CPE Requirements Iowa

CPE Requirements Iowa
License Renewal Date6/30 annually
CPE Reporting Period1/1 to 12/31 in the three years preceding the renewal date OR
7/1 to 6/30 in the three years preceding the renewal date (new for 2013 renewals and forward)
  • Licensees must declare which CPE date they are using when they renew
  • Licensees may choose a different deadline (12/31 or 6/30) for each renewal cycle
General Requirement120 hours
Ethics RequirementFour (4) hours of ethics and rules of professional conduct CPE
Other Subject Area RequirementsEight (8) hours in Accounting and Auditing if supervising and/or signing compilation reports on financial statements.

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:

Iowa Accountancy Examining Board
200 E. Grand, Ste. 350
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-725-9022 x 2
Fax: 515-725-9032
Email: AccountancyBoard@iowa.gov
Board Website
Board Statutes

NASBA
National Registry of CPE Sponsors