Reviewer Training

Reviewer Training 


Qualifications and Training Requirements for Peer Reviewers

The Peer Review Board approved changes to reviewer qualifications for reviews that commence on or after December 31, 2015 and approved changes to reviewer training requirements for reviews that commence on or after May 1, 2016.

For more details on the new reviewer qualifications, see the
November 2015 Reviewer Alert.  Current reviewer qualifications are described on the  How To Become a Peer Reviewer page.

For details on the new training requirements, see the Peer Review Training section below.

 Peer Review Training
The peer review training requirements and the criteria for demonstrating proficiency in the standards, interpretations, and guidance of the program is established from time to time by the AICPA Peer Review Board (Board). Follow the links below to view those criteria and training courses which have been approved by the Board.

In order to meet the requirement to possess current knowledge of professional standards applicable to the kind of practice to be reviewed, including quality control and peer review standards, all peer reviewers should:

  • Obtain at least 40% of the AICPA required CPE in subjects relating to accounting, auditing, and quality control. Peer reviewers should obtain at least 8 hours in any 1 year and 48 hours every 3 years.

the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to the new Education Framework for Peer Reviewers

Training for Initial Qualification

Training for Ongoing Qualification

Training for Reviews of Certain Must-Select Engagements
Annual Peer Review Conference


  • Register for the 2017 Conference from August 14-16, 2017 at the Loews Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Access the 2016 Peer Review Conference Materials, Evaluations and CPE Certificate. Read the August 2016 Reviewer Alert for more information.

  • Access the 2015 Peer Review Conference Materials.


 Peer Review Webcasts


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