CPE Rules for Live Webinars

As a CPE provider, NASBA requires us to follow strict rules when granting CPE to webinar participants.

CPE is NOT automatic; you must comply with two major requirements which are your responsibility as a participant.

Requirement 1:

Stay on the webinar for at least 50 minutes per CPE hour, not including breaks. We go by the GoToWebinar Attendance log.


  • Make sure your hardware meets minimum GoToWebinar specs and make sure your GoToWebinar software is working and up-to-date.
  • Join the webinar on a PC or Mac or use the GoToWebinar app if you join via phone or tablet.
  • Make sure you are listening under your name and not someone else’s.
  • Keep your GoToWebinar browser window open for the duration of the webinar.
  • Type in the question box a hello at the beginning of the webinar. Participate in the webinar by typing in the question box when we ask for comments.

Requirement 2:

Comply with the participation checks. We will use one of two methods for this:

  1. Polling questions
    • Answer at least 3 polling questions per CPE hour. These will appear on the presentation window of the GoToWebinar software during the webinar.
  2. Check words
    • Record at least 3 check words and enter them after the webinar is over. These will appear on slides during the webinar.


  • Don’t multitask during the webinar.
  • A 5-minute break per hour is scheduled for webinars lasting longer than an hour. Don’t take breaks outside of the scheduled breaks.
  • Make sure you can see the presentation at all times. Sometimes the window can hide under other windows on your device.