Find out What Is Required to Remain Current

Certified by multiple accreditation and professional organizations, Western CPE’s products are designed to help you meet requirements. We’re registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, a group which recognizes providers of CPE programs created in accordance with nationally-recognized standards shared by State Boards of Accountancy, NASBA and the AICPA.

State Boards of Accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. CPE requirements vary by state and other professional organizations, so it is vital to understand your unique set of requirements. Use the links below to determine what is required for you.

 

ALABAMA CPE REQUIREMENTS

Alabama License Renewal Deadline: 9/31 annually

Alabama CPE Reporting Period: 10/1 to 9/30 annually

Alabama Total CE Hours Required: 40 Hours

Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy

ALASKA CPE REQUIREMENTS

Alaska License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 of odd years

Alaska CPE Reporting Period: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years ending on odd years

Alaska Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Alaska Board of Public Accountancy

 

ARIZONA CPE REQUIREMENTS

Arizona License Renewal Deadline: Last business day of birth month once every two years, odd or even year based on birth year

Arizona 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

Arizona Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Arizona State Board of Accountancy

ARKANSAS CPE REQUIREMENTS

Arkansas License Renewal Deadline: 1/1 annually

Arkansas CPE Reporting Period: 1/1 to 12/31 annually

Arkansas 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)

Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy

 

CALIFORNIA CPE REQUIREMENTS

California License Renewal Deadline: Last day of birth month in odd or even year corresponding to the odd or even year of birth

California 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

California Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

California Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

California Board of Accountancy

COLORADO CPE REQUIREMENTS

Colorado License Renewal Deadline: 11/30 of odd years

Colorado CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years ending on odd years

 Colorado Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Colorado Minimum CE Hours per year: 40 Hours

Colorado State Board of Accountancy

 

CONNECTICUT CPE REQUIREMENTS

Connecticut License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 annually

Connecticut CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 annually

Total CE Hours Required: 40 Hours

Connecticut State Board of Accountancy

DELAWARE CPE REQUIREMENTS

Delaware License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 of odd years

Delaware CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 on odd years

Delaware Total CE Hours Required: 80 hours every two years ending on odd years

Delaware State Board of Accountancy

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CPE REQUIREMENTS

District of Columbia License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 of even years

District of Columbia CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years on even years

District of Columbia Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

District of Columbia Minimum CE Hours per year: 40 Hours

District of Columbia Board of Accountancy

FLORIDA CPE REQUIREMENTS

Florida License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 every two years

Florida CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 every two years

Florida Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Florida Board of Accountancy

GEORGIA CPE REQUIREMENTS

Georgia License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 every two years ending on odd years

Georgia CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years ending on odd years

Georgia Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Georgia Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

Georgia Board of Accountancy

GUAM CPE REQUIREMENTS

Guam License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 annually

Guam CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 over a three year rolling period

Guam Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

Guam Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

Guam Board of Accountancy

HAWAII CPE REQUIREMENTS

Hawaii License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 every two years ending on odd years

Hawaii CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years ending on odd years

Hawaii Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Hawaii Board of Public Accountancy

IDAHO CPE REQUIREMENTS

Idaho License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 annually

Idaho CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years rolling

Idaho Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Idaho Minimum CE Hours per year: 30 Hours

Idaho Maximum CE Hours per year: 50 Hours

Idaho State Board of Accountancy

ILLINOIS CPE REQUIREMENTS

Illinois License Renewal Deadline: 9/30 every three years

Illinois CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 9/30 every three years

Illinois Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Public Accountancy Section

INDIANA CPE REQUIREMENTS

Indiana License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 every three years

Indiana CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every three years

Indiana Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

Indiana Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

Indiana Board of Accountancy

IOWA CPE REQUIREMENTS

Iowa License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 annually

Iowa 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

  • Licensees must declare which CPE date they are using when they renew
  • Licensees may choose a different deadline (12/31 or 6/30) for each renewal cycle

Iowa Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

Iowa Accountancy Examining Board

KANSAS CPE REQUIREMENTS

Kansas License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 every two years (even years for even numbered certificates; odd years for odd numbered certificates)

Kansas CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 every two years (even years for even numbered certificates; odd years for odd numbered certificates)

Kansas Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Kansas 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.

