Wilkes University

Continued Learning Accounting Seminars

Now offering seminars live in-person, live webinars and home study programs!

Please click HERE to register online or to print your transcript.

Wilkes University is the premier provider
of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) coursework for accounting professionals in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our Accounting Seminars offer a wide array of topics to keep you up-to-date on current tax law and satisfy PA licensing requirements for continuing education.

2017 Schedule - Live programs at The Woodlands Inn & Resort in Wilkes-Barre, PA

Seminars are held from 1-5 PM unless indicated otherwise.

Below is the list of seminars currently scheduled.

You can register online for the seminars by clicking here or you can call the Center for Continued Learning at (800) WILKES-U, ext. 4460.
Date Topic CPE Hours Cost
May 25 Understanding Different Retirement Strategies


June 1 Finding Wealth in Heirlooms for Financial Plans


July 27 Nonprofits 2 Tax: 2 Accounting $55
August 3 Business Statistics Other $55
August 17 Duties & Responsibilities of the Tax Professional (Ethics for PA, not NJ or NY) Ethics $55
August 24 Business Valuation and Forensic Accounting Accounting $55
August 31 Governmental Accounting Accounting $55
September 7 Sales and Use Taxes Tax $55
September 28 Partnerships & LLCs Tax $55
October 5 Wage and Hour Issues Other $55
*November 2 State Tax Update Tax $145
November 9 A&A Update Accounting $55
December 7 Federal Tax Update Tax $55

* This seminar will run from 8 AM-5 PM.  The fee of $145 includes lunch.  Pre-registration is required.  Registration deadline is October 27, 2017. 
** The morning session will be held from 8 AM-Noon.  The afternoon session will be held from 1-5 PM.  Participants may register for one or both sessions.  Lunch will be on your own.
Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course
The Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course is part of the voluntary Annual Filing Season Certificate offered by the IRS for non-credentialed preparers.  Participants must attend the 6 hour course and complete an online test with a minimum grade of 70%.  The test will be 100 questions and must be completed within 3 hours. 


Date -  Time Location Cost
Self Study Any Webinar $95

 To access the self study for the Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course, please go to https://wusp.wcea.education/.  

2017 Schedule - Live Webinars
Selected programs are broadcast as live webinars from the Wilkes University campus.  All times are listed in Eastern time.  More live webinars will be added soon.
Date Time Topic CPE Hours Cost
August 18  8 AM-Noon Duties & Responsibilities of the Tax Professional (Ethics for PA, not NJ or NY) Ethics  $50
November 14 1-5 PM Finding Wealth in Heirlooms for Financial Plans*** Other $50
November 30 1-5 PM A&A Update Accounting $50
***IMCA® has accepted Finding Wealth in Heirlooms for Financial Plans for 4 hours of CE credit towards the CIMA®, CIMC®, and CPWA® certifications.
Finding Wealth in Heirlooms for Financial Plans has been approved by the CFP® Board for 4 hours for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS™.

2017 Schedule - Self Study Programs
The following interactive individual study programs are accredited for PA Accountants:
Topic CPE Hours Cost

To register for the classes, you may go to our registration system by following the links throughwilkes.augusoft.net  There is now an “Accounting CPE Home Study” category where the classes are located.  Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with login instructions.

To receive full credit for the class, you must view each video segment and answer the polling questions.  You do not have to answer the polling questions correctly.  However, you must receive a 70% or better on the final exam to receive credit.  If you score below a 70%, you may take the exam again after an hour.  You can take the exam as often as you need to until you pass, waiting an hour in-between each attempt.  Once you pass the final, you may complete the course evaluation and print your certificate.

If you have any questions about the programs, please email margaret.petty@wilkes.edu.  

In Person
Seminars are held at The Woodlands Inn & Resort, Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre. Most seminars run on Thursdays from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Cost: $55 per person; $50 Early Bird Discount (registration and payment must be received by the close of day of the Monday prior to the seminar.) Registrations may be made by telephone, mail or fax. Payment by check or credit card (Visa or MasterCard) will be accepted. 

Live Group Webinars

Participate from anywhere with our online accounting seminars. 
Classes are broadcast live from the Wilkes University campus.  To test you system requirements for the webinars, please go to systemcheck.digitalsamba.com/ .  You only have to pass the tests for the United States.  These seminars are reported as live, group study.

Home Study Programs
Earn CPE hours at your convenience with our home study programs.  The live webinars are recorded and available as seminars that you access where and when you want.  

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Credit will be given for a seminar in the same fiscal year if the cancellation is received 24 hours prior to the seminar.

Wilkes is accredited by thePennsylvania State Board of Accountancy (PX-000676-L) and The State of New Jersey Board of Accountancy (as an accredited university).

Wilkes University is registered with the National  Association  of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA provider #127179) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org