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Ethics for CPAs, the Pragmatic, Practical, and Possible

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Regulatory Ethics - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Ethics
Mark Hugh, CPA
Course Levels:
4 Hours



Award winning and entertaining discussion leader, former AICPA Council Member, and state accountancy board member Mark Hugh will review the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and its interpretations; discuss new developments in regulation at the national and state level; highlight emerging national issues; and discuss examples of best practices, case studies, and recent disciplinary actions.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Primary authorities
  • AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
  • AICPA interpretations
  • New developments at the national and state level
  • Emerging national issues
  • Best practices
  • Case studies
  • Disciplinary actions

Major Subjects
  • Regulatory Ethics

Course Materials


Mark Hugh, CPA's Profile

Mark Hugh, CPA Related Seminars and Products

He is a well-known and award-winning speaker regarding state and local tax issues, and his audiences since 1992 have included thousands, including accountants, industry groups, and attorneys. His work includes planning and tax reporting reviews for a variety of organizations in all states. He has represented thousands of taxpayers, from field auditors to administrative appeals. He is the instructor of the Washington Tax Series webcasts: Washington Tax for Service Businesses, Washington Sales Tax, and Washington Tax Audits. In addition, he is the instructor of the course on nexus throughout the US, State Tax Nexus FAQ: Frequently Awkward Questions.

He is a CPA, a graduate with honors from the University of Washington, and holds a master’s degree in federal income taxation from Golden Gate University. He is the winner of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants award for Outstanding Discussion Leader, the award for Public Service, and the Chair’s Award for outstanding service as a board member.​

Mark is also author and instructor of Washington Ethics and New Developments, a Washington State Board of Accountancy approved course for regulatory ethics, Oregon Ethics and New Developments, an Oregon Board of Accountancy approved course for regulatory ethics, Ethics for CPAs, the Pragmatic, Possible, and Practical, a course on national ethics, and CPA to Consultant, a course on creating and providing consulting services. 

He was a four-term board member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, and was the 2011 to 2012 Board President. He was also a three-year member of the AICPA Council, the governing body of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mark is currently a CPA member of the Washington State Board of Accountancy, the government body that initially qualifies and monitors the quality of CPA’s and CPA firms in Washington.


Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Course Developer Mark Hugh PLLC
Designed For CPAs in any role, whether public practice, business and industry, government, the nonprofit sector, or education
Yellow Book No
Original Recording Date 03/01/2021
Date Added to Catalog 03/01/2021

Additional Information

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).
Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 364


Richard A

"Excellent program content, speaker and "ping" to alert one to a "code" selection- helpful for me, I'm a head-down note taker"

James F

"Very good presentation."

Linda H

"Mark Hugh, kept the course moving but not to fast and kept my interest. He also made clear where to find additional material if needed. It was a lot of material in a short time. It was a good use of my time. "

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Marjorie O

"I thought Mark was a wonderful speaker. Thank you."

James D

"This speaker was entertaining. I wish i could have seen him live. Good job!"

Pete R - Palmetto, Florida