Braden Norwood

Braden Norwood
Braden is a proud husband and a father to a very rambunctious little boy. A few of his many interests include reading, writing music, and playing games. He is the Product Quality Manager for VTR and has been with the company since early 2017. In conjunction with his love for storytelling, he has a passion for story-based learning, believing that narrative is one of the most elementary ways humans can learn. A true nerd at heart, when not working on his premier novel, he can usually be found playing an RPG, reading comics, or watching Star Wars.

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OH CPA Requirements for Continuing Education

Posted by Braden Norwood on 5/29/20 12:24 PM

CPE Requirements for Ohio CPAs

Business professionals often benefit from licensure as members of various accrediting organizations, because having a specific designation serves to prove their trustworthiness and ability to follow through with quality results in their work. Generally, licensed professionals are required to complete a set amount of continuing education hours each year, or within a recertification period, because doing so demonstrates their willingness to stay up-do-date on key industry issues, though the actual specific requirements vary widely according to a member's location. Active members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) who live in Ohio are regulated by the state's Board of Accountancy, and per that body's stipulations, must complete 20 hours of professional continuing education per year and 120 hours every recertification period.

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Topics: AICPA, continuing education, CPA, cpe, continuing education requirements, Ohio, license renewal

Colorado CPA Requirements for Continuing Education

Posted by Braden Norwood on 5/22/20 10:21 AM

CO CPA CPE Requirements

Many business professional are licensed members of various organizations that certify them for certain skills and abilities, sometimes because licensure is required for a specific practice but also because it demonstrates hard work and prestige. For most of these certifications, there is a requirement for individual members to actively report on their attempts to stay up-to-date with key industry topics and advancements, and a primary way of doing this is by completing various continuing education courses or participating in learning-oriented activities, though the specifics of these stipulations vary by organization and location. For example, certified public accountants, or members of the AICPA, who practice in Colorado are required to renew their license every two years, and must complete 80 hours of professional continuing education each recertification period.

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Topics: AICPA, continuing education, CPA, cpe, continuing education requirements, Colorado, license renewal

VA CPA Requirements for Continuing Education

Posted by Braden Norwood on 5/9/20 10:54 PM

CPE Requirements for CPAs in Virginia

Continuing education is a vital component for maintaining a professional license or designation, because it certifies an individual is up-to-date with changes in their industry as well as demonstrating their professional competence and ability to provide quality service. Members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) who are located in Virginia are required to renew their license every three years, and must complete 20 hours of professional continuing education per year and 120 hours every recertification period.

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Topics: AICPA, CPA, cpe, continuing education requirements, license renewal, Virginia

Florida CPA Requirements for Continuing Education

Posted by Braden Norwood on 5/5/20 4:32 PM

Florida's CPE Requirements for CPAs

Most people who have built careers in professional business are familiar with the topic of continuing education, as it helps to inform regarding changes to industries and sharpen skills that might otherwise lack definition. Businesspersons who are certified with a professional organization, who maintain a designation, are generally required to meet continuing education requirements on a regular basis, stretched out over a set length of time. One accrediting organization, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), certifies over 430,000 individuals. However, since each state is governed by a state board, the Florida Board of Accountancy is responsible for dictating the specific requirements for resident CPAs in their jurisdiction. As such, CPAs in Florida are required to renew their licenses every three years, and must complete a total of 80 hours per recertification period.

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Topics: AICPA, continuing education, CPA, cpe, continuing education requirements, Florida, license renewal

NY CPA Requirements for Continuing Education

Posted by Braden Norwood on 4/30/20 4:16 PM

CPE Requirements for CPAs in New York

Continuing education is a vital component for maintaining a professional license or designation, because it certifies an individual is up-to-date with changes in their industry as well as demonstrating their professional competence and ability to provide quality service. Members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) who are located in New York are required to renew their license every three years, and must complete 40 hours per year, for a total of 120 hours per recertification period.

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Topics: AICPA, continuing education, CPA, cpe, New York, continuing education requirements, license renewal

CPA CPE State Requirements | VTR Learning

Posted by Braden Norwood on 4/24/20 1:28 PM

CPA CPE State Requirements: A Comprehensive Guide

Without a doubt, one prominent method for demonstrating capability and trustworthiness in the accounting profession is membership with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Standing at nearly 418,000 members and operating in 143 countries worldwide, AICPA membership is the hallmark of an elite accountant, and becoming CPA certified through the organization can positively impact an individual's career in multiple ways.

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Topics: continuing education, CPA, requirements, state, cpe, license renewal

The Impact of Coronavirus on Continuing Education

Posted by Braden Norwood on 3/20/20 12:45 PM

The Shift Toward "Remote"

With the sudden coronavirus outbreak in the United States, there's a relatively decent chance your employer has already shifted to a work-from-home paradigm, at least for positions where the tasks are majoritively online or easy to complete while away from the workplace. This is especially true for business professionals, since that type of work seems uniquely suited for remote operations. Even if your company hasn't opted to make that sort of transition yet (43% of American employees worked remotely even before the pandemic), there are plenty of organizations which have altered their plans in a precautionary attempt to keep their employees safe and healthy. A few well-known names include General Motors, Google and Microsoft -- even the federal government is allowing greater opportunity for teleworking. That said, there are pros and cons to flexible work.

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Topics: continuing education, online education, Remote Work, Coronavirus, Conference

Customer Focus Vs. Corporate Arrogance

Posted by Braden Norwood on 2/27/20 9:00 AM

 

Having customer focus is giving them the attention they feel they deserve. In a past blog, I mentioned my love for philosophy and, undoubtedly, one of the concepts I’ve latched onto is that of via media: the middle way. Aristotle, the ancient Greek thinker, emphasized this concept in the realm of ethics, theorizing that the Good is found in the middle, avoiding the extremes of excess and deficiency

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Topics: APA, ASAE, Business, Business Talk, Ethics, HRCI, SHRM

Employee Actualization - A Necessary Component of the Workplace?

Posted by Braden Norwood on 1/23/20 9:00 AM

As a business owner or manager is it is important to make sure you’re meeting the needs of your employers. Now, you may be thinking well I pay them, isn’t that enough? Well, maybe for some employees it is, but likely not. Being a good manager means helping employees achieve actualization.

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Topics: actualization, happiness, needs, satisfaction, Tips + Tricks

Ethical Maturity

Posted by Braden Norwood on 1/9/20 9:00 AM

Have you ever been faced with what seems like an impossible choice? I’m not talking about deciding what to have for dinner or where to go on vacation. I’m talking about something a bit more… ethically demanding. Of course, we have all had to make those kinds of decisions at some point or another, and while no two peoples’ moral dilemmas are the same, the human experience is one fraught with ethical quandaries.

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Topics: art, continuing education, Ethics, mobile-friendly, video games

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