Self-Study CPE FAQ
How self-study courses differ from other CPE programs
What is the difference between self-study, on-demand and webinars?
||Self-study / On-demand
||Content is viewed by on-demand webinars, downloadable PDFs or by textbook and testing is done online
||Content is viewed online
||Can be accessed at any time; no set schedule
||Available only at a specific scheduled period of time
||No instructor is available to respond to questions
||Instructor is available to respond to questions
||An exam is required; must receive passing score on exam to receive CPE credit
||An exam is usually not required
||No attendance tracking
||Attendance tracking is required; polling questions, codes or words are displayed throughout the webinar and participants must respond or record them to receive CPE credit
||Qualifies as self-study CPE
||Qualifies as group Internet-based CPE
||No more than 96 hours per three-year reporting period; CPE sponsor must be registered as a self-study provider on NASBA's CPE Registry
||No credit limitations
What are the different formats of self-study courses?
Self-study courses come in a variety of formats, including on-demand webinars, downloadable PDFs and textbook. On-demand webinars are pre-recorded videos of slides and/or instructors. The downloadable PDF and textbook format is text only. All self-study formats require a test to receive credit.
Obtaining CPE credit for self-study programs
How do I earn credit for a self-study course?
Within one year from purchase date, you must take the final exam and pass with a grade of 70% or better in order to receive CPE credit. If you do not pass the exam on the first try, you can re-take the exam as many times as needed until you pass.
How do I receive my CPE credits and proof of attendance for a self-study course?
Self-study CPE credits are issued by the sponsor. Each self-study sponsor has a different method for making earned credits available to attendees. Common methods include emailing a certificate of attendance of completion or enabling online access to the certificate.
Receiving proof of attendance by self-study sponsor:
SURGENT MCCOY CPE, LLC
Ordering and refunds for self-study programs
What is included with my self-study courses?
A typical self-study course includes:
- Course material and/or on-demand webinar
- Printable reference exam (for some products)
- Final exam
How do I order a self-study course?
Self-study courses can be purchased through the MNCPA CPE Catalog
or by calling the MNCPA customer service department at 952-831-2707.
What is the refund policy for self-study courses?
Refunds for self-study courses are available within 30 days of purchase date, provided that no CPE credit has been granted.
Help and troubleshooting
How do I access my self-study course and exam?
Access instructions vary depending on self-study sponsor. Please select your sponsor below:
I need technical support. Who do I call?