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Old 12-01-2016, 05:43 PM
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I am a contractor and prefer to do 16 hours every two years on line.
Same here
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:47 PM
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I usually get more than enough hours just going to the various meetings and workshops. Same thing at these though.
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:01 AM
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The problem with the free ones I get is I still do not get the ADA, Ethics and law courses that are required.
I am usually way over on the "general" hours.
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:14 AM
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I'm in the insurance business and we have to take Continuing Ed every other year. What a waste of time. At first I would take classes but every class was the same old stuff. I quit going to classes and just order material I can do at home.
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:59 AM
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I have a 4 hour defensive driving class next week and then a Human Resources Practices and Procedures for Supervisors class the week after. I feel your pain. I sit down, shut up and hope for a quick passage of time.
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Old 12-02-2016, 11:26 AM
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I know we often give online usually live web casts for CPE credit (accounting) and most if not all of the big 4 do. Just need to sign up and it is free.

Not usually many questions asked and if they are someone submits through the webcast.
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Old 12-02-2016, 03:58 PM
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Several years ago I went to an engineering continuing education conference (boring) - large room, stadium seating. I looked up and saw a couple of friends. From the glow on their faces I could see they had their laptops open. I invited them to lunch and asked if they were taking notes on their laptops. Instead, they were both doing their taxes.
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Old 12-02-2016, 06:25 PM
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Do CE online. Cheaper, easier, far faster, and don't need to sit in a room full of nitwits that feel like they need to be there the full number of hours.
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Old 12-02-2016, 07:04 PM
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I worked in Engineering though I am not one. The PE guys would go to a tradeshow that we had a booth at and go to the seminars that counted towards CE. Most of the time they were reading or working on other projects and sat unobtrusively in the back. If the speaker was good they would listen.

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Old 12-03-2016, 05:04 AM
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CPA's have to take 80 hours of CPE every 2 years. It's a lot more than most other professions. It's tough to find stuff that applies to my practice, so I get most of it done as efficiently and inexpensively as I can.
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Old 12-03-2016, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
I'm in the insurance business and we have to take Continuing Ed every other year. What a waste of time. At first I would take classes but every class was the same old stuff. I quit going to classes and just order material I can do at home.
If you have your CIC designation you can take the Rubles. They are very interesting and very informative. Plus with the quality level of those who attend there are no problems with leaving the room, talking, etc. On top of that, the NCDOI often times has monitors so there is no BS. Just a thought.
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