provide electronic materials (ematerials) in 2021 and beyond. Printed manuals will no longer be distributed onsite.

Why the new approach?

  • Doing so allows you to have the most current information. The PDF file made available 2-3 business days prior to the course will include the most up-to-date information.
  • Going paperless eliminates the need to store or collect bulky manuals in your office or at home.
  • Instead of flipping through multiple printed pages to find a definition, act, or rule, you can easily search for a keyword or phrase for immediate results.
  • Going paperless is environmentally friendly.

What if I want a printed copy of the manual?
If you would like a printed copy, click the download ematerials from the My Upcoming CPE section of the NESCPA website and print it prior to the course.

When can I download my eMaterials?
Your ematerials will be available to download 2-3 business days prior to the course. You will receive an email alerting you when ematerials are available for download. Be sure to whitelist society@nescpa.org. Because Internet quality cannot be guaranteed at some facilities, we recommend you download your ematerials prior to arriving at the course location. 

How can I view the downloaded eMaterials?
eMaterials can be viewed on your laptop, tablet or favorite electronic device.  You also can print them prior to the course and bring them with you. Although electrical access will be available to charge your device at the course location, we recommend having your device fully charged prior to arriving.

How will ematerials be formatted?
All ematerials are provided in a PDF. We recommend having Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat, Version 7.0 or higher.

What options are available to annotate (take electronic notes) in my ematerials?
You can annotate your ematerials using the following:

  • Adobe Acrobat Version 7.0 or higher.
  • Free PDF annotation software such as Nitro or many others available in your app store.
  • iPad - users with iOS 11 or newer can annotate within the iBooks application that comes standard on all devices. Those with an older iOS should purchase iAnnotate or another annotate app to use with their ematerials.
  • Kindle Fire - users must purchase an app such as ezPDF or another annotate app in order to access bookmarks and annotation.

NOTE:  If materials have been scanned, highlighting and commenting will not be accessible.

May I share my ematerials with others?
All ematerials are copyrighted and permission to download or print is granted exclusively to the paid attendee.

Can I buy the materials without attending the course?
With the exception of the “Audits of Nebraska School Districts” (ASD) course, course materials are not sold separately. 

confirmations, no shows & cancellations

CPE Registration

Confirmations
You should receive a registration confirmation two days prior to the course. Any registrant may substitute another individual for his or her registration up to the beginning of the first morning session of the course.

No Shows
Those who register for a course and do not attend are responsible for the course fee and will receive the course materials. If there is a balance due, a link to the materials will be provided once the balance due has been paid in full.

Cancellations
The Society may cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances beyond the Society’s control. In these cases, the registrant will be given the option to receive a refund or transfer the amount paid to a different Society-sponsored course.

If the course is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the Society office staff will contact each registrant at least five days prior to the course.

In the case of inclement weather, the Society office staff will contact each registrant as soon as possible by email or phone. All cancellations will also be posted on the Society website.

If a registrant needs to cancel his/her course registration, a written cancellation notice must be received in the Society office by email, mail, or fax (402-476-8731).

Cancellations received in the Society office five working days prior to the course date will receive a full refund. A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from the full refund for those cancelling two to four working days prior to the course date. Except in special circumstances, refunds will not be granted to those attempting to cancel registrations less than two full working days prior to the course date.

We Are Here to Help!

Specific Needs

Please notify the office at 402-476-8482 or kelly@nescpa.org at least one week prior to an event if you have any special dietary requirements (for full-day courses) or other specific needs; we will do our best to accommodate you.

Event details

Location Information

Parking
Parking is generally provided with event fees. If the event is held at Mahoney State Park, be sure to sign the sign-in sheet at the information booth at the park entrance to obtain the daily mandatory parking pass. Review your registration confirmation for parking specifics.

Lodging
Special lodging rates may be available for in-person courses. Please contact Kelly at the Society office at 402-476-8482 or kelly@nescpa.org.

What to Wear
Business casual attire is recommended for in-person courses. Because meeting room temperatures are difficult to control, we recommend dressing in layers to ensure comfort.

Get the credit you deserve

CPE Credit

Attendance Verification
At the conclusion of in-person CPE events, a CPE attendance verification form will be distributed for all attendees to sign. The Nebraska Society office can only verify attendance if the form has been signed. For all Society conferences, an attendance form is included with the conference manual for the attendee’s completion.

All webcast courses use a form of online prompt during the broadcast for verification of attendance.

Society-Sponsored Courses
All courses listed as In-Person CPEConferences, and NESCPA Webcasts in the CPE Catalog have been submitted to and approved by the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy for recommended CPE credit. CPE certificates may be downloaded for each course attended through the My CPE Tracker. The My CPE Tracker also allows you to download annual CPE transcripts at any time, and to include self-entered CPE courses to your transcript.

After the course

Evaluations

Evaluations will be emailed to all attendees after every CPE course and conference. The Society CPE Committee, instructors, and staff take your comments and concerns seriously, as we strive to provide you with high-quality, cost-effective education. In addition to completing your evaluation, you may also email kelly@nescpa.org with comments and concerns.

No Endorsement

Disclaimer

The information and suggestions presented at courses and conferences sponsored by the Nebraska Society of CPAs are subject to constant change and, therefore, should only serve as a foundation for further investigation and study. Further, any forms presented at such courses or conferences are samples only and are not necessarily authoritative. All information, procedures, and forms contained or used in such seminars or conferences should be carefully reviewed and should serve as a guide for use in specific situations. Speakers and discussion leaders are expressing their own views, or those of event authors. Such views and opinions have not been approved or endorsed by the Nebraska Society of CPAs.

Every member. Every day.

Questions?

Contact us at 402-476-8482 or society@nescpa.org.