The Ethics Exam 411
About the Materials
The Professional Ethics for CPAs
(PETH) self-study course is the only ethics examination accepted by the California Board of Accountancy and comes in both online and text formats. The material offers comprehensive coverage of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and California Accountancy Act and Accounting Rules and Regulations. The almost 300-page course features clear, detailed explanations of the rules that will assist you in answering tough-to-call ethical questions.
Please allow approximately 16
hours to read and complete the test.
About the Exam
There are 50 multiple-choice questions.
- You will have three attempts to
pass the exam with a grade of 90% or better, or no more than 5 missed
- The exam must be completed within a one year from the date of
purchase. Please make sure to allow enough time for all three attempts
to pass, if needed, with the year.
- Your test results are
valid for two years as you complete all of your licensing requirements
for the California Board of Accountancy.
How to Order
Professional Ethics for CPAs is available both online
and text format. For text purchases, please allow 5-7 business days for delivery. Rush shipping is also available.
- Online grading is included in the price of Professional Ethics for CPAs.
- Your online course may be accessed via
this website by going to “Manage My Account”, “My Online /
Self-Study”. Online grading for the text format can also be found
at this location.
- You will receive instant results and can print your
certificate of completion for your records.
- All passing scores are sent directly from the Education Foundation to
the California Board of Accountancy on a weekly basis. Your certificate of completion is for your records only.
If you have any additional questions about Professional Ethics for CPAs, please contact our
Customer Service Team or call (800) 922-5272.