CPE Requirements California

CPE Requirements California
License Renewal DateLast day of birth month in odd or even year corresponding to the odd or even year of birth.
CPE Reporting PeriodBiennial on the last day of birth month in odd or even year corresponding to the odd or even year of birth
General Requirement80 hours
40 hours in technical subjects
Minimum Hours Per Year20 hours yearly minimum
12 hours yearly minimum in technical subjects
Ethics RequirementFour (4) hours in board approved ethics and regulations CPE.
Regulatory Review RequirementA 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.

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:

California Board of Accountancy
2450 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: 916-263-3680
Fax: 916-263-3674
Email: [email protected]
Board Website
Board Statutes

National Registry of CPE Sponsors