License Renewal Date
November 30th of odd numbered years
Effective May 2012: renewed licenses will be issued for a short period and will expire on November 30, 2013. After 2013, the licenses will expire November 30th of odd numbered years.

CPE Reporting Period
Two year period from January 1st of an even-numbered year through December 31st of the odd-numbered year immediately preceding the expiration date of the certificate, i.e. January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2011 (2012 Renewal Year).

General Requirements
80 hours per reporting period

Other Subject Area Requirements
The following subjects are acceptable for CPE courses as defined by NASBA’s CPE Fields of Study:  Accounting, Accounting (Governmental), Auditing, Auditing (Governmental), Administrative Practice, Social Environment of Business, Regulatory Ethics, Business Law, Business Management and Organization, Finance, Management Advisory Services, Marketing, Behavioral Ethics, Communications, Personnel/HR, Personal Development, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Production, Specialized Knowledge and Application, and Taxes.

Ethics Requirement
4 hours of CPE must be in Ethics, of which up to two hours may be in Colorado Rules & Regulations.

Credit Limitations
Personal Development is limited to a maximum of 16 hours.

Other State Policies
Colorado does not pre-approve courses or providers. If both the licensee and the CPE provider comply with the NASBA/AICPA CPE Standards, the continuing education will be accepted as meeting the CE requirements for the Colorado State Board. Sponsors listed on NASBA's National Registry of CPE sponsors comply with the NASBA/AICPA standards and are accepted by the Colorado State Board.

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