Are you a new electric finance employee or an experienced team member in need of more FERC accounting knowledge?

For new or experienced electric co-op and utility employees, it isn't always easy to get introductory FERC training. But you know that expanding your FERC accounting knowledge will benefit your organization and build your career skills.

FERC 101 is two classes to introduce the FERC Chart of Accounts and FERC Electric Project Accounting. We walk you through how the FERC Chart of Accounts is used for electric cooperative and utility operations, capital projects, and financial reporting. A perfect class for new employees or a refresher for experienced team members.

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Why should you take this course series?

  • You'll learn FERC accounting for operations and construction

    The courses introduce you to the FERC Chart of Accounts and using FERC for construction accounting. We keep the pace moving and by the time you're done you'll be an "expert" in using the FERC Chart of Accounts and can "speak electric" with any of your team members.

  • You can take the courses at your own pace

    The series gives a complete picture of the topic. You can binge watch all of the courses or take your time on each of the lessons.

  • We provide high-quality and in-depth content

    The course materials provide best practices and industry insights from our years of experience in the electric business.

Let me share insights that will bring value to your organization and career!

Russ Hissom, CPA

Russ Hissom, CPA, is the owner of Utility Accounting Education Specialists (UAES). His goal is to share his electric industry knowledge with you, helping you address your day-to-day work, adding value to you as an individual in your career development and to your electric utility or cooperative.

Russ built his experience through:

  • Learning and leading industry best practices by serving electric investor-owned and municipal utilities, and electric cooperatives
  • 35 years of financial and consulting electric industry experience
  • Giving speeches at national industry associations including the Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, American Public Power Association, American Waterworks Association, and state utility industry organizations
  • Serving as an expert witness before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, State Public Utility Commissions, and in arbitration matters
  • Past partner in the energy practice of a national public accounting and consulting firm
  • A focus on helping co-ops and utilities become more efficient and prepare for the "power and utilities organization of the future"

    Let Russ help you build your knowledge, help your organization, and enhance your career!

Russ Hissom Electric Industry Instructor

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All courses and resources are built on power and utilities industry best practices and provide practical solutions you can implement in your unique organization

All-Access Membership - Monthly

  • Unlimited access to over 20 online/on-demand courses, 30 hours of content, and spreadsheet resources

  • Download copies of all course content

  • For every course completed you will receive a Certificate of Completion with CPE credits

  • Access to the Power and Utilities Community page to ask questions, get answers, and share ideas

  • Binge courses OR spread them out to meet your schedule

  • New courses are added each month

  • Cancel anytime and have access through the end of your membership period

  • Classes are available on-demand from your desktop, tablet, or phone

$15 per month

All-Access Membership - Annual

  • Unlimited access to over 20 online/on-demand courses, 30 hours of content, and spreadsheet resources

  • Download copies of all course content

  • For every course completed you will receive a Certificate of Completion with CPE credits

  • Access to the Power and Utilities Community page to ask questions, get answers, and share ideas

  • Binge courses OR spread them out to meet your schedule

  • New courses are added each month

  • Cancel anytime and have access through the end of your membership period

  • Classes are available on-demand from your desktop, tablet, or phone

$155 per year

Premium Membership - Quarterly

  • Includes everything in All-Access Membership plus:

  • Monthly, live, recorded, one-hour group sessions on new areas and a discussion of your questions on utility and co-op accounting and finance and any other topics - Attend live or listen to the recording anytime

  • Download three eBooks on FERC construction accounting and ASC 980/GASB 62 regulatory accounting

  • Previews of new courses and your input into course development and future courses

  • Cancel anytime and have access through the end of your membership period

$130 every 3 months

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • All of our online courses are modeled on the guidelines of the AICPA and NASBA Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs. Courses are not NASBA certified.

  • Final approval of a course for CPE credits is based on the requirements of each states’ regulatory body.