NEBRASKA SOCIETY OF
Certified Public Accountants
SERVING NEBRASKA AND ITS CPAS SINCE 1928
Conference & CPE General Information
Please register early (at least one month prior to the course) to ensure we have enough materials, space and sufficient people to hold the course.

  3 Easy Ways to Register  
   Fax a completed registration form with credit card information to the Society at 402.476.8731.
Mail a completed registration form with credit card information or check made payable to the Society at 635 S. 14th Street, Suite 330, Lincoln, NE  68508.
Online  Visit our website www.nescpa.org and complete the online registration form OR download the form and mail or fax it.

Payment is accepted by check, MasterCard or VISA. Payment must be received with the registration form. If the registration is made online, payment must be received within five (5) calendar days.

  Conference / Course (Event) Pricing  
The fee for the conference or course (event) is listed under "Fee" in the catalog. Unless otherwise noted, fees include all instructional costs and course materials.

The fees for non-AICPA courses are based upon the following:
  • Society Member – Member of the Society or a non-CPA, staff person of a firm having Society members.
  • Society Nonmember – A CPA who isn’t a Society member or a non-CPA, staff person of a firm not having Society members.

The fees for AICPA courses are based upon the following:
  • Society & AICPA Member – Member of both the Nebraska Society of CPAs and AICPA.
  • AICPA or Society Nonmember– Nonmember of either the AICPA or the Nebraska Society of CPAs.
  • AICPA & Society Nonmember – Nonmember of both the AICPA and the Nebraska Society of CPAs.

Fees are due no later than on the day that the event is held.

  Society Member Discounts  
The Society allows a $30 member discount for individuals attending a Nebraska Society event provided the individual is a member of the Nebraska Society or is a non-CPA staff person of a firm having Nebraska Society of CPAs’ members.

A $15 Coupon can be used once by each Society member for one Society-sponsored event throughout the current CPE year. The coupon is published in the annual CPE Catalog & Resource Guide as will as in the April and May editions of the The Nebraska CPA.

  AICPA Discounts  
AICPA members who register for a course provided by the AICPA will receive a $30 discount for each applicable 8-hour AICPA course. There are no AICPA discounts for 4-hour AICPA courses.

  Late Registrations  
A $35 late fee will be charged for registrations that are received less than ten (10) days prior to the event. This includes online registrations, faxes or U.S. mail postmarks.

  Registration Confirmations  
Registrations received via fax or mail two days prior to the event do not guarantee a reservation in the course. Walk-ins are available on a space-available basis only and do not guarantee space, lunch or materials. Walk-ins and late registrations are also liable for the $35 late fee.

Confirmations are sent by email or mail; whichever is selected on the registration form. The registration confirmation will include the attendee’s name, event date, site location and starting time. Be sure to review it carefully. Occasionally there may be a starting time or location change that is different from what was published in the catalog.

If a confirmation is not received within one week of registration, contact the Nebraska Society office immediately (402.476.8482 or 800.642.6178).

Any registrant may substitute another individual for his or her registration up to the beginning of the first morning session of the conference or course without any penalty.

  No Shows  
Those who register for an event and do not attend are responsible for the event fee and will receive the event materials. If there is a balance due, the materials will be sent once the balance due has been paid in full.

  Cancellations  
The Society reserves the right to cancel an event due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather. In both cases, the registrant will be given the option to receive a refund or transfer the amount paid to a different Society-sponsored event. If the event is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the Society office staff will contact each registrant at least five (5) days prior to the event. In the case of bad weather, the Society office staff will contact each registrant as soon as physically possible by email or phone. All cancellations will also be posted our website www.nescpa.org.

If a cancellation is needed, a written cancellation notice must be received by mail, fax (402.476.8731) or email (society@nescpa.org).

Cancellations received in the Society office five (5) working days prior to the event date will receive a full refund. A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from the full refund for those cancelling two (2) to four (4) working days prior to the event date. Except in special circumstances, refunds will not be granted to those attempting to cancel registrations less than two (2) full working days prior to the event date.

  Conference & CPE Locations  
All event locations are listed in the catalog with the event, in the Conference/CPE Calendar and can be located on our website. The NFPC & GAAC Conferences are being held at The Cornhusker in Lincoln, and the FALL Conference is being held at the Embassy Suites in Lavista.

  Conference Start & Ending Times  
Conferences generally begin at 8 a.m. with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Ending times vary depending upon the conference schedules. Please review the confirmation, conference brochures and this website for specific times.

  CPE Course Start & Ending Times  
Plan to arrive 10 to 30 minutes early to retrieve course materials and to find a seat. Be sure to check the confirmation and this website for the exact time. Eight (8) Hour courses begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. or begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Four (4) Hour courses begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. or begin at 1:00 p.m. and end 4:30 p.m.

  Lunch  
Lunch is provided during a one (1) hour lunch break for all full-day events. Please indicate on the registration form under "specific needs" if there is a specific dietary requirement.

  Specific Needs  
Please indicate on the registration form any specific needs or contact Kelly at the Society office by phone (402.476.8482 or 800.642.6178) or email at least one week prior to the course, and we will do our best to accommodate.

