2013 Online Stock Plan Fundamentals
Why this education is critical:
  • Stock plan practices are under active scrutiny by the IRS, the SEC, shareholders, and other watch groups.
  • Equity compensation impacts a company’s earnings per share and reported financials.
  • Transactions must be reported on time and correctly to the SEC, the IRS and shareholders. There are no grace periods or special dispensations for mistakes, which can be costly and embarrassing.
How we present the fundamentals:
  • Webcast sessions illustrate stock plan concepts and best practices as they fit into the new regulatory landscape.
  • Extensive online materials provide in-depth coverage of course topics.
  • Quizzes try your understanding of the materials and assignment guides help you apply your new knowledge to your own plans.


All webcasts are archived and available online after the live presentation. You can begin the program at any time!
What we cover:
Six webcasts will cover the stock plan essentials, including:
  • Characteristics, requirements, and tax treatment of non-qualified awards, incentive stock options, restricted stock and employee stock purchase plans
  • Accounting treatment of stock compensation, including an introduction to option valuation
  • Securities law considerations, including registration requirements and Section 16 reporting
  • Best practices for accurate and efficient stock plan administration
  • Overview of stock plan concepts, terminology, and functional interactions 
Preparation for the CEP Exam:
The course program adheres to the CEP exam curriculum and course quizzes are aligned with CEP testing standards, making the Fundamentals an excellent preparatory program for CEP exam candidates.
Praise for the course from past participants:
 “I chose the NASPP’s Stock Plan Fundamentals program as a CEP preparation course because no other comparable program is designed and taught by the industry’s most respected and qualified practitioners, consultants and attorneys. After my participation in the program, I successfully completed the CEP level one exam and consider the program to be an instrumental part in this. The NASPP understands the needs of the CEP candidate and provides the content and course instruction that you simply cannot get elsewhere.”
Rodley Fabie, CEP
Formerly of UBS Financial Services, Inc
"Excellent material coverage and you can tell the speakers are very knowledgeable about the subjects."
"I've learned my job on-the-job, and your course answers all the various questions that have been asked of me that extend into other departments."
"I have been so impressed with the broadcasts and the materials. Definitely worth my money and time."
Class Schedule
Webcast 1: Introduction and Securities Law

The first webcast in the series is an introduction to equity compensation plan administration, including a discussion of who key internal and external parties are in the profession and an overview of important terminology. The introduction is followed by a discussion of the U.S. securities regulations that govern equity compensation, including share registration and Section 16 requirements.

2.00 hours of continuing education for CEPs
Webcast 2: Taxation of Equity Compensation

The second session in the series presents an overview of the U.S. tax rules and regulations as they apply to equity compensation. The webcast includes a discussion of taxation issues for incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options, restricted stock awards/units and employee stock purchase plans.

2.00 hours of continuing education for CEPs
Webcast 3: Accounting for Equity Compensation

The third webcast focuses on the accounting treatment of equity compensation, including ASC 718, option valuation, earnings per share and other topics that any new plan administrator should be familiar with.

2.00 hours of continuing education for CEPs
Webcast 4: Plan Administration (Restricted Stock Arrangements)

The fourth presentation in the series will focus directly on administrative matters related to restricted stock arrangements. Topics include: grant practices, plan reserve management, employee education and inter-departmental communications, and vesting/release considerations.

2.00 hours of continuing education for CEPs
Webcast 5: Plan Administration (Stock Options)

The fifth presentation in the series will focus directly on administrative matters related to stock options. Topics include: grant practices, exercise methods and procedures, employee education and inter-departmental communications and forfeiture/ cancellation considerations.

2.00 hours of continuing education for CEPs
Webcast 6: Plan Administration (ESPP's)


Employee stock purchase plans are a unique form of equity compensation; administrative procedures and practices for these programs differ from other equity arrangements. The final webcast in our program focuses on how to administer an ESPP, particularly Section 423 type plans.


2.00 hours of continuing education for CEPs