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CPE Credit Requirements By State

nasba-logo-1No two states have identical CPE requirements.  This chart covers the basic information CPA’s need to know for each US state and territory.  Make sure to pay particular attention to the license renewal dates for each listing where you are required to obtain CPE credits.  You certainly do not want to miss any important deadlines!   For more information check out the Lambers website (www.lambers.com) or call us directly at 1-800-272-0707.

ALABAMA

  • License Renewal Deadline: 9/31 annually
  • CPE Reporting Period: 10/1 to 9/30 annually
  • Total CE Hours Required: 40 Hours
  • URL: http://www.asbpa.alabama.gov/

ALASKA

ARIZONA

  • License Renewal Deadline: Last business day of birth month once every two years, odd or even year based on birth year
  • CPE Reporting Period: Ends first day of month following birth month to last business day of birth month once every two years, odd or even year based on license expiration date
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

URL: http://www.azaccountancy.gov/

ARKANSAS

  • License Renewal Deadline: 1/1 annually
  • CPE Reporting Period: 1/1 to 12/31 annually
  • Total CE Hours Required: 40 Hours (Required to report 40 hours for the current renewal year but allowed to “look back” to include the past 3 years totaling 120 hours if deficient in current reporting year)
  • URL: http://www.arkansas.gov/asbpa/

CALIFORNIA

  • License Renewal Deadline: Last day of birth month in odd or even year corresponding to the odd or even year of birth
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: Ends every two years on the last day of birth month in odd or even year corresponding to the odd or even year of birth
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.dca.ca.gov/cba

COLORADO

  • License Renewal Deadline: 11/30 of odd years
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years ending on odd years
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 40 Hours
  • URL: http://www.dora.state.co.us/accountants

CONNECTICUT

DELAWARE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  • License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 of even years
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years on even years
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 40 Hours
  • URL: http://www.pearsonvue.com/dc/accountancy/

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

  • License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 every two years ending on odd years
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years ending on odd years
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/accountancy

GUAM

  • License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 over a three year rolling period
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.guamboa.org/

HAWAII

IDAHO

  • License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years rolling
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 30 Hours
  • Maximum CE Hours per year: 50 Hours
  • URL: http://www.isba.idaho.gov/

ILLINOIS

  • License Renewal Deadline: 9/30 every three years
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 9/30 every three years
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • URL: http://www.idfpr.com/

INDIANA

  • License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 every three years
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every three years
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://in.gov/pla/accountancy.htm

IOWA

  • License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 in the three years preceding the renewal date OR

7/1/ to 6/30 in the three years preceding the renewal date

KANSAS

  • License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 every two years (even years for even numbered certificates; odd years for odd numbered certificates)
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 every two years (even years for even numbered certificates; odd years for odd numbered certificates)
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 16 hours per year for licensed municipal public accountants. At least 8 of the 16 hours shall be in the area of municipal accounting or auditing.
  • URL: http://www.ksboa.org/

KENTUCKY

  • License Renewal Deadline: 8/1 every two years (even years for even numbered licenses; odd years for odd numbered licenses)
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: Ends 12/31 every two years (even years for odd numbered licenses; odd years for even numbered licenses)
  • Total CE Hours Required:

In public accounting firms:

  • 80 Hours if the CPA worked more than 3,000 hours
  • 60 Hours if the CPA worked less than 3,000 hours

In industry, education or government: 60 Hours

 

LOUISIANA

  • License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years rolling
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.cpaboard.state.la.us/

MAINE

MARYLAND

  • License Renewal Deadline: Every two years based on license issue date
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: Ends the two-year period prior to the renewal application date
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • URL: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/cpa

MASSACHUSETTS

  • License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 every two years
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 every two years
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • URL: http://www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/pa

MICHIGAN

  • License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 every two years on odd years
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 every two years on odd years
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 40 Hours
  • URL: http://www.michigan.gov/accountancy

MINNESOTA

  • License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 over a three year rolling period
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.boa.state.mn.us/

MISSISSIPPI

  • License Renewal Deadline: 1/1 annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 annually
  • Total CE Hours Required: 40 Hours
  • URL: http://www.msbpa.state.ms.us/

