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 Export to Your Calendar 9/14/2020 to 11/5/2020
When: September 14-November 5
11:00 AM- 2:00 PM EDT
Where: WebEx Online Meeting
United States
Contact: Makenzie Howard
(978) 364-5195

Online registration is available until: 11/5/2020
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The SDP Annual Conference and Training is going online! Join SDP this Fall for the excellent conference and training you have come to expect from our in-person events, adapted to an online environment. Our top priority is keeping you and your colleagues safe while fulfilling our mission of providing depreciation education and training. We hope you can attend, and we can't wait to see you again in person in Phoenix in 2021. 



Annual Conference

The Annual Conference and Business Meeting will be hosted on Monday, September 14 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT. Attendees can expect a two-session program (2 CPEs) alongside the business meeting.

The agenda and speakers are confirmed! 

  • Electric Vehicles - Mary Anne Sullivan, Senior Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Asset Existence Testing and Impact on Balance Sheet - Steve Nichols and Jolie Usry, E&Y LLP



For your convenience, we have separated our 5-hour courses (previously offered on Sunday before the Conference) into manageable short sessions offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT.  Similarly, we repackaged our Extended Training into 10-hour courses also offered Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT. 


Classes that could not fit into the 10-hour courses are offered as electives on select Wednesdays at 11:00 AM EDT or 3:00 PM EDT and available to anyone registered for a 10-hour Training course.  We list recommended electives for each of our 10-hour courses, but you may take ANY elective you want!  Some electives are split into Sessions 1 and 2; it is recommended that you take the sessions together. Taking a 10-hour course together with all of its recommended electives gives you all of the topics that were included when this course was offered as an Extended Training course. Find detailed information on the Fall Training Courses here


This year provides the rare opportunity to take Introduction to Depreciation as a quick review after taking Depreciation Fundamentals. Our most popular course, Depreciation Fundamentals, will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of depreciation: data collection and auditing, life and salvage analysis, and depreciation calculation and accounting. These concepts will then be reviewed in the two sessions of Introduction to Depreciation, which also includes a discussion of unit v. group depreciation and the importance and challenges of depreciation.


5-hour Short Courses (6 CPEs)

  • Depreciation and Ratemaking Issues - Maximum Registration: 25
  • Introduction to Depreciation - Maximum Registration: 25

10-hour Training Courses (12 CPEs)

  • Depreciation Fundamentals - Maximum Registration: 30
  • NEW! Life Analysis Methods and Applications - Maximum Registration: 20 - Prerequisite: Depreciation Fundamentals or Qualifying Experience
  • Analyzing Net Salvage in the Real World - Maximum Registration: 20 - Prerequisite: Depreciation Fundamentals or Qualifying Experience

Electives - Available to Registrants of 10-Hour Training Courses


  • Plant and Depreciation Accounting - Introduction - Maximum Registration: 25
  • Reserve Imbalances and True-Up - Maximum Registration: 25
  • Additional Life Analysis Models - Life Cycle Analysis (Session 1) - Maximum Registration: 25
  • Additional Life Analysis Models - Technology Forecasting (Session 2) - Maximum Registration: 25
  • Plant and Depreciation Accounting - Intermediate - Maximum Registration: 25
  • Depreciation Studies - Steps to Perform in Preparing the Study (Session 1) - Maximum Registration: 25
  • Depreciation Studies - Pitfalls to Avoid in Preparing the Study (Session 2) - Maximum Registration: 25
  • NEW! Evolution of Depreciation Regulation & the Iowa Curves - Maximum Registration: 25*
  • Age/Inflation Adjusted Analyses - Overview and Calculations (Session 1) - Maximum Registration: 25
  • Age/Inflation Adjusted Analyses - Using Salvage Data and Workshops (Session 2) - Maximum Registration: 25

* This elective is available to registrants in either a 5-Hour or 10-Hour Course!


Training Courses and electives are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollments are not met. 



Registration Fees

We are please to offer member, group, and Early Bird discounts for our Conference and Training! Group pricing is available - members save an additional $25 per person on the 10-Hour Training Courses. New this year, the reduced rate applies to ALL members of your group! Please note, the additional group discount is available to members only. 


Electives are available to participants of the 10-Hour Training Courses. Electives can be purchased as a bundle (one ticket to register you for all recommended electives) or individually (if you plan to take just one or two of the recommended electives). The bundle tickets are listed together with the course ticket in the registration form to streamline your choices! Pricing for the electives is based on the number of CPEs offered - member pricing is $50 per CPE.


Early Bird rates expire August 15 - register soon to take advantage of the discounts! 


Ticket Type Early Bird Rate

Regular Rate

Early Bird Discount
Annual Conference - Member $125 $150 $25
Annual Conference - Nonmember $175 $200 $25
5-Hour Short Course - Member $335 $385 $50
5-Hour Short Course - Nonmember $485 $535 $50
10-Hour Training Course - Member $595 $695 $100
10-Hour Training Course - Nonmember $750 $850 $100
1-CPE Elective Class   $50 M/$100 NM  
1.5-CPE Elective Class   $75 M/$125 NM   
2-CPE Elective Class    $100 M/$150 NM  


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Membership Information


Join the Society of Depreciation Professionals today! SDP is the only Society devoted to education and training for the field of Depreciation. Benefits include:

  • Access: Opportunity to engage in and discuss contemporary depreciation topics and network with depreciation professionals at the Annual SDP Conference and Training
  • Certification: Opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge in the field by becoming a Certified Depreciation Professional through examination
  • Networking: Access to the SDP Membership Directory
  • Savings: Discounted Member rates for Annual Conference and Fall Training
  • Information: Complimentary subscription to the SDP Newsletter

The SDP welcomes members in all phases of their career. Professional Membership ($150/year) is for anyone who is currently working in the field of Depreciation. Student Membership ($35/year) is for full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field. Retired Membership ($50) is for those who have fully retired from their career, but wish to stay involved or retain their CDP credential. Our membership are employees from regulated companies, regulatory commissions, and consulting firms.


Join today to save on your Conference and Training registration!



CPE Information

Attendees of the 2020 SDP Conference and Training can receive CPE credits. The Annual Conference is 2 CPEs. The Short Training Courses are 6 CPEs and the Fall Training Courses are 12 CPEs. Attendees must be present for all sessions and attendance monitoring within WebEx will be utilized. 

The Society of Depreciation Professionals 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:


If you have any questions or concerns about the SDP Annual Conference or Training please contact the SDP at the (978) 364-5195.



Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations on or before August 15, 2020 will receive a refund, less a $25 processing fee. After August 15, 2020, any fees paid for an individual who cannot attend the 2020 Annual Conference or Training will be applied to the 2021 Annual Conference or Training. For information regarding refund, complaint, and program cancellation policies, please contact our office at (978) 364-5195.

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