CPE Policies for QAS Self Study

Grading Policy

At the end of each course, you’ll be presented with a qualified assessment via the course platform. Question types include multiple choice, matching, and placing items in sequence. Once you submit your responses to the qualified assessment, you’ll be able to see your score immediately. To receive credit for the course, you’ll need to complete the assessment with a score of at least 70%. As no answers to the qualified assessment are released, you may attempt the assessment again without penalty.

CPE Certificate Distribution

Upon successfully completing a course, you will be able to download the CPE certificate directly from the course platform.

Review Questions

Each self-study course contains review questions interspersed throughout the study material to reinforce your learning. You will receive feedback upon submitting each question but your responses to these questions aren’t graded for correctness. Review questions are not part of the qualified assessment.


Upon completing each course, we ask that you complete a brief feedback survey.

Course Registration

Registration for select self-study programs is available through our website as programs are offered. Registration for other self-study programs is available through enrollment links that are sent out via email.

Advance Preparation

Unless otherwise specified, our self-study programs do not require advance preparation.

Program Cost

Unless otherwise specified, our self-study programs are offered free of charge.

Refund Policy

For complimentary self-study programs, no fees are charged and thus no refunds are issued.

For bespoke self-study programs commissioned for internal training purposes, refunds will be provided in accordance with the contractual arrangements made in advance for those programs.

Program Cancellation Policy

In the event of prolonged platform outages or other unforeseen circumstances necessitating course cancellation, Equity Methods will email all participants and post a notice to the company website.

Program Audience

Unless otherwise specified, our programs are suitable for professionals in financial reporting, executive compensation, and equity compensation who have an interest in the subject matter.

National Registry of CPE Sponsors Statement

Equity Methods CPE CreditEquity Methods 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. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Equity Methods’ National Registry Sponsor ID Number is 111637.

Please direct any comments, suggestions, or complaints to:

Bethany Plapp