District of Columbia

License Renewal Date
12/31 of even years.

CPE Reporting Period
1/1 to 12/31 biennially

General Requirements
80 hours

Ethics Requirement
4 hours of Professional Ethics per licensing cycle as part of the continuing professional education requirement.

Other Subject Area Requirements

Credit Limitations

  • Credit for preparation of publications is limited to 25 percent. In exceptional circumstances, an applicant may request additional credit by submitting the publication to the Board with an explanation of the circumstances which justify a greater credit. The amount of credit awarded for a given publication shall be determined by the Board.
  • Credit for Instruction is limited to 50% of the total required credits.
  • Credit for Committee/Firm and Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Meetings is limited to 25% of the total required credits.
  • Academic credit limited to the following:  1 quarter hour equals 10 CPE hours; 1 semester hour equals 15 CPE hours.
  • Half credits are allowed after the first hour.
  • Practice Review is not accepted for credit.
  • Behavioral Ethics, Personal Development and Social Environment of Business subject areas are not accepted for credit.

Other State Policies
The Board shall only approve programs from organizations that are EXEMPT (AICPA, NASBA, State Accounting Boards, Professional Firms, Colleges and Universities, Greater Washington Society of CPAs and any other state society) OR courses from providers that are members of NASBA's National Registry of CPE Sponsors or that are QAS approved.

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