Policies & Regulations

Seminar Fees and Location

Seminar fees include all course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Lunch will be provided for 8-hour course participants only. Lunch is NOT provided at the Annual Tax Forum in December. 

Most seminars are held in the RISCPA/TD Bank Educational Center. Our training room is limited to 50 participants. Please register early. Always check your confirmation for exact time and location.

Member Discount Policy

Discount applies to Society members and members of any other state CPA society. Listed prices reflect the discount. Non-members choose the non-member fee.

American Institute of CPAs Member Discount

AICPA members in good standing are eligible for a discount of $30 off the course fee on select 8-hour courses developed by the AICPA. Eligible courses are clearly noted.

If We Cancel a Seminar

A seminar may be canceled by a vendor if the minimum number of required participants is not obtained. You may elect to receive a full refund or transfer into another seminar. Your early registration is appreciated and helps to avoid seminar cancellations.

If You Cancel or Transfer a Seminar

Cancellations and transfers are required 5 (FIVE) Business Days prior to the course. You may receive a full refund or can transfer to another course within the current CPE year. Cancellations must be received by 4PM - 5 (five) business days prior to the course.

Registrations cancelled 4 business days or less prior to the course will receive a 50% refund of course fee. No-show registrants are not eligible for any refund of course fees. You may request to receive the course materials electronically.

Substitute registrants are only allowed with 48 hours prior notification. Note that non-members must pay the full course fee if substituting for a RISCPA member.

Walk-in Registrations

Registrations are accepted by 3PM the day before the seminar. Walk-ins are accepted provided seating space is available. The course fee must be paid in full on the day of the course.

Confirmation of Registration

After your paid registration is received in the RISCPA office, you will be emailed a confirmation. It provides the correct date of the program, class hours and seminar site. Please check it for possible changes in starting time or location. If you do not receive a confirmation within seven (7) days of registering, please contact the Society office.

Course Materials

Course materials will be distributed at the seminar site.

Course Times

Most seminars begin at 8:30 am and end at 4:00 pm.

Food

A continental breakfast is provided. Lunch will be provided for 8-hour course participants only.  Lunch break is 30 minutes, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM. Lunch is NOT provided at the Annual Tax Forum in December.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is allowed outside of the society office.

Cell Phones

Cell phones must be set to the silent mode during classroom hours. Please refrain from cell phone use in the classroom. There are no public phones at the facility.

Self-Study/Webcasts

RISCPA offers a variety of ways to meet your CPE requirements. In addition to the many conferences and seminars, RISCPA has partnered with a variety of webcast providers to bring you live, interactive webcasts.

CPE Tracking Tool

RISCPA offers a CPE Tracker tool to its members. CPE Tracker will manage your CPE compliance. It allows you to record and maintain your CPE credits. The Tracker will record CPE credits taken with RISCPA for your convenience. You may download your CPE transcript for easy upload to the RI Board of Accountancy.

CPE Regulations

The Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation – Board of Accountancy is responsible for the administration of the licensing of certified public accountants, public accountants, partnerships, corporations, and sole proprietorships, including the processing of applications and fees, the issuance of licenses, certificates and permits to regulated businesses, occupations and professions.

For information regarding your CPE requirements please contact the RI Board of Accountancy.

General Information: http://www.dbr.ri.gov/divisions/accountancy/

Rules and Regulations: http://www.dbr.ri.gov/rules/accountancy/

For AICPA and NASBA CPE Standard please follow this link: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/__media/Documents/Others/Statement_on_Standards_for_CPE_Programs-2016.pdf

Special Notes

Most meeting rooms vary in temperature throughout the day. While the Society makes every effort to maintain a comfortable room temperature, it is best to plan for a variation of room temperatures. Please, dress in layers.