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Virtual Live CPE: FAQs

 

What is a VIRTUAL LIVE event?

A VIRTUAL LIVE event/webinar is a seminar or conference that is held on an online platform using an Internet browser, allowing you to earn LIVE CPE from wherever you are.

 

How do I earn CPE credit from attending a VIRTUAL LIVE event/webinar?

During the VIRTUAL LIVE event, there will be a series of polling questions or keywords that will pop up on your screen. When you answer these polling questions or submit all the keywords at the end of the VIRTUAL LIVE event, we are able to track your attendance for the duration of the VIRTUAL LIVE event to calculate your CPE credit. You must answer 3 polling questions/keywords per credit hour to receive full credit. Partial credit is only given after the first full hour is completed.

 

Are there any specific requirements needed to attend a VIRTUAL LIVE event/webinar?

All you need is a device that has an Internet browser (desktop, laptop or tablet) and a reliable Internet connection to login into the online platform. You can listen to audio through your device or use a dial-in number and listen on your phone. We will send you information to make sure your system is up-to-date and compatible with the online platform requirements.

 

Have reporting requirements changed, as a result of COVID-19?

CPA License Renewal

It’s a 3rd year reporting cycle—you must renew your license with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) by June 30, 2021. If IPLA has your email on file, they will send you renewal reminders via email. If no email is listed, they will send mail to the physical address on file. To ensure you receive these notifications, make sure your information is up to date in their system.

The messages from IPLA will be sent in late March, early May and mid-June. If you haven’t received anything by April 15, check your email spam/junk folders or have someone check your mail if you aren’t working in the office.

The agency recently notified us they have a new Access Indiana portal for license renewals, so you will need to set up a new account — the old portal will not work for renewal.

Once you receive your renewal notice, you can go to the portal, create your account and submit your renewal. All renewals must be submitted by June 30, 2021.


For additional questions please contact the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) at (317) 234-8800.

 

Will the Society hold in-person events this year and what is the plan moving forward?

All INCPAS events will continue to be virtual-only for the time being. We will continue to monitor CDC recommendations and evaluate events as needed.

 

If the event is VIRTUAL LIVE, how will I receive my materials?

When you register, your confirmation will include a link to your materials and instructions on how to attend the VIRTUAL LIVE event/webinar, which will be posted 7 days prior to the event date. A reminder will be sent 3 days out. If you don’t receive your messages, you may also access your materials via My Account or by contacting Member Services at (317) 726-5000.

 

When and how will I receive my CPE attendance letter?

You will receive your attendance confirmation for a VIRTUAL LIVE event/webinar within two weeks of the event via email. After that time you can also access your attendance confirmation by logging in to your account at incpas.org. Click on My Account/My Attendance Confirmations/Print My Attendance Confirmations and Receipts.

 

How am I supposed to meet my CPE requirements if your events are all virtual?

All events in our catalog count as LIVE CPE. The ways in which our VIRTUAL LIVE events/webinars are delivered meet the necessary requirements to be considered LIVE CPE.

 

Do VIRTUAL LIVE events/webinars count as LIVE CPE or Self-Study?

VIRTUAL LIVE events/webinars count for LIVE CPE. They DO NOT count as Self-Study. These events are scheduled at a specific date and time and the instructors are available to answer your questions in real-time, just as if you were sitting in a classroom setting.