Kansas

License Renewal Date
6/30 biennially; even certificate number = even years; odd certificate number = odd years.

CPE Reporting Period
7/1 to 6/30 biennially; even certificate number = even years; odd certificate number = odd years.

General Requirement
40 hours per year.

Ethics Requirement
2 hours in professional ethics relating to the practice of public accountancy. Extra ethics credits may be carried forward to the next reporting period, but can not be used to fulfill the ethics requirement for that period.

Other Subject Area Requirements
None

Credit Limitations

  • Authorship credits are accepted (board determines acceptance) for actual research and writing time of a published article or book published during the biennial period.
  • Personal Development credits cannot exceed 30 percent of the total hours required for renewal.
  • Credit for instruction is limited to 50% of the total credit requirement.
  • A licensed municipal public accountant in Kansas shall have completed a 16-hour program of acceptable continuing professional education during each year within the biennial period. At least eight of the 16 hours shall be in the area of municipal accounting or auditing.
  • Hours devoted to actual preparation time by an instructor, discussion leader, or speaker for formal programs shall be computed at a maximum of up to twice the number of continuing professional education credits that a participant would be entitled to receive, in addition to the time for presentation. Hours devoted to preparation and served as an instructor shall not exceed, alone or in combination, 50 percent of the total number of continuing education hours required for permit renewal.
  • Self-study CPE program providers must be approved by a state society of CPAs, the AICPA, NASBA's National Registry of CPE Sponsor's, or NASBA's Quality Assurance Services (QAS).
  • Half credits are acceptable after the first hour of credit is earned.
  • A maximum of 20 hours of CPE can be carried over into the next renewal period. Excess Professional Ethics CPE may be carried over into the General Category, and may not be used to meet the 2-hr Ethics CPE requirement for any subsequent renewal period.

Non-Residency Licensees Requirement
The board may exempt from the continuing education requirements an individual who holds a permit from another state if:

  • The permit holder has a principal place of business located outside the state of Kansas;
  • the permit holder verifies to the board satisfaction that such person has met the continuing education requirements of the state in which the principal place of business is located;
  • the board considers the continuing education requirements of the state in which the principal place of business is located to be substantially equivalent to those of Kansas; and
  • the state in which the principal place of business is located extends the same exemption to Kansas permit holders who practice in that state.
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