Accountex USA | September 5-6, 2019 | Hynes Convention Center | Boston, MA

CPE Information for Accountex Speakers

Diversified Communications, the parent company of Accountex USA, is a registered CPE provider with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), which means that Accountex is allowed to provide CPE credits to licensed CPAs who attend the conference.  In order to maintain our status as a CPE provider, we are required to strictly follow with NASBA standards. NASBA standards require us to collect information about your session to be approved by an independent reviewer.

We will ask for everything that NASBA requires and work with you to get your content approved. However, if your session does not meet NASBA standards, NASBA does not allow us to make any exceptions to offer it for CPE credit. This would put our CPE provider status at risk. We appreciate your compliance with our program and look forward to working with you to provide our attendees with high-quality professional continuing education!

What does NASBA require?

  1. Content must fall within the following parameters:
    • NASBA Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
    • Prerequisites: None required
    • Knowledge level: Basic
    • Allow time for Q&A with instructor
  2. Please provide Accountex with the following information in a timely manner:
    • Your name and bio with qualifications
    • Session title and description
    • Learning objective(s)
  3. Content must pass an independent review. You will be notified when this approval process is complete, and your content will be offered for CPE credit.

How to Write NASBA-Compliant Learning Objectives

A learning objective is a 1-sentence benchmark statement of what the learner will know, understand or be able to do as a result of engaging in a learning activity. NASBA requires learning objectives to help speakers articulate the “end game” of their session so that they can present the material accordingly and to aid attendees in selecting the right continuing education for them.   


Examples of good learning objectives:

  • At the end of this session, attendees will be able to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for accounts payable automation software.
  • Following this session, attendees will be able to evaluate the pros and cons of different electronic document storage solutions.
  • At the end of the session, attendees will be able to recall the five most frequently used Excel formulas.

Writer’s block? Brainstorm by trying to answer the questions, “What is the purpose of my session? What do I want attendees to walk away having learned or being able to do?”   

Use this chart of educational  ACTION VERBS to inspire you.


SMART” Checklist

How do you know if you’ve written a good learning objective? Run it by the SMART checklist.



Writing Good Learning Objectives,” International Training & Education Center for Health

How Can I Write Compliant Learning Objectives,” NASBA