One of the most effective education-related facets of the internet is its ability to make available professional training/certifications. While blog after blog is discussing [in vain, usually] the merits of web/distance education vs. a traditional classroom, and arguing their electronic doctrines in cult-like fashion, some folks are taking the time to add a bit to their professional resumes.
Those who were paying attention ~12 years ago could see it in network administration and programming certifications. After that, it was multi-nationals using internet/intranet resources to deliver, speed up and reduce costs with professional development. Now, you can pretty much advance any trade or profession online.
Hoven Tax Associates’ ‘CPE on Demand’ offers CPA and CPE courses and continuing education credits through their own ‘Hoven CPE Courses and credits‘ site. It’s an easy way to keep up with changes in tax laws and is fully recognized by the NASBA:
“Hoven Tax Seminars is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a Quality Assurance Service (QAS) sponsor of continuing professional education…
…Hoven Tax Seminars is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.”