"AGN has been a great source of information for our firm. We've received rave reviews on the training sessions we have sent our staff to, and my partners and I always come back from the conferences filled with ideas on how to improve various aspects of our practice."

Don Karlewicz, CPA
Managing Partner
Chestnut Ridge, NY, USA

"From my days as a student in staff training, to Advanced Partner Training, through participation in the peer review program and various committees and Sharegroups, my AGN experience has been invaluable from both a professional and personal standpoint."

Dennis M. McLaughlin, CPA/ABV, CVA
Clark Schaefer Hackett
Dayton, OH, USA

staff training

AGN-NA's Staff Training program offers learning opportunities for Audit  and Tax Levels 1-6. Audit classes utilize the resources at 20-20 Audit Training, while Tax classes primarily utilize the resources at Surgent Professional Education.

Levels 5 & 6 are management training; perfect for supervisors and managers in Audit and Tax, as well as HR, IT, Marketing, Business Development, and Administration. 
Course outline for Levels 5 & 6

All classes are held in Denver, CO. Both Audit and Tax will meet at the same time in the same location with separate classes, unless otherwise noted. 

AGN reserves rooms at the hotel (TBA) from Sunday through Wednesday. You may check-in at any time; however, the Sunday evening opening event is mandatory as indicated in our Board policy.  

If you are coming in early or staying over, you will be responsible for your meals and extra room nights at the hotel. 

Check-out time is 11 a.m. The hotel will store your bags if you don't wish to bring them with you to the conference room on the last day.

  • Delivery Method: Group Live
  • Advanced Prep: None
  • Record Retention: AGN keeps CPE records for five years
  • Complaint Resolution: Contact Kathy Sautters, Regional Director, at 303-743-7880, option 1


1. New Hire/Interns TBD  More info   ------  ------
2. Staff Associate 7/10-13/16  More info  REGISTER
3. New In-Charge
7/17-20/16  More Info  REGISTER
4. Exp. In-Charge
7/31-8/3/26  More info
1. New Accountant TBD  More info   ------
2. Future Tax Specialist  
(1-3 yrs.)
More info 
3. Future Tax Specialist
(3+ yrs.)
7/17-20/16  More info
4. (4+ yrs. and
Level 3 training)
7/31-8/3/16  MSTU 
5. Supervisor  11/13-16/16  More info  REGISTER  ATTENDEES 
6. New Manager 6/5-7/16  More info   REGISTER  ATTENDEES 



CPE credits and fields of study vary by session, see individual sessions for further information.

AGN International - North America 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: www.nasbaregistry.org 

AGN International - North America, Inc. is also registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.



Costs for staff training are shared by participating firms. In 2015 costs for a 3-day course were approximately $1975 per person. Costs include:

  • Travel
  • Lodging
  • Food
  • Instructors' fees
  • Manual/book fees

Costs in 2016 may increase due to increased fees, transportation costs, and group dinners. Participating firms will be billed for the training after the course has taken place.



If a registration is canceled within SIX WEEKS of a scheduled program, a fee may be assessed against the firm. If a registration is not cancelled, and the participant does NOT attend the scheduled program, the firm will be assessed as though the person attended.

AGN North America Board Policy
Expenses, including travel, for all courses offered by AGN North America shall be pooled and divided among the firms represented in proportion to the number of persons attending. NOTE: AGN headquarters DOES NOT make plane reservations.

Important Information
Classes begin at 8 a.m. Participants should not leave before the class ends on the last day to receive full CPE credit! Arrive in plenty of time to check-in by 6 p.m. for attendance at the mandatory Sunday evening opening event. 

Maximum number of participants for each session is 24!