Public Accountancy Continuing Education Requirements

Here you can find information on the courses that qualify for continuing education requirements, as well as information about credit hours and documentation requirements.

Courses that qualify

This is a list of general subject areas that are generally accepted by the Board towards your continuing education credit hours. If you do not see a subject area on this list, you may still be able to take a course in that area and have it quality towards your credit hours. In order to do this you would need to explain how this course benefits your position as a Public Accountant. 

Accepted Subject Areas:

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Financial Reporting
  • Taxation
  • Management Service
  • Computer Science
  • Communication Arts
  • Mathematics, Statistics, Probability and Quantitative Applications in Business
  • Economics
  • Business Law
  • Administrative Practice; e.g., Engagement Letters, Fee Structures, Personnel, etc.
  • Functional Fields of Business, such as:
    • Finance
    • Production
    • Marketing
    • Personnel Relations
    • Business Management and Organization
    • Social Environment of Business
    • Specialized Areas of Industry: e.g.
    • Real Estate, Farming, Film Industry, etc.
  • Law school courses qualify if in the area of business or commercial subjects, or otherwise add directly to the professional competence of the registrant.
  • Programs in private industry are acceptable only if they add to the professional competence of the registrant to practice public accountancy.
  • A CPA review course taken by a licensed public accountant would qualify if it met the appropriate requirements.

Information about credits

  • Continuing education credits are given as whole numbers only. You cannot receive a half of a credit.
  • You will receive one credit for any activity that is more than 50 minutes, but less than 100 minutes.
  • If you attend conferences or conventions that have several small segments that are less than 50 minutes, you may add them together. For example, if you attended a conference that had five 30 minute presentations, that would equal 150 minutes and be counted as 3 credits. 
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