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Accounting Seminars

Breiseth Hall • (570) 408-5615 (T) • (570) 408-7912 (F) • Email

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.

2014 Schedule - Live programs at The Woodlands Inn & Resort in Wilkes-Barre, PA

Below is the list of seminars currently scheduled - more days and topics will be added soon!. Click here to sign up for E-Mail Updates

You can register online for the seminars by clicking here.  You may also print a registration form or call the Center for Continued Learning at (800) WILKES-U, ext. 4460.
Date Topic CPE Hours Cost
May 8 Surviving An IRS Audit


June 12 Duties and Responsibilities of the Tax Professional (Ethics for PA, not NJ) Ethics $55
June 19 Excel for Accountants Other $55
July 31 Pension Plans Accounting $55
August 14 Buy/Sell Agreements  2 Accounting; 2 Tax $55
** August 21 Governmental Accounting in AM; Partnerships and S Corporations in PM 4 Accounting; 4 Tax $110
September 11 PA Inheritance Tax/Sales & Use Tax Tax $55
September 25 Excel for Accountants in Bartonsville, PA Other $50
October 16 Affordable Care Act Other $55
October 23 A&A Update Accounting $55
*November 6 State Tax Update Tax $145
November 20 Insurance for Small Business Other $55
December 4 Federal Tax Update Tax $55
December 11 Financial Statement Disclosures Accoutning $55

* This seminar will run from 8 AM-5 PM.  The fee of $145 includes lunch.  Pre-registration is required.  Registration deadline is November 3, 2014.
** There will be 8 AM-Noon and 1-5 PM sessions.  Participants may choose to attend one or both.
Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course

The Annual Federal Tax Refresher Course is part of the voluntary Annual Filing Season Certificate offered by the IRS.  Participants must attend the 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. 

The Wilkes-Barre program will be held at The Woodlands Inn & Resort.

The program in Mesa will be held at the Mesa Center for Higher Education.

Date Time Location Cost
November 4 9 AM-4 PM Wilkes-Barre, PA $95
November 25 9 AM-4 PM Mesa, AZ $95

2014 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
May 9 8 AM-Noon Surviving An IRS Audit Tax $50
 June 13  8 AM-Noon  Duties and Responsibilities of the Tax Professional (Ethics for PA, not NJ)  Ethics  $50

2014 Schedule - Self Study Programs

The following self study programs are accredited for PA Accountants:

Topic CPE Hours Cost
Duties & Responsibilities of the Tax Professional Ethics $50
Excel for Accountants Other $50


To register for the classes, you may go to our registration system by following the links through www.wilkes.edu/continuedlearning  There is now an “Accounting CPE Home Study” category where the class is 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 program, 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 convience 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 the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy (PX-000676-L) and The State of New Jersey Board of Accountancy (as an accredited university).




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