Kansas Board of Accountancy

KENTUCKY CPE REQUIREMENTS CPE REQUIREMENTS

Kentucky License Renewal Deadline: 8/1 every two years (even years for even numbered licenses; odd years for odd numbered licenses)

Kentucky CPE Reporting Deadline: Ends 12/31 every two years (even years for odd numbered licenses; odd years for even numbered licenses)

Kentucky 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

Kentucky Board of Accountancy

LOUISIANA CPE REQUIREMENTS

Louisiana License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 annually

Louisiana CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years rolling

Louisiana Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

State Board of CPAs of Louisiana

MAINE CPE REQUIREMENTS

Maine License Renewal Deadline: 9/30 annually

Maine CPE Reporting Deadline: 10/1 to 9/30 annually

Maine Total CE Hours Required: 40 Hours

Maine Board of Accountancy

MARYLAND CPE REQUIREMENTS

Maryland License Renewal Deadline: Every two years based on license issue date

Maryland CPE Reporting Deadline: Ends the two-year period prior to the renewal application date

Maryland Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Maryland Board of Public Accountancy

MASSACHUSETTS CPE REQUIREMENTS

Massachusetts License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 every two years

Massachusetts CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 every two years

Massachusetts Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy

MICHIGAN CPE REQUIREMENTS

Michigan License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 every two years on odd years

Michigan CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 every two years on odd years

Michigan Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Michigan Minimum CE Hours per year: 40 Hours

Michigan State Board of Accountancy

MINNESOTA CPE REQUIREMENTS

Minnesota License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 annually

Minnesota CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 over a three year rolling period

Minnesota Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

Minnesota Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

Minnesota State Board of Accountancy

MISSISSIPPI CPE REQUIREMENTS

Mississippi License Renewal Deadline: 1/1 annually

Mississippi CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 annually

Mississippi Total CE Hours Required: 40 Hours

Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy

MISSOURI CPE REQUIREMENTS

Missouri License Renewal Deadline: 9/30 every two years

Missouri CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 over a three year rolling period

Missouri Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

Missouri Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

Missouri State Board of Accountancy

MONTANA CPE REQUIREMENTS

Montana License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 annually

Montana CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 over a three year rolling period

Montana Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

Montana Board of Public Accountants

NEBRASKA CPE REQUIREMENTS

Nebraska License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 every two years (odd or even year based on birth year)

Nebraska CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years (odd or even year based on birth year)

Nebraska Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy

NEVADA CPE REQUIREMENTS

Nevada License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 annually

Nevada CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years rolling

Nevada Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Nevada Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

Nevada State Board of Accountancy

NEW HAMPSHIRE CPE REQUIREMENTS

New Hampshire License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 every three years based on last name.

New Hampshire CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 every three years

New Hampshire Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

New Hampshire Minimum CE Hours per year:20 Hours

New Hampshire Board of Accountancy

NEW JERSEY CPE REQUIREMENTS

New Jersey License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 every three years

New Jersey CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every three years

New Jersey Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

New Jersey Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

New Jersey State Board of Accountancy

NEW MEXICO CPE REQUIREMENTS

New Mexico License Renewal Deadline: Last day of birth month annually

New Mexico CPE Reporting Deadline: Ends first day of month following birth month to last day of birth month over a three year rolling period

New Mexico Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

New Mexico Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

New Mexico Public Accountancy Board

NEW YORK CPE REQUIREMENTS

New York License Renewal Deadline: Every three years based on date of issuance (current) and birth month (prior to 1/1/1993)

New York CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 annually

New York Total CE Hours Required: CPAs have the following options:

1) 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

New York State Board for Public Accountancy

NORTH CAROLINA CPE REQUIREMENTS

North Carolina License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 annually

North Carolina CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 annually

North Carolina Total CE Hours Required: 40 Hours

North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners

NORTH DAKOTA CPE REQUIREMENTS

North Dakota License Renewal Deadline: 7/31 annually

North Dakota CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 annually

North Dakota Total CE Hours Required: Licensees in public practice: 120 Hours, Licensees not in public practice: 60 Hours

North Dakota Minimum CE Hours per year: Licensees in public practice: 20 Hours, Licensees not in public practice: 16 Hours

North Dakota State Board of Accountancy

OHIO CPE REQUIREMENTS

Ohio License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 every three years

Ohio CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every three years

Ohio Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

Ohio Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

Accountancy Board of Ohio

OKLAHOMA CPE REQUIREMENTS

Oklahoma License Renewal Deadline: Last day of birth month annually

Oklahoma CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 over a three year rolling period

Oklahoma Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

Oklahoma Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

Oklahoma Accountancy Board

OREGON CPE REQUIREMENTS

Oregon License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 (even years for even numbered licenses; odd years for odd numbered licenses)

Oregon CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 every two years (even years for even numbered licenses; odd years for odd numbered licenses)

Oregon Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Oregon Minimum CE Hours per year: 24 Hours

Oregon Board of Accountancy

PENNSYLVANIA CPE REQUIREMENTS

Pennsylvania License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 every two years ending on odd years

Pennsylvania CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years ending on odd years

Pennsylvania Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Pennsylvania Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy

PUERTO RICO CPE REQUIREMENTS

Puerto Rico License Renewal Deadline: 12/1 every three years based on license issue date

Puerto Rico CPE Reporting Deadline: 8/1 to 7/31 every three years based on license issue date

Puerto Rico Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours for CPA practitioners, 90 Hours for non-practicing CPAs

