License Renewal Date
Last business day of birth month biennially, odd or even year based on birth year

CPE Reporting Period
Biennial ending on the last working day of the birth month and an odd or even-numbered year based on the license expiration date

General Requirements
80 total hours, including the following requirements:

  • 40 hours must be technical with at least 16 hours in Accounting/Auditing/Tax
  • 16 hours in live classroom/group webinar hours
  • 4 hours ethics

Ethics Requirement
4 hours of Board-approved ethics during the two-year period immediately preceding registration renewal. The 4-hour requirement shall include a minimum of 1 hour of each of the following:

  • Ethics related to the practice of accounting including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Professional Code of Conduct.
  • Board statutes and administrative rules.

Other Subject Area Requirements

Credit Limitations

  • Credit should be given for whole class hours only.
  • Board does not pre-approve courses.
  • Ethics program taught or developed by employer or coworker does not qualify for ethics requirement.
  • Introductory computer classes have a maximum of 20 hours and no repetitions are allowed.
  • The maximum credit for instructors is 40 hours, limited to one presentation of seminar/course with no credit for repetitions.
  • The maximum credit for published articles/books is 20 hours.
  • Teaching and writing combined should not exceed 40 credits.
  • Academic credit limited to the following:  1 quarter hour equals 10 CPE hours; 1 semester hour equals 15 CPE hours; and 1 non-credit hour equals 1 CPE hour.
  • If written material is not used in conjunction with a seminar, credit may be earned if it is at least 3,000 words in length (no proration) and is published by a recognized 3rd party publisher of accounting material or a sponsor. 3,000 words = 2 credit hours.
  • Credits for Practice Review are not accepted.
  • Credits in the subject area of Personnel/ HR are not accepted.
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