CPE Requirements Arkansas

CPE Requirements Arkansas
License Renewal Date1/1 annually
CPE Reporting Period1/1 to 12/31 annually
General Requirement40 hours
(Required to report 40 hours for the current renewal year but allowed to “look back” to include the past 3 yrs totaling 120 hours if you are deficient in current reporting year.)
Ethics Requirement
  • Four (4) hours in the area of accounting professional conduct and ethics during the 36-months immediately preceding the expiration date of their current license.
  • One (1) hour of ethics must be on Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy specific laws and rules.  This requirement may be satisfied by completing a free, web based course via the Board’s website or attending group training taught by a board member, board staff member, or a designee of the Board, and will count towards the 4 hour ethics requirement.
  • Licensees who received their initial license during the current calendar year are exempt from the ethics requirement until their first full calendar year of licensure.
Other Subject Area Requirements
  • At least 40% of hours in the following subjects: Accounting/Attest, Accounting Ethics or Tax (if public accounting).
  • At least 20% of hours in the following subjects: Accounting/Attest, Accounting Ethics, or Tax (if not public accounting).

The above are general requirements. There may be additional requirements for individuals whose license has lapsed and/or initial first-time applicants, etc.

Because CPE standards are created and maintained jointly by the AICPA, NASBA (the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy), and individual state boards, we recommend checking with your state board to be absolutely sure you are fulfilling all requirements.
The link at the bottom of this page will take you to NASBA where you can select your state to get additional information specific to your individual case.

A direct link to your state board can also be found below.

Additional Requirements

The requirements on this page are general in nature. For a more detailed view and to get the most up to date information, visit:

Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy
900 W. Capitol, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-1520
Fax: 501-682-5538
Email: [email protected]
Board Website
Board Statutes

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