State CPE Requirements
State Board Website:
License Renewal Deadline:
CPE Reporting Period:
1/1 to 12/31 triennially, reporting 2020, 2023, 2026, 2029, etc.
Total CPE Hours Required:
Minimum CE Hours per year:
Four (4) hours in New Jersey law and ethics approved by the Board.
• Blended Learning: Sponsors must be registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).
• Instruction: 60 hours maximum. An instructor or discussion leader employed as an instructor or discussion leader on a full-time basis cannot obtain continuing professional education credit for instruction.
• Marketing: Courses related to the development of a licensee’s practice or the marketing of services are not accepted.
• Nano Learning: Sponsors must be registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).
• Published Materials: 30 hours maximum for authorship.
• Reviewer: 60 hours maximum for technical review or peer review program committee participation.
• Self-Study: Sponsors must be registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).
• University/College: Events shall only receive credit for subject areas that are categorized as technical.
• Fields of Study: This jurisdiction has a rule(s) placing limitations on certain subject areas or requiring a certain number of credits within a certain subject area or group of subject areas. Confirmation with the Board of the impact of the changes included in the new Fields of Study document, which went into effect September 1, 2016, is included in this analysis.
Other Subject Area Requirements:
• 60 hours in Technical Subjects: Accounting; Auditing, including but not limited to, review, compilation and attest standards; Business Law; Computer Science; Economics; Finance; Management Advisory Services; Mathematics, Statistics, etc.; SEC Practice; Taxation; and Professional Ethics. Any of these subjects may be in specialized industries.
• 24 hours in Auditing, Review and Compilation if engaged in the practice of public accountancy or involved in the attest function.
Other State Policies:
Providers: Program sponsors must register with the Board. The following are exempt from registering with the Board:
• Accredited universities or colleges;
• National and state professional organizations;
• Federal and state government agencies; and
• Sponsors registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
Exemption: A non-resident licensee seeking renewal of a license shall be determined to have met the continuing professional education renewal requirement by meeting the continuing professional education requirement for renewal of a certificate in the state in which the licensee’s principal place of business is located. If a non-resident licensee’s principal place of business is located in a state that has no continuing professional education requirements for renewal of a license, then the non-resident licensee must comply with all continuing professional education requirements for renewal of a license in this state.