FICPA Complimentary CPE

FREE CPE: Join us for Virtual Advocacy Day and four more free CPE opportunities

Your FICPA membership comes with more than 30 hours of FREE CPE credits each year, and we encourage you to make the most of your benefit!

Our next complimentary course is scheduled for Monday, April 19, when we present Virtual Advocacy Day, an interactive afternoon of politics, advocacy and education. 

You'll find more information below, in addition to details on three more FREE CPE opportunities later this year.

Click each link to register for these complimentary courses.

Virtual Advocacy Day

Monday, April 19 | 12:30-4:30 p.m.

If you’re looking to master the ins and outs of the political process and directly appeal to our state lawmakers on behalf of the CPA profession, then join us on Monday, April 19, for Virtual Advocacy Day. 

We’re hosting an interactive afternoon of politics, advocacy and education, connecting you with state legislators and giving you the opportunity to advance the issues that directly impact the CPA profession. 

You’ll hear from the Florida Legislature’s three certified public accountants – Sen. Joe Gruters, Rep. Mike Caruso, and Rep. Cyndi Stevenson – Florida's chief financial officer Jimmy Patronis, the Florida Chamber of Commerce's Dr. Jerry Parrish and a host of key leaders from the House and Seante. 

As you follow along with each session, you’ll also interact with us in real time on social media, as we all learn from our state’s leaders and help them understand what’s most important to our members all across the state. 

Click here to register!

Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Planning

Tuesday, April 27 | 11 a.m. ET

Sponsored by: Coaxis

Disaster comes in many forms, from hurricanes, fire and flooding, to other types of unforeseen business interruptions. Does your CPA firm have a plan in place to access and recover your IT infrastructure to maintain daily business operations? Learn how an IT business continuity and disaster recovery plan can protect your CPA firm from financial risk and client disruption.

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Serving Clients in Financial Distress – How CPAs Can Provide Value-Added Advice Through Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors (“ABC”)

Tuesday, June 22 | 11 a.m. ET

Sponsored by: Michael Moecker and Associates

CPAs hold “trusted advisor” status for many of their clients. When clients face financial distress or problems with their banks, CPAs often get the first call for help from their clients. The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the economic landscape to the point where thousands of businesses are trying to navigate through turbulent times. Tragically, some businesses won’t survive, and the CPA will naturally be asked, "What should I do?"

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Choosing a Data Hosting Platform

July 28 | 11 a.m. ET

Sponsored by: Coaxis

The right data hosting platform can remove the complexities of federal and industry compliances, curb the demands of information technology (IT) infrastructure, minimize the threat of cybercrime, and is typically less expensive then owning and operating a premise-based server. What are the questions you need to ask, and what are the components you need to look for, when choosing a data hosting provider?

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Cybersecurity: State of the Industry and How to Protect Your Business

Oct. 21 | 11 a.m. ET

Sponsored by: Coaxis

Cybersecurity threats are getting stronger and coming from more directions than ever before. The consequences of cybercrimes such as data theft, ransomware and computer hacks can be staggering, from the loss of customer data and other protected information to the costs associated with strengthening an infrastructure’s security and repairing a damaged reputation. How vulnerable is your firm?

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