The SCACPA staff hopes that all members of the Association have been making the most of our livestream CPE in 2020. As you are well aware, all SCACPA events will be held online until further notice.
As we put 2020 behind us, we understand that many members likely have used most – if not all – of the 40 hours contained in the CPE Bank of the 2020-21 membership year that ends on June 30, 2021.
That’s why we’d like to share some reminders about the CPE Bank so you can continue to make the most of it in the future, as well as tell you important information about renewing for the 2021-22 membership year.
GET READY TO RENEW YOUR CPE BANK FOR THE 2021-2022 MEMBERSHIP YEAR
Every SCACPA Member will get a new 40-hour Bank upon renewing your membership for the 2021-22 membership year, which will begin on July 1.
Renewal notices will be mailed this May. Once we receive your dues payment, your 40 hours are restored, and you are free to begin registering for SCACPA CPE classes, even if it is before the July 1 start of the new membership year. Ever since All-Inclusive Membership was introduced for the 2018-19 membership year, many members have opted to do this to cover their registration for Spring Splash!
Our CPE calendar for 2021-22 (including our Spring Splash itinerary for May 14-15, 2021, in Greenville) is almost complete and will be posted as soon as possible.
REMINDER: For Membership Renewals, the CPE Bank Does Not Grant Credit for Rollover Hours – Upon every July 1, the first date of each SCACPA Membership year, CPE Banks are reset to 40 hours, regardless of how many hours remain or were unused or credited back to the account from the previous Membership year.
REMINDER: SCACPA’s All-Inclusive annual membership dues are $799 – Having heard the feedback of members like you, the All-Inclusive dues have given our members more options, better options and better content. We look forward to giving you this level of service and more moving forward at the $799 annual membership price.
YOU’RE ALWAYS INVITED TO AUDIT SCACPA LIVESTREAM CLASSES FOR FREE
If you’ve taken a class via SCACPA’s livestream, you know the convenience of being able to watch and listen to our expert instructors’ presentations at home, in the office, or anywhere you please.
We want to make you aware that you are also free to audit a livestream class (or rebroadcast) whenever you like. Registration for livestream is only required to acquire CPE credit.
To audit a class, there’s no sign-up or fee involved. Simply pull up the SCACPA livestream player at www.scacpa.org/classroom anytime a course is in session.
It’s a great way to expand the scope of your knowledge. You can read here about the experience of SCACPA Member Sheri Saunders, CPA, of Spartanburg, as she keeps livestream courses playing throughout her workday at her family firm.
“The variety of the livestream listening while I work lets me catch things that are of interest to me – even though I might not want a full eight hours of a subject,” Saunders said. “I pick my classes by topic, but I love the classes that cover multiple fields with different instructors during the day to keep my attention and get a variety of information.”
While auditing a session on the SCACPA Classroom page, you can still access links for materials and join the discussion with our live chat.
ARE YOU NEW TO THE SCACPA LIVESTREAM CLASSROOM? THERE’S A TUTORIAL FOR THAT
In fact, it’s posted at the top of this page. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself before your first course, it’s designed to take away the frustrations we hear from people calling in as a class starts and the technology isn’t working in the way you thought it would.
WE’RE EAGER TO HEAR YOUR SUGGESTIONS FOR TOPICS AND SPEAKERS
The SCACPA CPE course schedule is constructed by CPAs, for CPAs. As our Committee of 16 builds out our schedule for 2021-22, this is the best time for your input as to the courses you’d like to see us offer.
More importantly, we want your thoughts regarding speakers who have the experience and talent for the best possible learning experience. Simply fill out this CPE Course Suggestion Form, we’ve made it easy for you!
Thank you for your support of SCACPA. We look forward to continuing to deliver the best possible CPE experience for South Carolina CPAs.