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THE SMOKE DETECTOR: Indiana Continues to Lead in Ethics Education

As you know we have an ethics requirement as part of our continuing professional education. Ideally this education is not simply to see if we can sit in a room for a period of time to get credit

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THE SMOKE DETECTOR: Moving Toward a New Learning Model

Indiana became the first state to allow competency-based education to count toward CPA license renewal...It is important to note the rule change does not eliminate hours-based education for ethics

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THE SMOKE DETECTOR: What is Competency-Based Training?

For a few years now we have been hearing from the Indiana CPA Society about the need for competency-based training

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THE SMOKE DETECTOR: Digital Badges Demonstrate Competency

The EBP program is based on the AICPA Competency Framework: Employee Benefit Plan Auditing and focuses on common deficiency areas in practice, including those revealed in the recent Department of Labor’s Audit Quality Study

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THE SMOKE DETECTOR: Proposed Replacement CPA Exam Section Sounds Familiar

It should: The educational offerings of the CPA Center of Excellence ® are based on the same concepts

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THE SMOKE DETECTOR: Technical vs. Soft Skills - What Employers Are Looking For

The CPA Center of Excellence ® has interactive online, competency-based courses on six of the most important soft skills, with a seventh on Ethics to be available soon. I tested the Ethics course and have taken the Leadership course, and found these competency-based courses to be the best professional education I’ve ever experienced

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THE SMOKE DETECTOR: Upcoming Changes to the CPA Exam Revisited

They need to be able to form conclusions in basic areas and identify issues in more complex and riskier areas…” As a result, multiple choice will decrease from about 60% to 50% and task-based problems will increase proportionately

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THE SMOKE DETECTOR: Exceptional Leadership is More Than A Title

It is one of the modules that qualifies for 8 hours of CPE thanks to the partnership between the Indiana CPA Society and the Indiana Board of Accountancy that resulted in the competency-based learning pilot program

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