|CPE Requirements California|
|License Renewal Date||Last day of birth month in odd or even year corresponding to the odd or even year of birth.|
|CPE Reporting Period||Biennial on the last day of birth month in odd or even year corresponding to the odd or even year of birth|
|General Requirement||80 hours|
40 hours in technical subjects
|Minimum Hours Per Year||20 hours yearly minimum|
12 hours yearly minimum in technical subjects
|Ethics Requirement||Four (4) hours in board approved ethics and regulations CPE.|
|Regulatory Review Requirement||A two (2) hour, board approved, Regulatory Review course is due every 6 years.|
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.
The requirements on this page are general in nature. For a more detailed view and to get the most up to date information, visit:
California Board of Accountancy
2450 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95833