Webcast FAQ

1.  What is CPE?

Most U.S. states require continuing professional education (CPE) for certified public accountants (CPAs) to maintain active licenses. The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy's (NASBA's) Regulatory Compliance Services division offers several programs that assist state boards and their licensees by determining high-quality CPE providers. The National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Registry) lists organizations that provide high-quality CPE in accordance with nationally recognized standards. KPMG LLP is registered with NASBA as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credits.


2.  Eligibility Requirements

  • Must view the live webcast for at least 50 minutes per credit hour
  • Answer three polling questions per 50 minutes of content
  • Provide KPMG LLP with a valid email address to receive the applicable certificate
  • Please note, partial credit is not available if an attendee exits early


3.  Is there a way for me to tell immediately whether I qualified for CPE credit?

At this time, the timing will vary from event to event. Some events will push out a certificate the same day, while others may take up to two weeks.

Please note the requirements are:

  • Attend for at least 50 minutes per credit
  • Answer at least 3 polling questions per 50 minutes

4.  Exit Survey

When the webcast is over, the player will automatically refresh to display an exit survey. Please complete this survey and click the Submit button, after which you will receive a notification regarding CPE credit for today's event.

Please note: if you close completely out of your web browser (using the X in the far upper-right corner of the window), this notification will not appear. If you would prefer not to complete the exit survey, you may alternately use the X button to the right of the ? button in the webcast banner to close the player.


5.  How many polling questions must I answer to qualify for CPE credit?

To qualify for CPE credit, a minimum of 3 questions per 50 minutes must be answered. For 1.5 credit events, participants must answer at least 5 questions and participate for a minimum of 75 minutes to receive credit.


6.  When/How will I get my CPE certificate?

You will receive an email notification detailing how to access your certificate via KPMG Executive Education [JS 2]  At this time, the timing will vary from event to event. Some events will push out a certificate the same day, while others may take up to two weeks.


7.  Can multiple participants sign onto one computer?

No, multiple participants cannot sign onto one computer. Each participant must be individually logged into the session via their own computer in order to receive CPE credit.


8.  I was not pre-registered for the event. Do I still qualify for CPE?

Participants do not need to pre-register, but all participants must be registered for the event individually to qualify for CPE credits.


9.  Can I still qualify for CPE credit if I am from the United States but will be watching this webcast from a location outside the United States?

Yes, when logging into the event, simply provide a valid email address to which we can send your certificate.


10.  Can I receive a copy of the presentation materials?

Presentation materials for all Institutes webcasts can be accessed directly within the webcast player using the Event Resources tab.


11.  Technical issues

Technical issues: use the question mark button in the upper-right corner of your webcast player to access our new online help portal.

If this does not resolve your issue, please submit a question through the Ask a Question box, and you will receive a reply from our technical staff shortly in the Answered Questions box.


12.  Do you offer CLE credits?

KPMG is not a CLE sponsor, so we are unable to issue CLE credits for our courses.  KPMG is only approved to issue CPE credits. 


13.  Is KPMG an IRS Approved CE Provider?

KPMG is an approved IRS CE provider, but only some of our internal courses are IRS approved. None of our external courses qualify as IRS approved courses for EA credit.