EZMaterials - FAQ

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Instead of picking up paper manuals at FICPA CPE events, you’ll be able to download the EZMaterials as searchable PDFs to your laptop, tablet or other device seven days before the event.


What are the advantages of EZMaterials?

EZMaterials are electronic versions of your course manuals. They can improve your FICPA seminar and conference experience. The new materials are:

  • Available in Advance - Download EZMaterials to your laptop, tablet or other device seven days before the event.
  • Searchable – Save time by jumping right to a subject – no more flipping through pages or reading extra.
  • Portable – Say goodbye to the bulky book! Access your materials from anywhere.
  • Green – Help save the planet with the transition to electronic materials.

How do EZMaterials work?

One week prior to the program, EZMaterials will be posted online. Download them to a laptop, tablet, e-reader or print them. It’s up to you how you choose to view the materials. Access them through your account. (See Q.6 below for information on accessing your account)


When can I access/download my EZMaterials?

EZMaterials will be available for download seven days before the conference or seminar. Please be sure to download your EZMaterials prior to arriving at the conference or seminar.


Can I cancel or transfer my course fee after I downloaded my EZMaterials?

Cancellations requested after the EZMaterials have been downloaded by the registrant will not receive a refund unless there is a documented hardship. Additional cancellation penalties apply. Click here for FICPA CPE Policies on cancellation and transfer procedures.


After I register for a course, how will I know when EZMaterials are available?

EZMaterials are available one week prior to the course start date. Additionally, the FICPA will send an e-mail as a reminder to download your EZMaterials prior to the course date. Please confirm that your FICPA account reflects your current contact information, especially your email address. Make sure emails from FICPA are not flagged as junk mail or spam by your company.


Where do I access/download my EZMaterials?

The EZMaterials can be accessed through the “My Account” section of the FICPA website by using your ficpa.org login credentials. If you've never logged into the FICPA website, please click the link for "Forgot your username or password". Follow the instructions and your log-in information will be e-mailed to you.

Once you log-in and navigate to the “My Account” section, please click “My E-Materials”. If the EZMaterials are available, you will see your event listed. Click the hyperlink beneath your event to download your materials. Choose to SAVE the file, rather than OPEN the file. This will allow you to save the materials to your device.


How long will the EZMaterials for my course be available?

EZMaterials will be available beginning one week before the program and remain available until 60 days after the program.


Can I bring my laptop to the course?

Yes. You may bring your laptop, tablet, e-reader or phone to the course. Please make sure your equipment is fully charged. Electricity may not be available at some facilities, and is first-come, first-served when available. Download the materials prior to arrival at the course. Internet access will not be available on-site.


If I lose the email with the EZMaterials link or do not receive the email, can I access them another way?

Yes. Access to EZMaterials is available online in the “My Account” section of the FICPA website. Please make sure your FICPA account reflects your current contact information, especially your email address. For assistance in accessing or updating your online account, contact the FICPA Member Services Center at (800) 342-3197 (in Florida) or (850) 224-2727. (See "Where do I access/download my EZMaterials?" above for information on accessing your EZMaterials)


Can I share these materials with other people?

No. All electronic materials are copyrighted; the materials are exclusively for the use of the registrant and will only appear in your FICPA account.


How do I view my EZMaterials?

You can view your EZMaterials using your laptop, iPad, Kindle, Nook or other tablet device.


How will EZMaterials be formatted?

All EZMaterials will be converted to a secure PDF electronic format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0 or higher.


May I get a hardcopy of the event materials instead?

For a limited time, seminar registrants can purchase a hardcopy of event materials for $15 in advance of the event. In order to purchase hardcopy materials, you much register for the course and purchase the hardcopy option at least eight (8) days before the course. Materials will be delivered at the event.

Note: No books will be for sale at the event site; books for conferences will not be sold.


Is there internet access at the course site?

No. We urge you to download your EZMaterials and save to your device prior to arriving at the course location. If your device has a data plan included, the FICPA cannot guarantee that you will have reception in our facilities. Refer to your data plan for information on locations that do not have cellular signal.


Am I expected to print the EZMaterials PDF files after they’re downloaded?

No. We encourage attendees to use materials electronically and annotate. Of course, you can print hard copies from the PDF should you choose to do so.


If I purchase a hardcopy, can I still download the EZMaterials?

Yes. EZMaterials are included in your event registration fee.


How will I know which events feature EZMaterials?

All FICPA seminar and conference materials are offered as EZMaterials. While registering online for seminars, you will be required to choose either to accept the EZMaterials or elect to pay an additional $15 for a hardcopy book. Hardcopies of conferences materials are not available for purchase.


How can I save EZMaterials to my iPad?

Click here for a brief tutorial on reading and saving documents to your iPad.


EZMaterialsTerms and Conditions

EZMaterials for all FICPA events are copyrighted and permission to download/print is granted exclusively to the paid participant of the event.

Printed materials will only be available for those attendees that purchased this option at least eight days prior to the course. No books will be for sale at the event site.

Cancellations requested after the EZMaterials have been downloaded by the registrant will not receive a refund unless there is a documented hardship. Additional cancellation penalties apply. Click here for FICPA CPE Policies on cancellation and transfer procedures.

Please feel free to call the FICPA Member Service Center at (800) 342-3197 (in Florida) or (850) 224-2727 if you have any other questions about EZMaterials.