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FAQ On CPE/CLE
We partner with McDevitt and Kline, LLC, an approved continuing professional education provider sponsored by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA CPE Provider ID #109390: Group-Live and Group Internet-Based Formats). McDevitt & Kline, LLC is also an approved continuing professional education (CPE) sponsor for public accountants and certified public accountants in the states of Pennsylvania (PA CPE Provider # PX177627) and Texas (TX CPE Provider # 010281). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. As such, we suggest that you click on the following link to see if your state is one of the many states that recognize NASBA approved providers https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpe-requirements.
We partner with McDevitt & Kline, LLC, which is an accredited provider of CLE in Pennsylvania (PA CLE Provider # 5963). To the best of our knowledge, the following states have attorney self-reporting procedures for out-of-state provider programs or reciprocity with accredited providers in the state of Pennsylvania: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, and South Dakota. However, please review the specific rules and requirements in your state. However, please review the specific rules and requirements in your state. Please contact member services with any questions at email@example.com.
We partner with McDevitt & Kline, LLC, an approved continuing professional education (CPE) sponsor for public accountants and certified public accountants in the state of Pennsylvania (PA CPE Provider # PX177627). As such, CPAs in the state of Pennsylvania can earn self-study credits through our on-demand, interactive self-study course offerings
Live seminars cost $30 per day to help cover printed materials, room rental, technology, breakfast (coffee, bagels, bananas, doughnuts, etc.) and lunch (food, beverage, delivery, cleanup) costs. Note, live webinars do not have this fee.
Yes. According to CMA CPE requirements and rules, organizations that are registered with NASBA (https://www.imanet.org/-/media/09f42abac3aa4d64a5756a578d18116e.ashx) are approved providers for CMA CPE. We partner with McDevitt & Kline, LLC, a NASBA-approved provider for live seminars and live webinars (NASBA #109390).
You’ll get an order confirmation email following your purchase and the day before the event, you will receive an instructions email providing the live event address or detailing the webinar process (virtual room access, course files, and evaluation form).
You will get an electronic certificate of completion via email within 7 days of the event.
No, accredited providers with the PACLE Board are required to report the credits on your behalf.
We provide a 100% refund (or we apply to a future course of the customers choice) in the event that participants cancel their live seminar registration more than 24 hours in advance of the scheduled course. If notice is not provided, we have the right to charge a $50 cancellation fee to cover costs associated with a participants registration (breakfast, lunch, and vacant seat). There is no cancellation fee for live webinars since that is a free benefit that comes with membership.
Immediately after joining you have access to the website to register for seminars, add your profile, etc.
The Login Page has links to reset your password. Our team is also available from Mon. – Fri. from 8AM to 9PM EST and Sat. from 9AM to 5PM EST.
No. Your ALA membership is an individual membership. Use of your membership by any non-member is a violation of the ALA membership policy.
Visit www.member.alacommunity.org to update your information or call ALA Member Care Center at +1.817.968.7252 option 2 (US Only), ]between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm EST.
Twelve (12) months from the end of the month in which your membership was processed. Example: If your membership is processed on 1/7/2018, then your membership expires on 1/31/2019.
ALA memberships are individual, so your membership follows you. Please make sure to keep your contact information current, especially when changing jobs or addresses. www.member.alacommunity.org
ALA annual dues are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes, but may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.
ALA members pay their annual dues online, by mail or by calling our Member Service Center at 817-968-7252 from 8 AM to 9 PM EST Mon – Fri. and 9 AM to 5 PM Sat.
The ALA sends an email approximately 14 days in advance of each member’s renewal date.
Refunds for cancellation of membership must be requested in writing within 30 days of membership activation. A $25 processing fee will be applied to refunds of membership dues. ALA Member Services can assist with all refund requests.
Former members can reinstate membership at any time. To reinstate your membership online, login to your account and pay your membership dues. To reinstate by phone or for assistance, please call ALA Member Services at 817-968-7252 Mon. -Fri. from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm EST. Members may not be able to reinstate at a reduced rate (if applicable).
The ALA accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, check, money order, or purchase order as payment.
Purchase orders can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
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Attn: Member Services
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FAQ Technical Webinar
Yes. You will receive testing instructions in an instructions email prior to each event.
Locate your confirmation email from the ALA for your webinar link again, or go to your member profile.
This is generally a sign of audio lag on your computer, most likely caused by a slow/weak internet network, or a brief interruption in your connection. Try reloading the room by clicking on the red X in the red circle, in the top right corner of the webinar room.
Most computers are able to stream our webinars. Both MAC OS X and Windows (7 & up) are compatible.
Both iOS and Android mobile devices are compatible. Other devices, such as Kindles and Microsoft tablets, are not compatible at this time.
To play a webinar on an iOS device (iPad and iPhone 4 & up), you must first install the free Omnovia Webinato app from the App Store. For Android, your device must support Flash 10.1 (& up) or you will need to install the Webinato app from the Android Market.
Attendees do not need microphones or cameras. All attendee communications will take place through the chat box in the webinar room. You may use the chat window to send a message out to the course panelists. There is no means of communication to other attendees.
Send questions to the panelists using the chat function.
Please call 1-817-968-7252 to speak to a ALA Tech Support Representative.
FAQ Speakers Bureau (Member/Speaker)
Yes, to be considered for the ALA Speakers Bureau you must be a current member of the ALA.
No, we go through a vetting process to ensure that you are good fit for the speakers bureau.
No, we do our very best to give everyone who has been accepted into the ALA’s Speakers Bureau an opportunity to present a two-hour webinar to the community.
No, we publish your profile on the ALA Speakers Bureau page with the topics you are considered an expert in. You also have your own dedicated page with your full bio.