Policies

CPE Credit

DSCPA programs qualify for credit toward the Delaware State Board of Accountancy's continuing education requirement. Credit is given only for the actual classroom hours attended by a participant.

The DSCPA reserves the right to verify attendance at any time during its programs and will grant credit only for that portion of the course for which the attendee is present. For this purpose, fifty (50) minutes of class time equals one (1) hour of CPE credit.

In order to receive CPE credit, each attendee must sign in at registration and sign out at the conclusion of the course and complete a course evaluation. Proof of CPE credit will be distributed at the conclusion of the course or will be sent to participants shortly thereafter. If you find it necessary to leave a course early, notify the DSCPA on-site representative and sign out. It is permissible to claim less than the total number of credit hours offered by a course. Failure to sign in and out of the course will result in zero credit.

Please be respectful of your fellow participants and the instructor. The reading of outside material, etc. is distracting and disrespectful. Please do not leave your professionalism at the office. The DSCPA reserves the right to alter CPE credits for participants who do not comply.

The DSCPA is an approved CPE sponsor in Pennsylvania holding sponsor number PX002081L.

The DSCPA is an approved CPE sponsor in New Jersey holding sponsor number 20CE00175900.

Early Registration Discount

In order to qualify for the early registration discount, your registration, with payment, must be received by the DSCPA by the early registration date. The early registration date varies for each program.

Payment Methods

Payment may be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Credit card payments may be faxed to (302) 478-7412 or submitted online or scanned registration forms may be emailed to cpe@dscpa.org. Payment must be made when registering for courses.

CPA PERKS Program

CPA PERKS is a program that allows DSCPA members to save on CPE seminars. We offer three levels of CPA PERKS.

  1. CPA PERKS3 - 3 coupons good for 3 CPE courses - $675
  2. CPA PERKS5 - 5 coupons good for 5 CPE courses - $1125
  3. CPA PERKS10 - 10 coupons good for 10 CPE courses - $2250

You must be a DSCPA member in good standing to register for a seminar using CPA PERKS. Your CPA PERKS must be purchased at least 30 days before the first course you plan to take. For more details and to purchase CPA PERKS, please visit https://www.dscpa.org/learning/cpa-perks.

Registration Procedure

Registrations can be made by mail, email, fax or online. DSCPA printed promotional CPE materials contain registration forms that can be photocopied and scanned, mailed or faxed to the DSCPA. Registrations can be made at www.DSCPA.org. A downloadable registration form can be found at www.DSCPA.org.

Registrations submitted by email, fax or online within one business day of the course date do not guarantee a reservation in the class. Walk-in registrations are welcome on a space-available basis only. A walk-in fee of $25 will be applied to all walk-in registrations. An email containing instructions on how to access and download the electronic materials will be emailed to the walk-in registrant as soon as practicable.

Your registration may not be guaranteed if your registration is received less than one (1) business day before the course.

The DSCPA reserves the right to cancel a class for insufficient enrollment. If your class is cancelled, we will notify you at least five (5) days before the scheduled date and refund your course fee. You have the option to transfer your fee to another class, to keep your funds in "money on account" or to receive a refund. Please allow at least 7 (seven) days for refund processing.

It is your responsibility to remember to attend a course that you have registered for. Registration fees will be forfeited if you do not show up to a course or complete the appropriate cancellation, transfer or substitution form. Once materials have been made available, you will not be eligible for a refund of any fees paid.

Emergency Procedure

The DSCPA reserves the right to cancel a course due to an emergency. Participants will be notified by an email and a notice will be posted on our website as expeditiously as possible.

If inclement weather warrants any concern for participants' travel safety, we will post a notice on our website at https://www.dscpa.org.

Cancellations, Transfers, & Substitutions

If you are unable to attend a course, please notify us as soon as possible. Cancellations, substitutions and transfers will only be honored if submitted on the appropriate forms which can be found at https://www.dscpa.org/learning?page=1. The DSCPA’s cancellation, transfers, & substitution policies apply to all continuing professional education programs sold by the Delaware Society of CPAs. Cancellations and transfers will not be accepted after 4:30pm on the last business day before the seminar. Once electronic materials have been made available, you will not be eligible for a refund of any fees paid.

More than seven (7) days before the course, you may:

  1. Send a substitute in your place
  2. Transfer the balance to another course (additional fees may apply)
  3. Transfer the balance to money on account which must be used by the end of the fiscal year or
  4. Receive a refund less a $70 fee

Seven (7) or fewer days before the course, you may:

  1. Send a substitute in your place
  2. Transfer the value less a $70 fee to another course
  3. Transfer the balance less a $70 fee to money on account which must be used by the end of the fiscal year or
  4. Receive a refund less a $70 fee

Should you need to cancel a course registration, please notify us as soon as possible by completing the CPE Course Cancellation Request Form. Submitting this form is a request to cancel your course registration. You will receive an email from the DSCPA, within 72 hours, confirming your cancellation and detailing your statement of account.

There will be no refunds honored if the CPE Course Cancellation Request Form is not completed and received by 4:30pm on the last business day before the course. Refunds for cancellations will not be given once electronic materials have been posted.

You may transfer your registration to another course by completing the CPE Course Transfer Request Form. Submitting this form is a request to transfer from one course to another course. You will receive an email from the DSCPA, within 72 hours, confirming your transfer and detailing your statement of account.

There is no fee for transfers received more than seven (7) days before the course. Transfers received within seven (7) days of the course date will incur a $70 administration fee. All transfers must be done by completing the CPE Course Transfer Request Form. There will be no transfers honored if the CPE Course Transfer Request Form is not completed and received by 4:30pm on the last business day before the course. Transfer requests will not be honored once the electronic materials have been posted.

You may send a substitute in your place to a course you are registered for by completing the Substitute Registrant for a CPE Course Form. There is no fee to substitute one registrant for another registrant, provided that the substitute registrant holds the same membership status as the original registrant. Additional fees will apply if a non-member is substituted for a member.

Distribution of Course Materials

Materials prepared by a vendor or the DSCPA are designed specifically for use during the program and are available only to participants attending the program. Materials, or portions thereof, are not otherwise available for sale or distribution to individuals or educational institutions and may not be reproduced in any way. The registration fee includes access to electronic materials. Please review the information below regarding electronic materials:

  1. Once the materials have been made available, no seminar fees that have already been paid will be refunded for any reason.
  2. You are welcome to bring your laptop, iPad, or other e-reader device with you to the seminar to view your electronic material. You are responsible for ensuring that your device is fully charged; however, a limited number of power strips will be available at designated tables in the room. Be sure to test your device before arriving to the seminar.
  3. The DSCPA makes every effort to have WiFi available at no charge; however, we do not guarantee the availability of WiFi at all seminar locations.
  4. You are responsible for downloading your materials prior to the start of the seminar.
  5. Seminar locations will not have the ability to assist you with printing any portions of the course materials.

Special Needs

If you have special needs, please contact the DSCPA at (302) 478-7442 or cpe@dscpa.org so that necessary accommodations can be made.

Complaint Resolution

For more information regarding DSCPA administrative policies or complaint resolution, please contact Dana Rubenstein at 302-478-7442, by email to dana@dscpa.org, or you may mail to:

Delaware Society of CPAs
3512 Silverside Road
8 The Commons
Wilmington, DE 19810

Contact Information

Please direct all questions or inquiries to cpe@dscpa.org or 302-478-7442.