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Continuing Education

Certified Public Accountants

The Coggin College provides continuing education classes for Certified Public Accounts (CPA) as a partial requirement for maintaining their professional license. Classes are provided during two sessions. The first being the Fall academic term and the second during the Summer term. Courses are taught by Coggin faculty who are full time faculty and professional accountants.


Online Registration & Payment


Due to the COVID-19 virus the Fall 2020 Coggin College of Business' continuing education classes for Certified Public Accountants will be conducted remotely in adherence to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's social distancing protocols and guidance from the State University System of Florida. Instruction will be through Zoom. Information regarding the link and the meeting ID will be sent out via email on Monday before the class. Please contact Cathie Gordon at 904-620-2590 or with questions.


CPE Continuing Education - Fall 2020
Date Course Instructor
October 16, 2020 GASB & Governmental Audit Update  2020
This course will cover the latest GASB Statements, proposed GASB pronouncements, issues surrounding the implementation of recent accountings standards, and recent GASB Proposals. Class topics include current GAO Yellow Book and auditing requirement, Title 2 Uniform Guidance for Federal Grants and recent SASs relating to governmental auditing.
8 hours CPE A&A/Govt
John Duffy, MAcc. CPA
October 30, 2020 Governmental and Not-for Profit Reporting Models – 2020
This course will discuss the current reporting models for governmental and NFP entities and will include illustrations of current presentations and notes. Finally, the course will review the proposed updates, the reporting models, financial statement and federal audit.
8 hours CPE A&A/Govt
John Duffy, MAcc, CPA
November 6, 2020 Ethics: Florida Ethical Issues – 2020  8:15 - Noon or 12:30 - 4:15
The course will meet the Florida Board of Accountancy ethics requirement and review Florida statutes 455, 473 and selected administrative rulings (61-H1). The course will consider various ethical topics affecting the accounting profession and will include case studies and class participation regarding the application of ethical standards. There will also be a discussion of the accountant’s code of conduct and application of ethical standards.
4 hours CPE Ethics
John Adams, MBA, CPA
November 13, 2020 Accounting Update – What You Need to Know – 2020
New for 2020: An examination of new FASB pronouncements for credit losses, hedges, financial instruments, income taxes simplification, etc. We will also have a continued discussion of lease accounting, revenue recognition and other recently implemented guidance.
8 hours CPE A&A
Mark Leininger, CPA
November 20, 2020 FASB, Not-for-Profit Accounting, and Federal Auditing Update – 2020
This course covers the latest issues surrounding not-for-profit accounting, including issues related to the audits, GAO Yellow Book, the not-for-profit reporting model project, current regulatory issues and their impact upon not-for-profit accounting, and the most recent FASB and SAS pronouncements related to NFPs.
8 hours CPE A&A/Govt
John Duffy, MAcc, CPA

Course Instructors

John A. Adams, MBA, CPA was a tax partner with Adams and Harper, P.A. in Orange Park. Adams retired from the firm in 2016. Prior to working there, he was employed in various positions with the Internal Revenue Service. Adams has served as an adjunct instructor in taxation at the collegiate level and has taught continuing education classes throughout his career. He received his B.B.A. degree with honors from the University of Georgia and his M.B.A. degree from the University of North Florida.

John P. Duffy, MAcc, CPA is retired from the State of Florida, Office of the Auditor General. He was the audit supervisor for the Jacksonville office and currently is a financial analyst with local government. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida and Master of Accountancy from the University of North Florida. During 39 years as a state auditor, his work experience included audits of district school boards, local governmental units, state college and universities, the State of Florida Federal Single Audit and various state agencies.

Mark A. Leininger, CPA is on the faculty at the University of North Florida. He received his M.B.A. degree from the University of North Florida and his B.S. from Carson-Newman College. Prior to joining the University of North Florida’s faculty, Mark served seven years as the Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President and Controller of Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. Additionally, Mark served four years with CSX Transportation, Inc. as an Assistant Controller and 12 years with the international accounting firm Ernst & Young. Mark, as a senior manager with Ernst & Young, served such notable clients as CSX, the PGA Tour and the ATP Tour.

Registration Information

We must receive you completed registration and payment to reserve your seat. If course enrollment is low, we may cancel, postpone or combine courses. If you are unable to attend, we will honor a written request to apply your registration fee toward a future program if it is received a minimum of three working days prior to the program for which you have registered. You may fax or email your written request. As a second option, you may send a substitute.


$195 regular price

$180 reduced price for UNF alumni

$180 reduced price for registering seven or more attendees at the same time with one method of payment. (Not available for online registration. Please contact the office to register.)

$150 reduced price for registering 20 or more attendees at the same tme with one method of payment. (Not available for online registration. Please contact the office to register.)

$100 price for half-day course.




  1. Secure online registration and paymet
  2. Mail Check to: 

              University of North Florida

              Coggin College of Business

              Dean's Office - CPE

              1 UNF Drive - Bldg. 42

              Jacksonville, FL 32223-7699


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