Virtual and In-Person Tax,
Accounting & Audit CPE Seminars

Checkpoint Learning CPE seminars offer practical, relevant, and innovative material in an engaging and easy-to-follow format. Get CPE for CPAs and Enrolled Agents when you attend live online or in-person tax and accounting seminars. Choose from entry-level to advanced learning options on the topics that matter most to you.

Select CPE trainings will be held in person in 2021, following the appropriate safety standards to protect your health and wellness.

Why choose Checkpoint Learning CPE seminars?

Engage with peers

Engage with speakers and participants. Ask questions on the topics that matter most to you.

Earn your CPE without the test

Participating in in-person or virtual seminars means you don’t need to take an exam to get your CPE credits.

Learn from subject matter experts

Learn from nationally-recognized instructors and tax and accounting experts who speak your language and understand your daily practice.

Wide range of topics

Choose from progressive career training for tax and audit professionals, to technical training on application of tax and accounting information.

Easily track your CPE requirements

Monitor CPE progress through your personalized Checkpoint Learning dashboard, included in our CPE subscription packages.

Enhance your skills

With AuditWatch and TaxWatch University, you’ll have an organized path to professional growth. With Gear Up, you'll be prepped and ready for tax season.

Checkpoint Learning's best-known seminar options

Gear Up

is an exceptional experience with the opportunity to engage with speakers on the topics that matter most, focusing on the upcoming season.

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AuditWatch University

offers progressive levels for your audit staff from basic staff training to senior management level courses.

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TaxWatch University

offers progressive levels of core tax staff training, with focus on individual taxation regulations.

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Gear Up Tax and Accounting Seminars

Gear Up returns in 2021 with both in-person and live online programming

Gear Up has more than 45 years of experience providing nationwide tax seminars, destination conferences, and self-study courses. This is an exceptional experience with the opportunity to engage with speakers on the topics that matter most. Our presenters are practicing tax and accounting professionals who speak your language and understand your daily practice, offering insightful application of tax and accounting information.

Tax Season Prep Seminar Series: Plan to prep for tax season now and save an additional 10% when purchasing 3+ seminars.

Gear Up Society and Association partner events

We partner with sponsoring state associations to provide both live, in-person, and online seminars.

1040 Individual Tax

Understand key issues for completing complicated individual returns.

16 CPE credits
$329.00 In person

1040 Individual Tax (4-day series)

An expanded, comprehensive update and review for completing complicated individual returns.

16 CPE credits

Business Entities (One-Day)

A one-day comprehensive update and review of tax and economic issues facing small businesses.

8 CPE credits
$329.00 In person

Business Entities (Two-Day)

An expanded, two-day comprehensive update and review of tax and economic issues facing small businesses.

16 CPE credits

Ethics for the Tax Professional

A reinforcement of the importance of ethical behavior while assisting our clients.

2 CPE credits

California Tax Update

This comprehensive course covers key tax issues for completing complicated California returns.

5 CPE credits

Accounting (1-Day)

This course provides a look at the requirements for preparation and compilation engagements performed under SSARS.

8 CPE credits

Accounting (2-Day)

This course provides a more in-depth look at the requirements for preparation and compilation engagements performed under SSARS.

16 CPE credits

Helping Clients Though Challenging Times

The past year has put many enterprises on the edge of financial collapse. This course will examine methods to restructure debt or discharge debt when necessary to salvage the entrepreneur.

8 CPE credits

Income Tax for Estates and Trusts-Form 1041

This course covers the purposes of the fiduciary income tax return–Form 1041.

8 CPE credits

AuditWatch and TaxWatch University Seminars

If you’re like most firms, you don’t have the time, resources, or training expertise to provide an educational roadmap for your employees. With AuditWatch and TaxWatch University, your team will receive the technical and professional training they need to be first class in their specializations. From foundational staff training to senior management-level courses, choose from progressive levels of training at a convenient day for you.

AuditWatch University Seminars

An integrated development curriculum designed to promote the professional growth of your audit staff. Starting with basic staff training and culminating with senior management-level courses, AuditWatch University offers five progressive levels.

Basic Staff Training

An introduction to auditing and basic responsibilities.

24 CPE credits

Experienced Staff Training

The complete audit process and plan is covered.

24 CPE credits
$1249.00 In person

Beginning In-Charge Training

Preparation for taking in-field responsibility for audit engagement.

24 CPE credits
$1249.00 In person

Experienced In-Charge Training

Moving experienced auditors beyond the basics and into leadership roles.

24 CPE credits
$1249.00 In person

Beyond In-Charge – Taking the Next Step

“Taking the Next Step” sets up development as engagement and firm leaders.

24 CPE credits
$1249.00 In person
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TaxWatch University Seminars

TaxWatch offers progressive levels of core tax staff training, beginning with an entry-level course with focus on individual taxation regulations.

Introduction to Principles of Taxation I

Novices gain skills to prepare individual and corporate returns and to recognize more complex issues.

