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Self-study course

The course consists of the 2 hour video accessed via Vimeo for 60 days and the course material.

It costs $85 Canadian plus applicable taxes (charged to Canadian customers only).  To purchase access to this material consisting of the video on Vimeo and the course material via PDF,  click hereIt is 40% cheaper with our Passport. For international customers, approximately one US dollar will purchase $1.20 Canadian on a credit card.

There is an optional quiz for accountants whose body requires one to obtain verifiable or structured CPD hours.   If you have any questions, please email 

Up-coming live session

Ethics - More Than Just The Code of Conduct

This webinar is a thought-provoking discussion of ethical issues, from the CPA Code of Professional Conduct and elsewhere, in accounting, tax and business.  The course is a plea for ethical behaviour above and beyond the rules and contracts.  It reminds you to pause and think beyond your initial reaction….there may be more to the situation.  The presenter shares personal experiences with ethically challenging situations and their resolution. 


It comprises 2 ethics hours for Canadian CPAs.



  • The rules/contract allow this - but is it right?

  • False and misleading issues

  • Colleagues’ actions and association 

  • Confidentiality complications

  • The wearing down of ethical standards

  • Ethics problems between departments in the same organization

  • Major Canadian CPA ethical lapses that are not well known

  • Unreported revenue dilemma

  • Will the auditors back you?

  • Ethics and PD hours  

  • The colleague who exaggerates

  • The subordinate who lies to you

  • Sanctions – should private companies punish players from certain countries?

  • When all is said and done, all you have is your integrity

  • Approaches to diffusing difficult situations

  • All kinds of specific examples and stories

This session was created and is presented by a veteran CFO Stephen Priddle who has created courses that nearly 28,000 accountants have attended and are known for practicality, examples, and humour, who is prolific writer of published cases.  

About 80% of the course content applies outside Canada, so it is of interest to accountants from anywhere in the world.


Who will benefit


Anybody with an interest in ethics or needing ethics hours.

Past feedback

  • Probably couldn't find ethics presented in such a meaningful, and fun, manner

  • Ethics isn't always the most interesting subject but the delivery and content was engaging and thought-provoking

  • Excellent, no-nonsense tough truths

  • Lots of practical examples - cases were thought provoking

  • Good use of humour through the presentation. Pace was good.

  • I liked the type of questions that were posed, because they were not black and white in many cases, we really had to think about both sides, and different options. 

  • I appreciated the ethics problems that we discussed were applied directly to the CPA Code of Conduct, especially the ones that don’t necessarily come up that often

  • This ethics course was great for beginners and seasoned professionals alike

  • I would recommend this course as relevant and though provoking for CPA’s and also other business professionals.  It was an interesting and dare I say FUN course on ethics!

  • I liked that there were many case examples and real-world examples. 

  • Ethical behaviour and standing up for your ethics needs to be a way of life and not about the number of CPE hours achieved

  • This course engages the student to examine how the professional code of conduct as it applies to real situations and then pushes them to think of ethics beyond just the written rules

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