MISSOURI

  • License Renewal Deadline: 9/30 every two years
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 over a three year rolling period
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://pr.mo.gov/accountancy.asp

MONTANA

NEBRASKA

  • License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 every two years (odd or even year based on birth year)
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years (odd or even year based on birth year)
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • URL: http://www.nbpa.ne.gov/

NEVADA

  • License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years rolling
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.nvaccountancy.com/

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 every three years based on last name
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 every three years
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year:20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.nh.gov/accountancy

NEW JERSEY

NEW MEXICO

  • License Renewal Deadline: Last day of birth month annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: Ends first day of month following birth month to last day of birth month over a three year rolling period
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Accountancy.aspx

NEW YORK

  • License Renewal Deadline: Every three years based on date of issuance (current) and birth month (prior to 1/1/1993)
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 annually
  • Total CE Hours Required: CPAs have the following options:
  • Complete a minimum of 40 contact hours of acceptable formal continuing education in any of the recognized subject areas, or

2) Complete a minimum of 24 contact hours of acceptable formal continuing education concentrated in one subject area defined by the Department

 

NORTH CAROLINA

  • License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 annually
  • Total CE Hours Required: 40 Hours
  • URL: http://www.nccpaboard.gov/

NORTH DAKOTA

  • License Renewal Deadline: 7/31 annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 annually
  • Total CE Hours Required: Licensees in public practice: 120 Hours, Licensees not in public practice: 60 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: Licensees in public practice: 20 Hours, Licensees not in public practice: 16 Hours
  • URL: http://www.nd.gov/ndsba/

OHIO

  • License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 every three years
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every three years
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.acc.ohio.gov/

OKLAHOMA

  • License Renewal Deadline: Last day of birth month annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 over a three year rolling period
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.ok.gov/oab

OREGON

  • License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 (even years for even numbered licenses; odd years for odd numbered licenses)
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 every two years (even years for even numbered licenses; odd years for odd numbered licenses)
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 24 Hours
  • URL: http://oregon.gov/BOA

PENNSYLVANIA

  • License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 every two years ending on odd years
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years ending on odd years
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.dos.state.pa.us/account

PUERTO RICO

  • License Renewal Deadline: 12/1 every three years based on license issue date
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 8/1 to 7/31 every three years based on license issue date
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours for CPA practitioners, 90 Hours for non-practicing CPAs
  • URL: http://www.estado.gobierno.pr/

RHODE ISLAND

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH DAKOTA

  • License Renewal Deadline: 8/1 annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 over a three year rolling period
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.accountancy.sd.gov/

TENNESSEE

  • License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 (even years for even numbered licenses; odd years for odd numbered licenses)
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years (even years for even numbered licenses; odd years for odd numbered licenses)
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.tn.gov/commerce/boards/tnsba/index.shtml

 

TEXAS

  • License Renewal Deadline: Last day of birth month annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: Ends on last day of CPA’s birth month over three years rolling
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.tsbpa.state.tx.us/

UTAH

VERMONT

  • License Renewal Deadline: 7/31 every two years ending on odd years
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 8/1 to 7/31 every two years ending on odd years
  • Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours
  • URL: http://vtprofessionals.org/opr1/accountants/

VIRGIN ISLANDS

  • License Renewal Deadline: 7/1 annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 over a three year rolling period
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.dlca.gov.vi/

VIRGINIA

  • License Renewal Deadline: Last day of certificate issue month, annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 over a three year rolling period
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.boa.virginia.gov/

WASHINGTON

  • License Renewal Deadline: 4/30 every three years based on when license was issued
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every three years based on when license was issued
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • URL: http://www.cpaboard.wa.gov/

WEST VIRGINIA

  • License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 over a three year rolling period
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours
  • URL: http://www.boa.wv.gov/

WISCONSIN

  • License Renewal Deadline: 12/14 every two years ending on odd years
  • There are no continuing professional education requirements
  • URL: http://drl.wi.gov/Index.asp

WYOMING

  • License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 annually
  • CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 over a three year rolling period
  • Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours
  • URL: http://cpaboard.state.wy.us/