MENLO PARK, CA -- Robert Half, the world's first and largest specialized staffing service, announced today that it is offering online continuing professional education (CPE) credits to accounting and finance professionals through its affiliation with SmartForce?, the world's largest e-Learning company.

Robert Half is the first major staffing firm to be registered as a CPE sponsor with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). Through its alliance with SmartForce, Robert Half now offers more than 1,800 courses that carry CPE credit, enabling licensed and certified financial professionals to more easily meet their educational requirements. RHI is providing this service free of charge to candidates.

In addition, Robert Half has developed a series of in-person presentations for both clients and candidates that carry CPE credit.

"Our company has a strong commitment to quality and has long supported the continuing education and professional development of accounting and finance professionals," said Max Messmer, Robert Half chairman and CEO. "We are extremely pleased that we can now offer a way for our candidates to conveniently maintain their certifications while giving our clients access to the industry's most qualified talent."

The online CPE courses are available through the web sites for Robert Half's Accountemps (, Robert Half (, and Robert Half Management Resources ( divisions, which, respectively, provide accounting and finance professionals on a temporary, full-time and project basis. For more information about in-person presentations, call 1-800-474-4253.

Robert Half has more than 300 offices throughout North America, Europe and Australia and offers online job search services at

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