Welcome to CPEforFree.com, your one stop source for all of your online CPE needs.  It’s exactly what it sounds like: free CPE for CPAs and tax preparers.  I’m Eric – a licensed CPA – and I’ve been where you are.  You need CPE credits and you really don’t want to have to pay for any.

Fortunately, I’ve done all the work for you.  Below, you’ll find a list of all the free online CPE credits I’ve found.  Check them out and enjoy.  And if there’s a source of free CPE that I’m missing here, please do reach out to me and let me know about it so I can add it.

Name of Free CPE Source Description Estimated # of CPE Credits Per Month
Deloitte Deloitte Dbriefs Webcasts features Deloitte professionals hosting free 1-hour webcasts around various topics where you can obtain an hour of CPE credit. 10-15
Ernst & Young
PwC Several options for free CPE including: live CPE events in major cities, webcasts, and self-study through PwC Open University.
BDO Online CPE Network
Grant Thornton Mix of live events and online webcasts (many offer 1.5 hours of CPE credits). Less frequent, however. 5-10
CBIZ & MHM Approximately three times per month, CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann offer webinars that are CPE eligible. The webinars range from 1-2 hours in CPE credit (and I was pleasantly surprised at how many of these offer 2 hours of CPE credit). 4-8
Crowe Horwath Crowe Horwath offers several webinars on a monthly basis, most of which offer 1-2 hours of CPE credit. They also have live events, but not all are CPE-eligible, and most have a registration fee. 6-10
Plante Moran Plante Moran doesn’t have a terribly large selection of webinars. Based on our last review, they appear to offer 3-5 webinars per month, each with 1 hour of CPE credit. 3-5