News Release 12/05/13


Norwalk, CT, December 5, 2013—The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) today announced it will host two technical forums for commercial accounting continuing professional education (CPE) providers in January 2014. The forums are intended to assist CPE providers in their preparation of accounting and reporting courses.

The forums will give CPE providers the opportunity to discuss with FASB members and staff final and proposed accounting standards. Attendees will be able to participate in person or via a live audio webcast.

Both forums take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST at the FASB office in Norwalk, Connecticut. The first forum will be held on January 13, 2014, and is open to stand-alone CPE providers whose primary business is to provide continuing professional education. The second forum will be held on January 30, 2014, and is open to individuals who provide continuing professional education within their organization (for example, a CPA firm) or offered internally to their clients.

Both in-person and live audio participants must preregister in advance. Due to space constraints, seating is limited to two individuals per organization on a first-come, first-served basis. The live audio webcast will be archived so that other CPE instructors have access to the topics discussed.

For more information about the forums, or to register to participate in person or via audio webcast, visit

About the Financial Accounting Standards Board

Since 1973, the Financial Accounting Standards Board has been the designated organization in the private sector for establishing standards of financial accounting and reporting. Those standards govern the preparation of financial reports and are officially recognized as authoritative by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Such standards are essential to the efficient functioning of the economy because investors, creditors, auditors, and others rely on credible, transparent, and comparable financial information. For more information about the FASB, visit our website at