Surgent CPE: Education for Pros

The 2017 All-State
CPA Awards

Now accepting nominations for The 2017 All-State CPA Team - Peer Recognized Excellence in Accounting


CPAs, nominate a CPA from your firm or network for the All-State CPA Award for your state! 
Recognizing excellence in accounting, awards are given to one CPA in each state who demonstrates top professional standards for:

1) Knowledge;
2) Innovation and problem solving;
3) Trust and integrity;
4) Reputation in the client and peer community.

Winners will receive an Unlimited Webinar Package from Surgent CPE, a certificate of recognition, and state-wide recognition as All-State CPA.

Nominate a CPA for the All-State Team today!

*CPA and peer must be current licensed and practicing. See Official Rules for details. 

Exclusively Brought to you by Surgent, The Leader in CPE for CPAs


The All-State CPA Awards are exclusively brought to you by Surgent, the leader in Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for CPAs. Surgent aims to go beyond just providing the continuing education credits that CPAs and other professionals must earn to maintain their professional credentials, by serving as the most reliable and trustworthy source of the practical and timely information CPAs, EAs, and other tax and financial professionals need to excel professionally.                               

Nominate a CPA in Your State

Winners Will Receive:

  • Recognition as All-State CPA – Top CPA in [Your State Name], via Surgent's website, press coverage, and select advertising.
  • An Unlimited Webinar Package from Surgent - for unlimited CPE!
  • A printed and digital certificate of recognition

2017 All-State CPA Awards Official Rules

This Awards program is open to all individuals with a current license in the 50 U.S. States. Up to one (1) winner will be announced from any state for which a nominee meeting eligibility criteria is identified. Surgent reserves the right not to award an All-State CPA Award in a given state if a nominee that meets the eligibility criteria cannot be identified.

Eligibility Criteria:  To be eligible for an All-State CPA award a nominee must:

  • Be a current licensed practicing CPA in the state of nomination, with license in good standing;
  • Demonstrate adherence to the highest professional standards for:
    • Knowledge;
    • Forward-thinking;
    • Innovation and problem solving;
    • Trust and integrity;
    • Professional reputation in the client and peer community.
  • The nomination form should reference facts or examples supporting the nominee’s possession of one or more of the above traits (please note as many as possible). Both the contents of the nomination form(s) and the number of nominations for any given nominee will be taken into consideration in determining an Award recipient.  Nominations will be reviewed by a judging committee comprised of Surgent staff and advisors. Eligibility determinations and award recipients will be at the sole discretion of Surgent.
  • Employees of Surgent and its related entities are not eligible to participate in this Awards Program as nominees or recipients.

Prizes:  Each winner of an All-State CPA Award will receive one (1) Surgent 2017 Unlimited Webinar Package valued at $649.00. This prize is not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other Surgent product.

Nomination Process:  All nominations must be submitted using the form on this webpage. No purchase is necessary to enter and purchase (whether current or prior) does not enhance or otherwise affect a nominee’s odds of receiving an Award

Individuals may nominate themselves or a peer, however nominations may only be submitted by actively licensed CPAs.

All Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. P.D.T. on June 30, 2017.

Judging Process:  Nominations will be reviewed by a judging committee comprised of Surgent staff and advisors. Both the contents of the nomination form(s) and the number of nominations for any given nominee will be taken into consideration in determining an Award recipient. Nominations submitted by non-CPAs will not be taken into consideration. Eligibility determinations and award recipients will be at the sole discretion of Surgent.  Award recipients will be notified by July 31, 2017.  All decisions of the judges are final.

Miscellaneous:

  • The odds of winning a All-State CPA Award in your state will depend on the strength and number of nominations for an individual candidate as well as the overall number of nominations submitted in your state.
  • If you are selected as a winner of a All-State CPA award you will be required to grant Surgent the right to use your name and likeness in Surgent promotional materials referencing the Awards. The completion of forms granting such rights is a pre-condition of any Award which may be offered.
  • If for any reason the All-State CPA Awards Program is not capable of running as planned for reasons including but not limited to computer virus or malfunction, bugs, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause, Surgent reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the All-State CPA Awards program without liability of any kind to participants, nominees or Award recipients.
  • Surgent assumes no responsibility for errors in transmission, interruptions in service or other technical issues or delays which could disrupt transmission or receipt of a nomination.
  • Any tax obligations which may arise as a result of receipt of a prize are the sole responsibility of the prize recipient.
  • Disputes related to this Awards program shall be adjudicated pursuant to the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

About Surgent

Surgent’s mission is to go beyond just providing the continuing education credits that CPAs and other professionals must earn to maintain their professional credentials; instead Surgent aims to serve as the most reliable and trustworthy source of the practical and timely information CPAs, EAs, and other tax and financial professionals need to excel professionally. In its 30-year history, Surgent has provided more than 5.6 million CPE credits issued to tens of thousands of accounting professionals all across the U.S. and abroad, through live seminars and online courses. More recently, Surgent has become one of the fastest-growing CPA Exam Review course providers, helping aspiring CPAs pass the rigorous 4-part CPA Exam while saving as much as 400 hours of study time compared to competitors’ review courses.