Self Study

Earn CPE on Your Own Time with Self Study

Search from more than 160 self-paced, skill-building courses in the format that works best for you!

The CalCPA Education Foundation offers self study learning in two formats:
  • On Demand (OD)—Pre-recorded webcast to watch at your convenience. You can start/stop recording and begin where you left at a later time.
  • PDF (OL)—Course materials are offered in PDF format that are downloaded from My Self Study.

All exams are open-book. Your exam auto-saves each time you select an answer to a question. It is not timed, so you can logout/resume your exam when you are ready. You have one year and three opportunities from date of purchase to take the exam.

After submitting your answers, you will receive your score immediately. Once you pass the exam, the certificate of completion will be accessible online for download.

Get all your self study questions answered in our Self Study FAQs.


CalCPA Education Foundation Self study courses are approved by NASBA as QAS Self Study. They also meet the requirements for interactive self study.