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Frequently Asked Questions

ASE is a comprehensive audit training curriculum designed to take staff from new hire through experienced senior in four progressive levels. It includes training in both the underlying concepts and the hands-on application of the concepts necessary to be successful at each stage of professional development. It also includes training in the nontechnical business skills critical to today’s CPA, such as client interview and communication skills, critical thinking, engagement management, and more. This curriculum is available as either online self-study training or instructor-led training.

  • Level 1 - New Staff: Core Concepts
  • Level 2 - New Staff: Practical Application
  • Level 3 - Experienced Staff / New In-Charge
  • Level 4 - Experienced In-Charge / Senior
  • Online Self-Study
  • Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Audit boot camp

Both. Individuals can enroll in the online self-study format to sharpen their skills or build new skills to help them to progress to the next level in their career. Firms can choose from any format for their staff training, or to supplement existing training programs within the firm.

You have the option to purchase either individual modules or a complete level, depending on your preference.

There is a cost-savings when buying the complete level, as opposed to buying all courses individually.

Yes, as long as you haven’t already paid more than the full price. The price you paid for the courses or tracks you have already taken will be deducted from the total price.

ASE online courses are available for one year from the date you purchase the course.

Courses in each level are what is recommended by the AICPA; however, ASE was designed in a modular format to allow you to mix and match to meet the specific needs of individuals and firms.

While Levels 1 and 2 of the program are designed to provide a foundational level of learning, individuals will benefit from having a basic understanding and awareness of audit terminology and practices. Level 3 is recommended for audit staff with 2-3 years of experience; and Level 4 for 3-4 years of experience.

We require a minimum of 10 people to conduct a virtual instructor-led training.

ASE is able to be utilized as a single format or blended learning curriculum, depending on individual firm needs.

You can contact a representative by completing a brief online form or calling 800.634.6780 (option 1) for information.