I am under a deadline and need my CPE now!!

Instant, Online Grading and Certificates!  If you need CPE right away, American CPE offers approximately 300 self-study courses that can all be downloaded immediately after purchase through our online ordering system. You can receive your test results and Certificate of Completion immediately upon completing a course by simply logging in to our website Testing Center and completing your exam for an instant certificate!  Or, you can also fax your answer sheet to us at 1-817-473-4998 for grading.  Our courses can also be shipped to you via UPS for a small shipping fee.

What happens if I don't pass the exam?

If for some reason, you don't pass the exam on your first try, you may take it again as much and as often as you like for one year from the date of purchase until you pass it.  No one has ever taken more than two times to pass an exam and the vast majority of our customers pass the exams on their first try.

Do you offer a group discount for self-study?

How long do I have to complete my exam for credit?

As a NASBA Registry QAS-approved sponsor of CPE, American CPE complies with all of the standards of the AICPA/NASBA CPE course standards.  NASBA and AICPA rules state that you have up to one year from the date of purchase to complete your exam. Any exams not passed prior to the expiration date of your subscription, however, are removed from your account. Certificates for exams that are passed remain in your account for a minimum of six years so that you have access to them 24/7.

I am ready to take my exam and have it graded. What do I need to do?

Receiving your Certificate of Completion is fast and easy!  By logging in to our website using the email address or login you supplied when you placed the order, you can go to the Testing Center, complete the exam and have it graded instantly!  When you pass the exam a certificate is immediately available for viewing or printing!  Or, simply bubble-in the answers on your answer sheet and fax the answer sheet for your exam to 817-473-4998 and it will be promptly graded and a certificate will be emailed to you. Normally, certificates are emailed within 2-3 days of the date you fax it in to us.  If you need it faster, just let us know!

Do I have to be online to take download courses or can I save them to my hard drive?

If you order the download version of any of our courses, you will be able to download it directly to your hard drive in either of two ways:  First, you will received a download link on the last "invoice" screen of your order and second, you will also receive an immediate email with the link in it also! 

By clicking on either of these links a new folder on your C drive will be created and all necessary text and exam files will be downloaded into that folder.  Once the download is complete, either the text or exam file will then be displayed on your computer.  All files, however, are immediately available to you by simply navigating to the new American CPE folder on your C drive and double-clicking on the desired Adobe pdf file.

How do you ship your orders?

We ship via UPS, including international shipments, so we require a street address (no PO boxes). If you aren't going to be home, it's best to have your order shipped to your work address where someone can sign for it. We have a thirty-day money-back guarantee, so please examine your order as soon as you receive your package.

If you require international shipping, please call us at 1-800-990-4273 or email us at director@americancpe.com with the desired courses and shipping information.  We will be happy to assist you with your order and inform you of the actual shipping cost.  International orders, however, are immediately available with no shipping cost if the download version is selected.

If you are in a hurry to receive your materials, please place your order as early in the day as possible so that we can ensure it ships out that day. Generally, orders received before 3:00 p.m. central time are shipped out the same day the order is received; orders received after 3:00 p.m. central time are shipped the following business day.

Are American CPE courses accepted in my state?

American CPE is a NASBA Registry QAS provider As a member of the registry, its courses are accepted by all 50 state boards of accountancy.  In addition, we are registered as CPE providers in certain other states that require such registration. 


What are your sponsor ID numbers?

Most states do not individually register sponsors.  We are, however, registered with these individual state boards and organizations:

NASBA Registry: #108096

Hawaii: #00013-05

Illinois: #158-002022

New Jersey:  #1754

New York: #001912

Pennsylvania: #PX177166

Texas: #6446

Society of Financial Examiners: #5134

Do your courses count for other accreditations?

American CPE is a registered sponsor of continuing education for CPAs and other financial professionals.  If you would like CFP credit for a course not currently registered with the CFP board, you may submit it personally to the CFP board for their approval.  CFP approval is entirely at the discretion of the CFP board.  Customers may be able to submit our courses to institutions or organizations for other types of credit but we cannot guarantee that credit will be granted.  For more information contact your professional organization.

Are your courses considered "interactive" for my state?

American CPE courses are considered "interactive" and meet the rules for interactivity established jointly by the AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).  State Boards of Accountancy still have the final authority on these matters, however, so check with your state board if you are uncertain as to whether NASBA QAS Registry approved courses are accepted for self-study by your state.

Do your courses meet the California 8-credit fraud requirement?

Because California does not "pre-approve" courses, we have noted the courses in our catalog and on our Web site that follow the California State Board of Accountancy's fraud guidelines.

What percentage do I need to get on my self-study exam to pass and receive credit?

All of our exams require a 70% to pass, except for Ethics courses where noted.

What is your complaint resolution policy?

For information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at (800) 990-4273.

What is American CPE's credit measurement based on?

CPE Credit Measurement is based on NASBA's Registry guidelines and NASBA's Registry guidelines of 1 credit for every 50 minutes.