CPE for Accounting & Tax

Accounting, Finance, and Tax Professionals simply must stay on top of key legal and regulatory changes, while also ensuring they earn the continuing education credits needed to be compliant with state and national requirements.

Surgent makes it easy and convenient to achieve both of those goals. We have the widest variety of courses for CPAs, EAs, and other tax, accounting, and finance professionals in the industry, taught by the most knowledgeable, engaging instructors. We offer courses in every format imaginable, while boasting the most comprehensive schedule of events.

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Online CPE for CPAs

Surgent was one of the first online CPE providers for CPAs and today remains the best. With our high-quality video, Surgent live webinars bring top-rated instructors and an interactive experience right into your office. If you prefer a self-paced, available-anytime CPE experience, our on-demand webcasts and downloadable PDF courses are your perfect choice. With more than 10,000 credit hours of CPE for CPAs available, we're sure to have the courses you need to support your career and better serve your clients' needs. We'll help you stay current with--and understand the key implications of the latest developments in accounting, auditing, taxation, and more, all with a seamless and convenient online experience.

Live Seminars

Surgent is the nation's largest independent provider of taxation and financial services seminars for CPAs and financial professionals. Each year, we present almost 2000 live CPE seminars, on over 100 different topics, in almost every state in the U.S. Our expert discussion leaders meet rigorous standards and are recognized as some of the most knowledgeable and effective speakers in the country. In fact, our faculty has collectively earned more than 500 CPE Speaker of the Year awards. Most of our in-person seminars are presented in conjunction with state societies of CPAs or as in-firm events. All of our courses are approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

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Surgent Enrolled Agent & Tax Prep CPE

CE for Enrolled Agents

Surgent makes it easy for Enrolled Agents (EAs) to meet their Continuing Education (CE) requirement. As an IRS-approved CE provider, we offer hundreds of live webinar and self-study courses for EAs, as well as automatic credit reporting to the IRS. Our courses cover the topics EAs need, including federal tax law, ethics, and federal tax update topics, and range from 1 to 20 credit hours. We also offer both 16-hour and 40-hour CE packages that help EAs easily meet their CE requirement at one low price. Whether you are an EA at the end of your three-year renewal period and need to complete 72 CE hours before your December 31st deadline or you are simply aiming to meet your 16-hour annual minimum this year, Surgent makes it easy to fit continuing education into your busy lifestyle.

CPE for Firms

Surgent has worked with hundreds of top accounting firms across its more than 30 years in the business. During that time, we've developed a number of CPE options that can be tailored to the unique needs of CPA firms--no matter the size. For smaller firms, our unlimited CPE packages and group discounts are ideal. For mid-sized and larger firms who will need at least 100 CPE credits, we offer an option called Flexible Access for Firms. This helps firms provide the CPE access their CPAs need all year, in any online format, without needed to buy seats or get locked into more credits than you'll ever use. In addition to our online CPE options for firms, we offer materials to support your in-house Discussion Leaders. We're also happy to bring an in-house CPE program to your firm, featuring one of our sought-after and nationally-known instructors.

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Surgent CPE for AFSP


The Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) aims to recognize the efforts of tax return preparers who aspire to a higher level of professionalism. Those who choose to participate in this year’s program can meet the requirements by obtaining specified hours of continuing education and meeting certain other guidelines prior to the upcoming filing season.