Policies & Registration Information

Cancellation policy

In Person Programs:

  • No refunds on cancellations received seven (7) days or less prior to the course. Registration fees for cancellations received seven days or less prior to the course are nonrefundable and will be placed on account to use for a future course during the same fiscal year (May 1-April 30). No refunds for cancellation of the substituted course.
  • Cancellations or transfers received within seven days of the event may be subject to a fee since meal guarantees have been made.
  • You may substitute another individual for your registration. The substitute is subject to the member/nonmember registration fee policy. Please notify ISCPA of substitutions.
  • No cancellation/refund/transfer is available once electronic course materials (eMaterials) have been downloaded.

Webcast programs:

  • No refunds on cancellations received within 24 hours before the start of the webcast. Registration fees for cancellations received less than 24 hours before the start of the webcast are nonrefundable and will be placed on account to use for a future course during the same fiscal year (May 1-April 30). No refunds for cancellations of the substituted course.
  • You may substitute another individual for your registration. The substitute is subject to the member/nonmember registration fee policy. Please notify ISCPA of substitutions.
  • A registrant who fails to join the scheduled webcast without notifying ISCPA prior to the start of the webcast will be considered a “no show” and will not be eligible for a refund or transfer.

Registration and fees

  • Member fee – extended to individual members of ISCPA or another state CPA society.
  • Nonmember fee – nonmembers are required to pay an additional fee unless otherwise noted. A membership application can be completed online at www.iacpa.org.
  • Discounted fee – paid registrations postmarked or submitted online at least 21 calendar days prior to the course will receive a $35 discount for most courses. For conferences, the discount date is 14 days prior to the conference.
  • NEW! CPE quantity discounts - save money on your organization's continuing education. The more employees attending the same event, the larger the discount. Exclusions apply. See program terms for complete details.
Number of attendees % discount off registration fee
1-5 None
6-10 10%
11-20 15%
21+ 20%

  • AICPA members – individual members of AICPA attending classroom courses developed by AICPA are eligible for a $30 discount on most 8 or 16 hour courses.
  • Registration fees – include electronic course materials (eMaterials) and lunch (for 8+ hour courses) unless otherwise noted.
  • Registrations - ISCPA accepts all major credit cards and checks. Registrations may be made online, by mail or by phone. Full payment is required at the time of registration. Contact ISCPA if you have not received a confirmation within three days of registering to confirm your registration was received.

Course materials

  • eMaterials (PDF) are included in your registration fee and will be provided for most courses, except when the course developer only provides a printed manual. Most courses will provide the option to purchase a printed manual for an additional fee. eMaterials can be downloaded three to five days prior to the course in the My CPE Tracker section. An email will be sent before each course reminding attendees eMaterials are available for download. They may be saved to your electronic device or printed.
  • Once you have downloaded the eMaterials, no cancellation/refund/transfer is available.
  • NOTE: Sioux Falls, S.D. courses will only have eMaterials available.

General course hours

Specific course times and locations can be found on each listing in the online CPE Catalog and will be listed on your confirmation email. Most courses adhere to the below schedule, but refer to your confirmation email for variations. Conference and webcast schedules vary. Check each program listing carefully.

8-hour courses:
7:30 a.m. - Opens for registration and continental breakfast 

8 a.m. - Course begins
Noon - Lunch (30-45 minutes)
4 p.m. - Course ends
Refreshment breaks included

4-hour morning courses:
7:30 a.m. - Opens for registration and continental breakfast 

8 a.m. - Course begins
11:45 a.m. - Course ends
Refreshment break(s) included

4-hour afternoon courses:
12:15 p.m. - Opens for registration 

12:45 p.m. - Course begins
4:30 p.m. - Course ends
Refreshment break(s) included

Lunch is provided for full day live courses and conferences only, except where noted. 

Dietary and special needs

  • If you have special dietary or ADA needs, please contact ISCPA upon registration.
  • We are happy to provide accommodations for nursing moms. For programs held at the ISCPA Enrichment Center, please check in with the ISCPA staff when you arrive. For programs held at hotels/other facilities, please contact Katie Shields (kshields@iacpa.org) at least three business days prior to the program.
  • Meeting room temperature is hard to control. Please dress in layers to ensure your comfort.

Inclement weather policy

  • Courses will be held as long as the facility is open and the instructor is present.
  • When a course is canceled due to inclement weather, ISCPA will make every effort to contact registrants immediately. Please keep your contact information current. If a course is canceled, you will receive a full refund. In the instance of inclement weather, ISCPA will post a message on www.iacpa.org and on the individual course listing in the online CPE catalog, in addition to contacting participants directly.
  • If you are unable to attend due to inclement weather and the course has not been canceled, you must notify ISCPA the day of the course. You will be issued a credit, minus a cancellation fee, that may be used for another ISCPA-sponsored course within one year of the original course date.

Weapons policy

  • The ISCPA office, including the ISCPA Enrichment Center, is a weapons-free facility. ISCPA prohibits the wearing, transporting, storage or presence of firearms or other dangerous weapons. Possession of a valid concealed weapons permit authorized by the State of Iowa is not an exemption under this policy.

CPE credit

  • Participants attending ISCPA CPE programs are required to sign in twice at every 8 hour course, once in the morning and once at the end of the day. ISCPA courses are designed to qualify for CPE credit under the Iowa Accountancy Examining Board rules.
  • Some courses may also qualify for Iowa Insurance CE, Iowa Continuing Legal Education, IRS and other specialty designations. Check the individual course listing for additional information on designations. Contact ISCPA at 800-659-6375 or 515-223-8161 if you wish to obtain continuing education credit for a course not already approved for the specialty credit you desire. Advance notice is required and in some cases require as much as 45 days notice.

Track your CPE credits online

  • Online CPE transcripts is an ISCPA member-only benefit. ISCPA-sponsored courses will automatically be posted to the online transcript as soon as possible after the course is held. Members may add non-ISCPA courses to the online transcript at any time. The online transcript can be printed or emailed for easy record keeping.
  • Nonmember attendees at ISCPA courses will receive a transcript via mail or email at the end of the month a course was attended.

Cell phones and electronic devices

  • As a courtesy, please switch your device to silent and take phone calls on breaks or outside of the meeting room as to not disturb others.

Disclaimer

Printed materials and oral presentations of speakers at programs sponsored by ISCPA are not intended to be definitive analyses of the subjects covered. Seminar attendees and users of accompanying course materials are hereby cautioned that neither the program presenters nor the ISCPA intends that reliance be placed upon these presentations or materials in making professional judgments, business decisions, or rendering advice without confirming and updating information obtained with independent research.