Developing good habits in CPA PEP

Are you looking for tried and tested tips from successful CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) candidates? Check out the resources below. They’re beneficial for CPA candidates at any stage of their CPA PEP journey—anywhere from Core 1 to the Common Final Examination (CFE).

If you're balancing other responsibilities while completing your CPA PEP modules, these blog posts will reassure you that you CAN succeed, despite any challenges. Find out:

Throughout CPA PEP, candidates will be required to write many, many, many cases. But equally important to writing is debriefing the feedback they’re receiving.

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is essential for success in CPA PEP, your career, and in life. But what is EQ? In this blog post, Morgan Jones CPA defines it and outlines the advantages of having a high EQ.

Even if you find you’re a slow reader or your typing speed isn’t quite as fast as you’d like, you can still succeed in CPA PEP and on the CFE.

Vicky Cato CPA provides her tips if you’re a slow reader, and Diane Ngomsi shares what you can do if your typing is on the slower side.

Properly planning a case will put candidates more firmly on the path to success in CPA PEP and on the CFE.

It’s important that candidates build time management habits early in Core 1 and refine their techniques as they progress toward the CFE. Good time management can have a significant impact on how they do in CPA PEP and on their CFE outcome. Jeff Herzog CPA has written a four-part blog series on time management.

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You can also find Jeff’s tips in a webinar format.

Both CPA PEP modules and the CFE test candidates’ technical knowledge.

Feedback can be hard to receive sometimes but applying it strategically in CPA PEP can contribute greatly to your success. Find out how Jessica Kester CPA used feedback to her advantage.
  • Make the most of your relationship with your mentor. This mentor/mentee resource outlines your responsibilities as a mentee and provides tips on how to learn from the best.
  • Find out why mentoring is integral to a CPA candidate's development.
Several factors can influence a CPA candidate's area of specialization in CPA PEP. In this two-part blog series, five recent successful CFE writers share their perspectives on why they chose their electives/roles. 
What resources do you need to excel in each CPA PEP module? Where do you get these resources? Do you need a study plan? In this blog post, Andrea Terrill CPA discusses information she would have liked to know going into CPA PEP.
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