District of Columbia

State CPE Requirements

State Board Website:

District of Columbia State Board Website

License Renewal Deadline:

12/31 of even years.

CPE Reporting Period:

1/1 to 12/31 biennially

Total CPE Hours Required:

80 hours

Ethics Requirements:

Four (4) hours of Professional Ethics

Credit Limitations:

• Committee and Firm Meetings: Credit for Committee/Firm Meetings is limited to 25% of the total required credits.
• Instruction: Credit for Instruction is limited to 50% of the total required credits.
• Published Material: Credit for preparation of publications is limited to 25%. In exceptional circumstances, an applicant may request additional credit by submitting the publication to the Board with an explanation of the circumstances which justify a greater credit. The amount of credit awarded for a given publication shall be determined by the Board.
• Non-Approved Subject Areas: Credit may be granted by the Board for subjects other than those specified in the regulations if the licensee can demonstrate that the subjects contribute to professional competence. These credits are limited to 25%.

Other State Policies:

The Board shall only approve programs from organizations that are EXEMPT (AICPA, NASBA, State Accounting Boards, Professional Firms, Colleges and Universities, Greater Washington Society of CPAs and any other state society) OR courses from providers that are members of NASBA’s National Registry of CPE Sponsors or that are QAS approved.