Frequently Asked Questions | Sequoia CPE

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does a Sequoia CPE membership include?
2. Are there any additional fees to complete my CPE, such as exam grading fees?
3. The Unlimited CPE membership is for 1 year. When does the 1 year start?
4. Do courses from Sequoia CPE qualify for credit in my state?
5. What are the continuing education requirements for my state?
6. Does Sequoia CPE have any firm offerings or discounts?
7. What format are the courses presented in?
8. How do I complete a course after purchasing my membership?
9. Can I save my answers in the middle of an exam and return to it later?
10. What happens if I don't pass a final exam on my first try?
11. Can I view the questions I missed on an exam?
12. When can a course be repeated?
13. Can I complete my CPE courses on a tablet of smartphone?


1. What does a Sequoia CPE membership include?

Your membership includes unlimited access to all of our non-ethics continuing education courses for 1 year. All of our courses feature course materials that are available immediately after purchasing your membership, as well as online grading of exams and instant completion certificates.

Certificates of completion are conveniently available in My Account any time after passing the final exam for that course.


2. Are there any additional fees to complete my CPE, such as exam grading fees?

No, your purchase from Sequoia CPE is all-inclusive. There are no additional fees for taking exams, grading exams, completion certificates, etc.


3. The Unlimited CPE membership is for 1 year. When does the 1 year start?

The 1 year membership is for 365 days of unlimited CPA CPE from the date of purchase.


4. Do courses from Sequoia CPE qualify for credit in my state?

Yes, Sequoia CPE is a NASBA-QAS approved continuing education provider and our courses are accepted in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. In addition to NASBA and the IRS, we have specific approvals from the following states: New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Our provider ID number for each jurisdiction is listed on the About Us page.


5. What are the continuing education requirements for my state?

To view your states CPE requirements click Here and then select your state.


6. Does Sequoia CPE have any firm offerings or discounts?

Yes, we offer discounts for firms with 3+ CPAs, EAs, or tax professionals. All firms have access to our "Virtual Office Administrator" which simplifies and streamlines CPE tracking. Our Virtual Administrator can track the continuing education of anywhere from 3 to 500+ employees, displaying individual progress in one simple and user friendly view. We save certificates of completion for five years in a user-friendly archive.

We have created an easy to use tool to see pricing and setup your firm memberships in a manner of minutes.

Firm accounts can be set up here

If you would like more information, please contact Support@SequoiaCPE.com


7. What format are the courses presented in?

All courses from Sequoia CPE are self-study courses with PDF course materials and online exams. If you desire, you may print the PDF file once it is downloaded. After adding a course to My Account two buttons will appear:

Clicking the Download Course Materials button will download a PDF document to your computer/tablet with the course materials and relevant information.

Clicking Take Exam will take you to the final exam for that course which must be completed to receive your continuing education credit.


8. How do I complete a course after purchasing my membership?

After purchasing your membership click View Courses at the top of the page, which will display all of our courses. Click the Add to Account button next to the courses you would like to take. These courses will now be listed under "Courses in Progress" in My Account, and you will be able to download the course materials as well as access the final exam from this page.

To receive credit for the course you must pass the final exam with a score of at least 70%. After passing the final exam, the course will move to "Completed Courses" in My Account and there will be a link to view and print your certificate.


9. Can I save my answers in the middle of an exam and return to it later?

Yes. You can click either of the "Save Progress" buttons on the exam page to save your current answers and return to the exam at a later time.


10. What happens if I don't pass a final exam on my first try?

You can retake each final exam as many times as you need to. The course will remain in "Courses in Progress" in My Account until you pass the exam. To retake an exam click the Take Exam button.


11. Can I view the questions I missed on an exam?

Yes, only after passing the exam. After passing an exam an Incorrect Answers link will be displayed in My Account for 7 days under the Get Certificate button.


12. When can a course be repeated?

Courses can only be repeated once updated to a new version (e.g. versions 3105A and 3105B).


13. Can I complete my CPE courses on a tablet or smartphone?

Yes, all aspects of our courses are fully compatible with Apple iOS, Android and Kindle. For iPads, the PDF course materials can be saved from Safari into the iBooks app for offline access and easy reading.