Self Study & Online Learning

Earn CPE credit from the comfort of your desk!  Select from a variety of online learning and self-study options offered through the MSCPA.


Webcasts are live video and audio CPE courses taken on your computer in the convenience of your office or home. With streaming sound and video, you’ll feel like you are a part of the action – just like being in the classroom. Enter provided codes to verify attendance and receive CPE instantly!

The Accounting CPE Network (ACPEN), in partnership with state CPA societies, is the largest source of live CPE in video format in the United States. Each course showcases important, interactive and timely CPE topics, using enhanced production techniques, delivered by panels consisting of national experts, practitioners, and representatives of regulatory and standard setting bodies in the most convenient and economical way possible.

To view the schedule of webcasts, click here.


Webinars are live, audio-only CPE courses taken on your computer in your home or office. Listen to the speaker(s) while watching an automated PowerPoint presentation; you see what is on the presenter’s screen. Webinars are interactive – submit your questions via computer and get an immediate response.

MSCPA has partnered with two vendors to offer discounts on webinars to MSCPA members: CPA Crossings and Surgent McCoy.

CPA Crossings
CPA Crossings provides you with access to an extensive catalog of webinars for CPAs, specializing in the areas of technology, practice management, workflow automation, tax, ethics, and accounting and auditing. These courses are delivered in a “live webinar” format that allows you to participate from the comfort of your office or home. CPA Crossings is dedicated to working with CPAs to help them improve the quality and profitability of the services they provide and the people they employ.

To view the schedule of CPA Crossings webinars, click here.

Surgent McCoy
Surgent McCoy offers more than 600 live webinars featuring leading experts speaking on the hottest topics in accounting, auditing, tax and technology. Choose the unlimited webinar package for the ultimate value or pick from smaller packages or single webinars. Plus, with Surgent McCoy’s attractive pricing model, the more people you can assemble for a webinar, the less expensive it gets.

To view Surgent McCoy's schedule of webinars, click here.


MSCPA offers a variety of self-study options that allow you to earn your CPE in a timeframe that fits your busy schedule.

MSCPA has partnered with two vendors to offer self-study discounts to MSCPA members: SmartPros and Surgent McCoy.

SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. SmartPros offers certified continuing professional education courses in accounting, auditing, finance, management and other areas. SmartPros online self-study subscriptions provide unlimited access to text-based and streaming video CPE at unbeatable prices. The following subscription packages have been designed for CPAs who need to keep up to date on ever-evolving rules, regulations and trends:

  • The CPA Report – ongoing education for CPAs in public practice
  • FMN Online — update courses for accounting and finance professionals working in industry
  • Government/Nonprofit CPA Report – courses in government accounting and auditing, as well as not-for-profit auditing, tax and management
  • SmartPros Advantage — skills-based courses on topics including accounting and auditing, financial planning, consulting, management, computer applications, taxation and more

To register for any SmartPros subscription, please visit their online Professional Education Center. Once purchased, please follow SmartPros' directions for taking courses online.

Surgent McCoy
Surgent McCoy’s Essential CPE Collection bundles 54 of their most popular courses into a comprehensive self-study package. CPAs in both business and industry and public accounting benefit from the curriculum's variety of topics ranging from 2 to 16 credit hours each—a total of more than 250 CPE credits—including three on-demand webcasts and 2 hours of ethics.

To learn more about Surgent’s Essential CPE Collection, click here.

Surgent McCoy also offers over 175 individual self-study courses, ranging from 2-20 credit hours, in a variety of formats to meet your needs. Choose textbook, CD-ROM, or downloadable online options. Plus, you don't need a high-speed connection or complicated software to access our downloadable courses. All you need is Acrobat Reader — download the PDF files to your hard drive, then print the material or read it on your screen.  Best of all, there is no need to wait for your CPE exam to be graded, or for your certificate to be processed. All CPE exams are taken online and feature instant grading and certificates delivered by email. 

To browse Surgent McCoy’s complete self-study catalog, click here


Earn CPE from the convenience of your computer, 24/7, with MSCPA's OnDemand Learning offerings. Choose from our course catalog of interactive HD video courses you can access instantly, offered at an affordable price. 

To browse course offerings and start learning now, click here.

Don't forget that MSCPA is THE source for live seminars and conferences. Each year, we develop hundreds of events, tackling cutting edge issues such as current economic developments, fraud and abuse, FASB Codification, fair value assessment and more!  We also offer the popular Personal Financial Planning Conference, Fall Tax Institute and seasonal cluster meetings.  Watch your email, snail mail and our website for alerts about upcoming events.

For more information about professional development opportunities, please contact Dan Koontz at (800) 264-7966 or