Foundation Facts

Who We Are

The California Certified Public Accountants Education Foundation (founded in 1966) is a 501(c)(3) organization.

The Education Foundation is overseen by a 15-member Board of Trustees that meets to set policies, strategies, goals and financial parameters. Trustees are elected annually by a nominating committee. They may serve a maximum of three two-year terms. Included on the Board are CalCPA/Education Foundation CEO, current CalCPA chair and the immediate past president of the Foundation.


What We Offer

  • Courses and conferences developed to comply with the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs jointly issued by NASBA and the AICPA
  • CPE credit in required categories: Accounting & Auditing, Ethics, Fraud and Government/Yellow Book
  • Courses approved for credit for Enrolled Agents and Certified Tax Preparers; Certified Financial Planners; MCLE for attorneys and more
  • Top instructors: practicing CPAs, business owners, consultants, professors, attorneys and professional presenters

Our Partners

California Society of CPAs is dedicated to increasing the value and promoting the integrity of the CPA profession, while advocating on behalf of its more than 40,000 members in public practice, industry,education and government. CalCPA members benefit from special Education Foundation discounts, including:

  • CalCPA member pricing on Education Foundation-produced CPE events and products.
  • CalCPA members who are full-time accounting educators receive complimentary admission into Education Foundation-produced events.
  • CalCPA life members receive a 50 percent discount on the VPE80 and all Education Foundation-produced events. The discount does not apply to Coupons or CPE products.
  • Licensed members who are current on their membership dues are eligible to receive a FREE 4-hour webcast or self-study Ethics course from the Education Foundation.
  • CalCPA members who are renewing as a CPA member for the first time will receive a qualifying FREE 8-hour course or conference from the Education Foundation.

The California Board of Accountancy works to protect the public welfare by ensuring that only qualified persons are licensed and that appropriate standards of competency and practice are established and enforced. The Education Foundation follows the CPE Guidelines of the CBA and provides courses which qualify in any required area of CPE as published by the Board.