While both self-study and live CPE courses are offered online, each has unique features that may suit you better at certain times of the year.
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Your success as a tax professional requires numerous hours of continuing professional education but it’s not always easy to find time to take courses. However, those hours of qualifying credits are essential to your business.
While both self-study and live CPE courses are offered online, each one has unique features that may suit you better at certain times of the year. Because both types are online courses, they are designed so you can complete the requirements wherever you are. You can take the class at home, in your office, or even on a trip.
Each year, many tax professionals like you make decisions about whether self-study vs. live CPE courses are better for them.
Self-study CPE provides CPE courses that can be accessed and navigated at your own leisure and in your own time. This allows you to set your own goals and focus your time on the sections and principles that are most applicable to you. Canopy offers a wide variety of free self-study CPE courses.
Don’t underestimate the quality of today’s self-study CPE courses. Not only are they readily available online, but they are also often better suited to the self-disciplined tax professional who wants to tackle CPE any time of the day or night. Check out a few of the pros and cons of taking online self-study CPE courses:
Live CPE courses are generally done via a webcast or webinar. Participants log in at the appropriate time from their location to participate. Also, live CPE courses generally require some kind of formal interaction to ensure actual attendance and that you are paying attention. Here are some of the pros and cons of enrolling in live CPE courses:
Both self-study and live CPE courses can be beneficial to tax professionals who are trying to get their annual CPE credits. Take the time to carefully choose the right method of learning that best suits your current needs.
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Lauren Miller is a content writer for Canopy.
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