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2018 Sunday Training

Sunday Training - SDP Annual Conference and Training 2018

Sunday, September 16 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We invite you to choose between two concurrent courses offered on Sunday before the Conference.  Introduction to Depreciation presents a brief overview of the major depreciation topics.  This course is excellent preparation for the CDP Exam.  Depreciation and Ratemaking Issues is a higher-level course that includes classes on how depreciation fits within the process of utility ratemaking and also depreciation strategies and tactics.  New this year, the course includes classes on the new tax law and testifying pitfalls and tips. 


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Introduction to Depreciation - 6 CPEs

This outstanding overview course begins with a discussion of the importance of depreciation and the complications inherent in estimating depreciation expense. Included in the course are segments on group depreciation accounting, life and salvage analysis, and annual and accumulated depreciation calculations. This course covers most of the areas included on the CDP Exam. The course is intended for professionals involved in preparing depreciation studies as well as managers wanting an overview of the segments of a depreciation study. There are No Prerequisites for this course.

Depreciation and Ratemaking Issues - 6 CPEs

This popular course is intended for the experienced depreciation practitioner as well as managers wanting an overview of issues related to utility ratemaking and depreciation analysis policies. The course begins with a revised class explaining how depreciation fits within the process of utility ratemaking. This class includes a discussion of depreciation strategies and tactics. The next class, new this year, focuses on the impacts of the new tax law, recent regulatory decisions, and strategies for setting future deprecation and capitalization policies. Also new this year is a short class touching on tips for testifying and pitfalls of live testimony. (More in-depth discussion of live testimony is offered in the Extended Training course “Preparing and Supporting a Depreciation Study”.) This Sunday course ends with a discussion of current issues submitted by attendees.There are No Prerequisites for this course. 




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CPE Credits

Attendees at the 2018 SDP Annual Meeting and/or Training can receive CPE credits. 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:




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