CPE Requirements

CPA CPE Requirements 


Continuing Professional Education

  CPE is required for CPAs to maintain their professional competence and provide quality professional services. CPAs are responsible for complying with all applicable CPE requirements, rules and regulations of state boards of accountancy, as well as those of membership associations and other professional organizations.

  • CPE Requirements for AICPA members
    Answers to the most commonly asked questions on policies for the CPE membership requirement.

  • CPE Requirements for CPAs by State
    Learn about the CPE requirements for CPA licensure renewal in your state.

  • Earn CPE from the AICPA
    Choose from thousands of hours of CPE ranging from foundational to expert, covering hundreds of topics, and delivered via webcast, live events, on-demand self-study, and more. Our high-quality CPE helps you maintain your professional competency to provide quality professional services.

  • Statement on Standards for CPE Programs (Standards 2012)
    The Standards are published jointly by the AICPA and NASBA to provide a framework for the development, presentation, measurement and reporting of CPE programs.

  • Statement on Standards for CPE Programs (Standards 2016)
    The Standards are published jointly by the AICPA and NASBA to provide a framework for the development, presentation, measurement and reporting of CPE programs. The latest version of the standards enable CPAs to earn credit for instruction received in nano-learning and blended learning formats. NASBA's Fields of Study document has also been revised.

    The standards take effect Sept. 1, 2016. CPE sponsors will have until Dec. 31, 2016, to comply with the standards for programs that are currently under development. For all other programs, the standards are required to be implemented at the next CPE program review or revision date.

    The effective date of the NASBA Fields of Study document is Sept. 1, 2016, but sponsors have until Dec. 31, 2017, to fully implement the revisions it contains.

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