What is NSAC's Cooperative Learning Network?
A NSAC Cooperative Learning Network is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection.

Who presents at one of these sessions?
Your Cooperative Learning Network will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CPE Credits
The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) 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 addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live.

CLN Policies
Refunds for CLNs are not provided. Registrants if unable to participate will be provided credit for a future CLN or may opt to be sent a copy of the CLN PODCast following the event. Note PODCasts are not eligible for CPE credit.

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or CLN cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (937) 222-6707 or info@nsacoop.org.

What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. All handouts and presentation files are downloadable and may be printed out or saved to the participant's computer once they are logged in to the session meeting room. Sessions include one CPE Certificate of Attendance. Certificates for additional participants are $10.00 each.

Why NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks?

No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.

A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.
Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars.

Cooperative Learning Network

When Do You Need a Cost of Service Study?
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM ET / 01:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Craig Woycheese, Senior Rate Analyst; Toth and Associates, Inc.
Objective: 1. Learn what the Board's and Management's roles are in rate making.
2. Learn what is generally included in a Cost of Service Study.
3. Learn what is the objective of a Cost of Service Study.
4. Learn the options of the timing for preparing a Cost of Service Study.
5. Learn about situations when preparation of a Cost of Service Study is appropriate versus a simple rate update.
Field of Study: Finance
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
This one hour webinar session will discuss what a Cost of Service Study is and the objectives of a Cost of Service Study. Additionally, the timing and planning of the preparation of the Cost of Service will be discussed in the session.

Presenter Bio(s)
Craig Woychesse has worked as an accountant in Springfield, Missouri, for over 15 years. In 2010, he joined the team at Toth and Associates, where he is on a team of consultants comprised of engineers, surveyors and other professional specialists. They provide clients across the Midwest with electrical, civil, and structural engineering, plus grant writing, land surveying, and utility rate consultation.
TOTH works with regulated and non-regulated public utilities in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Illinois. Craig's area of specialized expertise includes cost of service studies, utility rate design, and service provider contracts for both public and private utilities. He also has extensive experience in non-profit accounting, tax planning and compliance, budgeting, financial reporting, and cost accounting.
For every project, it is Craig's goal to smoothly integrate his firm?s services with the operations of each respective client organization. This provides the foundation for strong long-term consultant-client relationships that optimize benefits for all stakeholders.
Craig spend much of my time traveling to meet with clients and various regulatory agencies, but always make new and prospective clients a high priority.

A PODCast of this workshop is now availble. Click here to order/view.

Additional Information

For more information regarding this series or administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the NSAC National offices, 136 S. Keowee St., Dayton, OH 45402, 937-222-6707, email: info@nsacoop.org