24 CPE credits
$1249.00 In person

Introduction to Principles of Taxation II

More efficiently prepare individual and corporate returns, become more aware of key tax rules. 1-2 years experience.

24 CPE credits
$1249.00 In person

Intermediate Principles of Taxation

Learn to handle S corporations, partnerships/LLCs, estate & trust issues and more. 2-3 years experience.

24 CPE credits
$1249.00 In person

Advanced Principles of Taxation

Gain technical knowledge for working with clients in a tax advisory role. 3+ years experience.

24 CPE credits
$1249.00 In person

PTUF: Federal Update

Tackle the latest developments affecting individuals, partnerships, C corporations, S corporations, LLCs, estates and trusts.

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AuditWatch Presents Leadership Seminars

These leadership courses are built by experts in audit and tax for current or future leaders in you firm, providing leadership training that emphasizes DEI across functions.

Leadership I: Everyday Essentials

In this highly interactive course, advancing professionals develop essential, results oriented leadership skills to boost individual and firm success. Topics include foundational leadership principles, DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), goal setting and prioritization, collaborative negotiation, presentation skills, mindfulness, and business development skills.

24 CPE credits
$1249.00 In person

Leadership II: Expanding Capabilities

This engaging course expands the participant’s professional leadership capabilities. Topics include developing executive presence, using emotional intelligence to achieve success, managing in the multi-generational workplace, performance and talent management, DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion), mindfulness and building new business.

24 CPE credits
$1249.00 In person

Get discounts on seminars and earn unlimited CPE online

Premier Plus subscribers receive 25% off seminars and conferences for up to 40 hours of programming.. Premier subscribers receive 25% off seminars and conferences for up to 24 hours of programming. Enjoy these and many other benefits with a CPE subscription.

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  • 1,800+ CPE credits
  • 400+ self-study courses
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  • 2,500+ CPE credits
  • 400+ self study
    100+ video courses
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  • Two-day Year-End Update
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  • 2,500+ CPE credits
  • 400+ self study
    100+ video, nano courses
  • All webinars, any length
  • Two-day Year-End Update Conference included ($399 value)
  • Online seminars and conferences at a 25% discount (up to 40 hours)
  • Professional development learning plans

Common questions

What is a CPE seminar?

Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) must meet requirements defined by their state licensing board of accountancy to maintain their CPA license. Many state licensing boards require that CPAs and EAs maintain and improve their skills through Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses, such as CPE seminars.


CPE seminars are in-person or virtual instruction courses that qualify as live events. This means that the CPE credit is earned without exams or tests.


With Checkpoint Learning, you can register for trusted CPE seminars from well-known providers, including:


  • - Gear Up
  • - AuditWatch
  • - TaxWatch

What is a Gear Up CPE seminar?

As part of Checkpoint Learning, Gear Up has more than 45 years of experience providing nationwide tax seminars, destination conferences, and self-study courses. Our presenters are practicing tax and accounting professionals who speak your language and understand your daily practice, offering insightful applications of tax and accounting information.


Check out our full list of Gear Up CPE seminars


For more details, visit our Gear Up FAQ section

What is the difference between Gear Up and AuditWatch and TaxWatch seminars?

With Gear Up, you will receive training from practicing experts on application of tax and accounting information, to prepare you for tax season.

With AuditWatch and TaxWatch University, you and your staff will receive first-class technical and professional training in a variety of specializations. From foundational staff training to senior management-level courses, choose from progressive levels of training at a time that works best for you.


Check out the full list of Gear Up CPE seminars


Check out the full list of AuditWatch and TaxWatch CPE seminars

Are CPE seminars only in-person events?

CPE seminars are live training events. In addition to in-person options, CPE seminars are also available virtually from the convenience of your home or offices.

Can I earn all of my CPE credits with CPE seminars?

Yes, you can earn all your required CPE credits from live events, such as seminars.

What our attendees say

  • The Gear Up 1040 seminar was the best of its kind

    I can easily say the Gear Up 1040 seminar was the best of its kind I've attended, and I've attended many. The instructors were very knowledgeable and experienced and gave real-world examples from their many years in practice. There was an emphasis on tax-planning and the text for the course was so good I referred to it all tax season. I highly recommend this seminar to other tax professionals.

    Robert Rich, EA

  • AuditWatch &ndash the best training I've ever been to

    Excellent materials, instructor was very good as a teacher as well as a communicator. Best training I've ever been to.

    L. Henry

  • Gear Up locations are terrific!

    Gear Up locations are terrific! I’ve been an accountant for 39 years, and I really like being able to plan vacation time around completing my CPE.

    William Berry

  • Оne of the best trainings I have received

    I thought the program content was incredibly relevant and one of the best trainings I have received. I found it very applicable to the issues I face as not only an auditor, but as one who supervises staff on an almost daily basis.

    AuditWatch University Attendee

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