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).

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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: asbpa@arkansas.gov
Board Website
Board Statutes

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