State CPE Requirements

State Board Website:

Colorado State Board Website

License Renewal Deadline:

November 30th of odd numbered years

CPE Reporting Period:

1/1 to 12/31 biennially ending on odd years

Total CPE Hours Required:

80 hours

Ethics Requirements:

• Four (4) hours Ethics
• No more than two (2) hours may be in Colorado Rules & Regulations – eligible CR&R courses must cover current Colorado Revised Statutes and Board rules and comply with the CR&R Content Outline provided in section 7.8(E) of the Accountancy Rules and Regulations.

Credit Limitations:

• Personal Development: This type of CPE is limited to twenty percent (20%)
• Published Materials and Instructed: These types of CPE credit combined are limited to fifty percent (50%) of the required CPE in a reporting period.

Other Subject Area Requirements:


Other State Policies:

Colorado does not pre-approve courses or providers. If both the licensee and the CPE provider comply with the NASBA/AICPA CPE Standards, the continuing education will be accepted as meeting the CE requirements for the Colorado State Board. Sponsors listed on NASBA’s National Registry of CPE sponsors comply with the NASBA/AICPA standards and are accepted by the Colorado State Board.