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Washington State CPA Ethics

This course meets the requirement of the Washington Board of Accountancy (WSBA) for 4 CPE hours of Washington RCW and WAC specific ethics.  It contains all legislative and WSBA changes enacted by the legislature and Board through January 1, 2019.

This course is designed for:

  • Washington State CPA firms desiring a comprehensive sensitivity training session for CPA firm partners, managers, and general professional staff employees.
  • Washington State Quality Control partners reviewing their CPA firm's internal ethical principles and procedures.
  • Individual Washington State CPAs desiring to meet the Washington Board ethics specific CPE requirement of 4 hours focused on RCW and WAC provisions.

Objectives - You will learn:

  • How to identify issues involved in making CPA professional ethical accounting decisions.
  • How to recognize the considerations in analysis and resolution of ethical dilemmas.
  • How to apply ethical rules and guidelines to public accounting situations.
  • CPA responsibilities and conduct described in the Washington Board and AICPA ethical standards.

You will gain:

  • More confidence in your personal and professional ethical judgments.
  • Increased sensitivity towards accounting ethical issues and dilemmas.
  • Familiarity with Washington Board and AICPA's ethical compliance and enforcement procedures.
  • CPE credit 6 hours of Regulatory Ethics meeting the Washington Board ethics specific 4-hour CPE requirement.

This course emphasizes fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, contingent fees, and commissions. Features include:

  • Washington law (RCW) and regulations (WAC) codes are covered in detail.
  • Special emphasis is given where Washington State differs from the AICPA Code.

Course Offerings

Group-Live offerings - Live Group Offerings are available through the Washington Society of CPAs. You can register at WSCPA

Self-study paper workbook format - The course is also available in a self-study paper workbook format for $110 plus $6 shipping and handling (total of $116). To order the self-study course, click Order Form. The materials include comprehensive textbooks with selected questions with full explanatory answers. Please send me the course materials immediately so that I can begin studying.

Online Format - You can also purchase the course in an online format for $110 that can be accessed at

  • This is an overview level course with no prerequisites. No advanced preparation is necessary.
  • Questions and answers are interspersed into the course material to make it interactive.


  • An Overview Level Course - There are no prerequisites, and advanced preparation is not required.
  • Interactive On-line Course  - Question and answer participation required to assess student progress and provide significant on-going feedback.

Refund Policy:

  • All sales are final. No refunds will be granted after your registration is submitted.
  • For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 206-624-0716.

If you would like more information on our in-house ethics workshops, please contact us at 206-624-0716 or send an e-mail to

Link to Washington State Board CPE Rules

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Last updated on 3/8/2019 11:09:32 AM