Peer Review Training for Ongoing Qualification 


To maintain the qualifications of a team captain or of a review captain, you should participate in one of the following peer review training options within twelve months prior to the commencement of a review. Peer review training options include:

1. Attending the general session of the annual Peer Review Conference

2. Completing the AICPA Peer Review Update on-demand self-study course. This course is an advanced reviewer training course that will be updated annually and cover recent changes to peer review guidance in addition to how recent changes in auditing or accounting standards impact peer review. This course will contain a final exam that is designed to meet the NASBA CPE Standards.

3. Attend an alternative course or conference session that has been approved by the Peer Review Board. For purposes of the ongoing training requirement, these alternative courses and conference session will be selected by the AICPA Peer Review Board. The Board will not consider courses submitted by reviewers seeking consideration for an alternative course of their choosing. A listing of approved alternative courses and conference sessions will be included below.

4. Participate in the AICPA Peer Review Update live seminar course. This course is an advanced reviewer training course that will be updated annually and cover recent changes to peer review guidance in addition to other key areas of the peer review process that warrant additional emphasis.

Alternative Conference Sessions or Courses:
At this time, team captains and review captains can could have met the ongoing training requirements by attending the following sessions at previous AICPA conferences:

1. AICPA Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference 
    Date: June 6, 2016 
    Sessions: Peer Review Update - Part 1 & Peer Review Update - Part 2

2. AICPA National Advanced Accounting and Auditing Technical Symposium 
    Date: July 21, 2016 
    Sessions: Peer Review, Part 1: Peer Review Update & Peer Review, Part 2: For Peer Reviewers, Team and 
    Review Captains


The PRB has also approved a live seminar option for state CPA societies to offer. Check back soon for details and a list of the live seminar dates and locations.

Within PRISM, reviewers who attend these sessions should select "Alternative Peer Review Update Course Approved by Peer Review Board" when updating their reviewer resume.



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