Mississippi

License Renewal Date
1/1 annually

CPE Reporting Period
 7/1 to 6/30 annually

General Requirement
40 hours

Ethics Requirement
4 hours each triennial reporting period: 3 hours must be earned in a Board approved Ethics, Professional Conduct, Public Accountancy Law and Regulations course(s) every three compliance and reporting periods. A minimum of one CPE credit hour every triennial period must be in Mississippi Public Accountancy Law and Regulations. No carry-over may be used for this requirement.

Other Subject Area Requirements
None

Credit Limitations

  • Authorship is based on submission of the published document and a request for the number of credits.
  • Instructor credits are limited to 2x course hours per presentation hour and no repetitions are allowed.
  • Academic Credit:  Each semester hour equals 15 CPE; each quarter hour equals 10 CPE; noncredit classes equal 1 CPE for each hour class attendance.

Home State Exemption
The board may exempt a non-resident licensee from the continuing education requirements if:

  • The licensee verifies to the board's 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 Mississippi (states that have an ethics requirement are considered substantially equivalent and the licensee must have met the ethics requirement of their home state); and
  • The state in which the principal place of business is located extends the same exemption to Mississippi licensees who practice in that state.
  • The individual must comply with the Ethics, Professional Conduct, Public Accountancy Law and Regulations CPE requirement for Mississippi, unless his State of primary employment has an ethics CPE requirement and he complied with that requirement.
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