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VBOA Makes Changes to the Virginia-Specific Ethics Course in 2021 

June 23, 2020

At its meeting on May 21, 2020, the Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA) voted with the intent to approve more options for the Virginia-Specific Ethics Course beginning with the 2021 course. 

The two-hour annual requirement will remain the same for all Virginia CPAs. All licensees (excluding those approved for the Inactive status) will still need to complete a VBOA-approved ethics course annually that complies with VBOA regulation 18VAC5-22-90.  

Currently, there is only one Virginia-Specific Ethics Course offered each year and all CPAs are required to take the same course.  Beginning in 2021, the VBOA intends to approve a variety of different ethics courses that will provide options for CPAs to take about different areas and topics. 

The VBOA will also continue to approve all sponsors and courses ahead of time and it will be the CPA’s responsibility to choose an ethics course from a VBOA-approved sponsor. All VBOA-approved ethics course sponsors are listed on the VBOA website. 

Please note that the 2020 requirement remains as is and all Virginia CPAs must take the one approved Virginia-Specific Ethics Course from an approved provider.  

More information about the 2021 changes to the Virginia-Specific Ethics Course will be available later this year from the VBOA. And watch for information from the VSCPA on our exciting new ethics offerings when it becomes available! Visit VSCPA.com/ethics for the upcoming VSCPA 2020 course schedule. 

VSCPA Will Continue to Provide a Stellar Ethics Course

The VSCPA will continue to offer high-quality courses that you can depend on to meet this requirement. We will have a slate of new ethics courses that meet the VBOA requirement available in early 2021. See our suite of courses here and find one that's right for you.