Puerto Rico Board of Accountancy

RHODE ISLAND CPE REQUIREMENTS

Rhode Island License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 every three years based on first letter of last name

Rhode Island CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every three years

Rhode Island Total CE Hours Required: 12 Hours

Rhode Island Board of Accountancy

SOUTH CAROLINA CPE REQUIREMENTS

South Carolina License Renewal Deadline: 1/31 annually

South Carolina CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 annually

South Carolina Total CE Hours Required: 40 Hours

South Carolina Board of Accountancy

SOUTH DAKOTA CPE REQUIREMENTS

South Dakota License Renewal Deadline: 8/1 annually

South Dakota CPE Reporting Deadline: 7/1 to 6/30 over a three year rolling period

South Dakota Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

South Dakota Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

South Dakota Board of Accountancy

TENNESSEE CPE REQUIREMENTS

Tennessee License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 (even years for even numbered licenses; odd years for odd numbered licenses)

Tennessee CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years (even years for even numbered licenses; odd years for odd numbered licenses)

Tennessee Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Tennessee Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

Tennessee State Board of Accountancy

TEXAS CPE REQUIREMENTS

Texas License Renewal Deadline: Last day of birth month annually

Texas CPE Reporting Deadline: Ends on last day of CPA’s birth month over three years rolling

Texas Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

Texas Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

UTAH CPE REQUIREMENTS

Utah License Renewal Deadline: 9/30 every two years ending on even years

Utah CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every two years ending on odd years

Utah Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Utah Board of Accountancy

VERMONT CPE REQUIREMENTS

Vermont License Renewal Deadline: 7/31 every two years ending on odd years

Vermont CPE Reporting Deadline: 8/1 to 7/31 every two years ending on odd years

Vermont Total CE Hours Required: 80 Hours

Vermont Board of Public Accountancy

VIRGIN ISLANDS CPE REQUIREMENTS

Virgin Islands License Renewal Deadline: 7/1 annually

Virgin Islands CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 over a three year rolling period

Virgin Islands Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

Virgin Islands Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

Virgin Islands Board of Public Accountancy

VIRGINIA CPE REQUIREMENTS

Virginia License Renewal Deadline: Last day of certificate issue month, annually

Virginia CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 over a three year rolling period

Virginia Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

Virginia Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

Virginia Board of Accountancy

WASHINGTON CPE REQUIREMENTS

Washington License Renewal Deadline: 4/30 every three years based on when license was issued

Washington CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 every three years based on when license was issued

Washington Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

Washington State Board of Accountancy

WEST VIRGINIA CPE REQUIREMENTS

West Virginia License Renewal Deadline: 6/30 annually

West Virginia CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 over a three year rolling period

West Virginia Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

West Virginia Minimum CE Hours per year: 20 Hours

West Virginia Board of Accountancy

WISCONSIN CPE REQUIREMENTS

Wisconsin License Renewal Deadline: 12/14 every two years ending on odd years. 

There are no continuing professional education requirements.

Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board

WYOMING CPE REQUIREMENTS

Wyoming License Renewal Deadline: 12/31 annually

Wyoming CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 over a three year rolling period

Wyoming Total CE Hours Required: 120 Hours

Wyoming Board of Certified Public Accountants

 

Membership Associations & Professional Organization CPE Regulations

 

 

ANNUAL FILING SEASON PROGRAM (AFSP)

Renewal Deadline: 12/31 annually

CPE Reporting Deadline: 1/1 to 12/31 annually

Total CE Hours Required: 18 Hours (A 6 hour Annual Federal Tax Refresher (AFTR) course, 10 Hours of other federal tax law topics and 2 Hours of ethics)

Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) Website

 

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL (CFP®)

Renewal Deadline: Based on CFP® professional's renewal month

CPE Reporting Deadline: Ends on the last day of a CFP® professional's renewal month, every two years

Total CE Hours Required: 30 Hours (28 Hours of General CE, 2 Hours of CFP Board-approved Ethics CE)

Certified Financial Professional (CFP®) Website

CALIFORNIA TAX EDUCATION COUNCIL (CTEC)

Renewal Deadline: 10/31 annually

CPE Reporting Deadline: 11/1 to 10/31 annually

Total CE Hours Required: 20 Hours (10 hours of federal tax law topics, 3 hours of tax law updates, 2 hours of ethics and 5 hours of state) 

California Tax Education Council (CTEC) Website

ENROLLED AGENTS (EA)

Enrollment Cycle: Every three years based on enrollment month and year

CPE Reporting Deadline: Every three years based on enrollment month and year

Total CE Hours Required: 72 Hours

Minimum CE Hours per year: 16 Hours including 2 Hours of Ethics

  • Requirements vary for initial year, please refer to the IRS Enrolled Agent Program information for details.

Enrolled Agents (EA) Website