PLEASE NOTE: Out of concern for the health and safety of WSCPA class attendees and staff, anyone with the following symptoms will not be permitted to attend class: fever or chills, accompanied by a cough or sore throat or other flu symptoms (runny nose, body aches, headache, tiredness, diarrhea or vomiting). A full refund or transfer is available to registrants who are unable to attend a course due to illness.

Cancellation/Refund/Transfer Policy

Season Ticket/Coupon holders are required to abide by all Season Ticket policies as well as all regular CPE policies. Season Ticket policies take precedence over regular CPE policies. See Season Ticket policies for details.

Cancellations and transfers received less than five (5) business days prior to the course or conference will result in a service fee of $40 for seminars or $75 for conferences. All remaining monies will be refunded. Registration fees will be forfeited if unmarked materials have not been returned within one-week after the course date. No shows forfeit the entire registration fee and/or will be invoiced for the full cost of the event. Materials will be sent to the registrant.

No refunds or transfers will be made on presentations of four (4) hours or less, technical luncheons, roundtables or mini-sessions if cancellation is received less than five (5) business days prior to event.


Registration may be completed online, by mail, e-mail, or telephone. Payment must accompany registration. Advance reading materials will not be sent nor is space guaranteed until payment is received.

Walk-in participants will be admitted upon payment of fee and as space permits. Walk-ins are not guaranteed to receive the course materials at that time. Course materials will be sent to walk-in participants within two weeks after the course. All registrants must prepay in full before admittance to any program. Individuals with outstanding unpaid registration fees from the prior year will not be allowed to register for current courses including seminars, conferences, video or audio CPE, or customized firm and company training until all outstanding bills are current.

Registration Confirmation

A registration confirmation is e-mailed to registrants within 24 hours of processing. In the event that the WSCPA does not have an e-mail on file or has been asked by the individual to be excluded from receiving e-mail from the WSCPA, the confirmation is mailed. If registration is received within 24 hours of the course start date, a confirmation will not be sent unless specifically requested. If a course is at capacity, registrants will be contacted immediately and a wait-list will be maintained.

Registration Fee Definition

WSCPA members and members of other state societies with a reciprocal agreement are eligible for a discount off of the standard course fee. All other registrants pay the standard course fee.

Virtual Group Policy

If you are attending a virtual event as a group, be sure that all attendees are registered for the event BEFORE it takes place. This ensures that attendees receive CPE certificates in a timely manner.

An additional form of verification is required to award CPE to those attendees not directly signed in via the event viewing platform. For your group, produce a scan of a document with:

  1. The name and date of the event
  2. The verification letters that appear during the event
  3. Printed names of those who attended with accompanying signatures

For your convenience, the WSCPA has prepared printable sign-in sheet (PDF, 15 kB). Send a scan of the completed sign-in sheet to cpe@wscpa.org.

Certificate of Attendance

To receive a Certificate of Attendance for proof of CPE credit, participants must sign-in and sign-out with the on-site representative at each event. If the event qualifies for four credits or less, it is not necessary to sign out. Each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance via e-mail within 10 business days. Please note: If no signature appears on the sign-in/out sheet, WSCPA is unable to verify your attendance.

Distribution of Materials

Materials prepared by WSCPA, the AICPA CPE Division and other CPE suppliers are designed specifically for use at course presentations and are available only to participants attending such programs. The materials or portions thereof are not otherwise available for sale to individuals or educational institutions.

The WSCPA will provide seminar and conference course materials in the form of a digital PDF. Printed manuals will be available for an additional fee and must be ordered at least five business days prior to the event during event registration. You will receive an email with instructions for downloading the PDF one business day prior to the event. Outlets for charging electronic devices will be available in close proximity to every seat.

Advance Preparation

Registrants are strongly urged to prepare for the course where advance preparation is indicated to allow the discussion leader to present more advanced instruction.

Course Cancellation

Although courses are seldom cancelled, if insufficient registrations are received the course will be cancelled five (5) business days in advance of the presentation date. In the event a course or seminar is cancelled, registrants will receive a full refund upon receipt of any shipped course materials.


Substitutions of registrants are permitted at all CPA courses, seminars and conferences, except for Season Ticket or coupon registrants. Please notify the WSCPA the day before the event.

No-Smoking Policy

In accordance with Washington State, RCW 70.160, smoking is not allowed at any WSCPA event or within 25 feet of all entrances and exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes.

Airline/Hotel Policy

If insufficient registrations are received for a course, it will be cancelled five (5) business days in advance of the course date. Please be aware of the policies and fees that apply if you need to change or cancel your travel/hotel reservation. The WSCPA is not liable for any penalties incurred if you cancel/change your airline or hotel reservations. If we cancel a program, we will refund or transfer your registration fee in full.

Cellular Phones

As a courtesy to fellow participants, participants are requested to turn off or silence cell phones during the presentation.

Weather Cancellation Policy

In the case of inclement weather, as long as the instructor(s) can arrive and the facility is open and functioning, all courses and/or conferences will take place.

If a participant chooses not to attend based on weather conditions, they will be charged a standard service fee of $35 for seminars or $75 for conferences. All remaining monies will be refunded.

All monies paid for programs such as technical luncheons, breakfast roundtables or committee events will be forfeited, unless the instructor/facility cannot accommodate the meeting.

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Recordings at WSCPA Events

By registering for and attending any WSCPA event or program, you agree to the following terms and conditions: The WSCPA may audio and/or videotape and/or photograph participants and speakers/panelists at any WSCPA event. Pictures, audio recordings, or videotape recordings of WSCPA events may be used in future promotions for the Washington Society of CPAs and/or its events, including in online and printed materials. Any pictures, audio tape recordings, or videotape recordings become the sole and exclusive property of the Washington Society of CPAs.

Submittals of photos, videos and/or audio recordings for use by the WSCPA in print or online constitutes approval for the WSCPA to use the submissions.


The prices, dates and locations of the presentations listed in the CPE Digest, Washington CPE Catalog, and any other CPE publication/promotional material, are subject to change without notice.

The CPE policies and procedures are in effect for all WSCPA sponsored programs.

The WSCPA reserves the right to make speaker substitutions at any time without notification to registrants.

The WSCPA has adopted the AICPA Statement on Standards for Formal Group and Formal Self-Study Programs, and all courses, seminars and conferences sponsored by the WSCPA meet the Statements’ criteria.

These CPE policies are subject to change without notice by action of the Director of Education.


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Bellevue, WA 98005-3480

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The WSCPA's business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.