Topic: General Posts

Subject: CPA status but not kept up with continuing ed
Gail Weiss
Member: 2002
Posts:3
Submitted on 12-26-10 12:01 pm
Message:
The scenario on which I would like feedback is one where the applicant attained a CPA designation but over time did not keep up with the continuing education requirements but wants to include accounting positions in the current job search. This leads me to ask how to display the designation on the resume. Is it misleading to note CPA, or should the applicant qualify it, for example as CPA (inactive)?

 
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Michael Trimbach
Member: 2005
Posts: 1

Subject: Re:CPA status but not kept up with continuing ed

Submitted on 10-25-12 10:04 am.
Message:
I read through some of the replies but not all so bear with me if I am repeating others...this issue is state specific so check with the state society in your state, in CT there is a annual registration process (with a fee $40.00) that permits the use of the CPA designation on correspondence/business cards/resumes/letter head but you can not "practice as a CPA" (hang a shingle/sign returns/be a partner in a firm) that requires a license. There are thousands of CPA's that do not practice as CPA's but they still hold the certification and that is of value to prospective employers.
 
Dan Roach
Member: 2003
Posts: 2

Subject: Re:CPA status but not kept up with continuing ed

Submitted on 11-20-12 11:03 am.
Message:
websites like cpedepot have unlimited CPE self study courses for $150 or so per year. maybe you could get caught up that way?
 
Wendy Darland
Member: 2008
Posts: 1

Subject: Re:CPA status but not kept up with continuing ed

Submitted on 11-20-12 1:31 pm.
Message:
Hi Dan,

Can you post link you found valuable for the "all you can consume CPE's?" Thanks in advance
 
Mike Finn
Member: 2012
Posts: 1

Subject: Re:CPA status but not kept up with continuing ed

Submitted on 11-29-12 9:09 am.
Message:
In New Jersey - we can use CPA (Inactive). If you want to re-activate, you need to meet the annual requirements of CPE. Also, in NJ, you need 120 CPE, triennially, of which, 60 must be in active learning and you must complete 20 CPE per year which must include a 4 CPE ethics class.
 
Dan Ianni
Member: 2012
Posts: 2

Subject: Re:CPA status but not kept up with continuing ed

Submitted on 12-04-12 6:18 pm.
Message:
Wendy

Here is the link:

http://www.cpa2biz.com/AST/Main/CPA2BIZ_Primary/Ethics/PRDOVR~PC-BYF-XX/PC-BYF-XX.jsp

I think you can get a free trial. It's not the best designed program, but terrific for the price.

Dan
Daniel J Ianni, CPA
djianni@cox.net
703-623-8597
 
Joe Svitek
Member: 2010
Posts: 3

Subject: Re:CPA status but not kept up with continuing ed

Submitted on 12-04-12 7:54 pm.
Message:
putting inactive on your resume and refraining from using the initials CPA after your name only seems fair to those of us that have kept up with the CPE requirements.
 
John Bula
Member: 2012
Posts: 24

Subject: Re:CPA status but not kept up with continuing ed

Submitted on 12-06-12 7:39 am.
Message:
CPA - Inactive - is completely appropriate. You are a CPA, not an active one.
 
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