  Parking  
Parking is generally provided with the event fees. If the event is being held at the Mahoney State Park, be sure to sign the sign-in sheet at the information booth at the park entrance to obtain the daily mandatory parking pass. Review the "Additional Information" on your confirmation for parking specifics. For events that have "City of Lincoln Parking" – the Society will validate the attendee’s parking ticket at registration if he/she parks in a City of Lincoln parking garage.

  Lodging  
Special lodging rates are listed in our catalog, on our website, OR contact Kelly at the Society office by phone (402.476.8482) or email for special group rates at various hotels.

  What To Wear  
Business casual attire is recommended. Because meeting room temperatures are difficult to control, it is wise to dress in layers.

  Cellular Phone Usage, Laptops & Smoking  
Smoking is NOT permitted in the classrooms at any of our courses or conferences. The use of laptops is strongly discouraged, and cellular phones should be on silent mode in the classroom.

  Attendance Verification  
At the conclusion of each event, a CPE attendance verification form will be distributed for all attendees to sign. The Nebraska Society office can only verify attendance if the form has been signed.

For all Society conferences, an attendance form is included in the conference manual for the attendee's completion.

  CPE Credit  
All events listed in the catalog have been submitted to the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy for approval of recommended CPE credit. See "CPE Credit" in the event descriptions in our catalog for approved CPE hours.

CPE Certificates are not prepared for each course attended. Summary listings of all Society-sponsored CPE courses and CPE credit hours earned are mailed to Society members by mid-January. If you are not a member and need a summary, please email Lori (lori@nescpa.org).

  Reminder - Nebraska's CPE Rules  
The rules for Continuing Professional Education for Nebraska CPAs can be located within Title 288/ Chapter 8 of the Board regulations and CPE Guidelines can be viewed at http://www.nbpa.ne.gov/pdf/cpe-guidelines.pdf. Most noted among the rules is a four-hour ethics requirement for biennial license renewals (80 CPE hours) and reinstatements (120 CPE hours). Additionally the Board decided 16 hours of self-determined Personal Development courses that are related to the CPAs current employment can be reported. The rules also clarify the number of CPE hours allowed for self-study, faculty and college semester credit hours, and grant the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy the authority to request documentation from a permit holder for five years from their last reporting period. If you have any questions about the CPE rules, you should contact the State Board at (800) 564-6111 or you can also view the rules on the State Board's website at www.nbpa.ne.gov.

  Record Retention  
The Society office generally retains records for three (3) years.

  Sale of Course Material  
With the exception of the “Audits of Nebraska School Districts” (ASD) course, seminar materials cannot be sold separately.

  Evaluation Forms  
Evaluation forms are distributed after every CPE event and conference. Please take time to complete these. The Society office and discussion leaders do read these and take the comments and concerns seriously.

  Disclaimer  
The information and suggestions presented at the seminars and conferences sponsored by the Nebraska Society of CPAs are subject to constant change and, therefore, should only serve as a foundation for further investigation and study. Further, any forms presented at such seminars or conferences are samples only and are not necessarily authoritative. All information, procedures, and forms contained or used in such seminars or conferences should be carefully reviewed and should serve as a guide for use in specific situations. Speakers and discussion leaders are expressing their own view, or those of event authors. Such views and opinions have not been approved or endorsed by the Nebraska Society of CPAs.

The Nebraska Society of CPAs advises its members that vendors offering computer programming are instructed to complete a thorough check of all computer hardware on a regular basis to reduce the potential for spreading computer viruses. Members should be advised that commercially available courses to detect viruses are not foolproof. The association accepts no responsibility for the inadvertent spread of a computer virus, and members enrolling in Nebraska Society of CPAs’ sponsored computer events acknowledge the risk involved and agree to hold the association harmless.

The Nebraska Society of CPAs reserves the right to make changes to prices, dates, locations and speakers at any time without notice. The Nebraska Society of CPAs reserves the right to cancel an event because of an insufficient number of registrants. On the occasion that the Nebraska Society of CPAs must cancel an event, participants will be notified as soon as physically possible. Early registration helps avoid cancellations.

The Nebraska Society of CPAs does not assume financial responsibility for penalties or expenses incurred by registrants who must cancel travel arrangements due to event cancellation.

All data accompanying the names of the members of the Nebraska Society of CPAs was furnished by the individual. Listing of names and information, so provided, is not an endorsement of the individual for a specific purpose by the Nebraska Society of CPAs since referrals or use of a member’s service is left to the sole discretion of the user of this roster.

Every effort has been made to avoid error and omissions in every phase of the work. As the publisher, the Nebraska Society of CPAs assumes no liability of any kind in connection with this publication.
Please be assured that the Nebraska Society staff will do our very best to provide you with quality education in an atmosphere that is as pleasant as possible. We want you to be as comfortable as possible and get the most out of Society-Sponsored events you attend. Please email Kelly with comments and concerns. It is appreciated.

Thank you for attending our Society-Sponsored CPE Courses & Conferences!
635 S. 14TH ST. SUITE 330
LINCOLN, NE 68508
(402) 476-8482
(800) 642-6178
(402) 476-8731