Colorado CPA CPE Requirements: Rules and Recommended Courses

Colorado CPA CPE Requirements: Rules and Recommended Courses

Colorado CPA cpe RequirementsTo maintain an active CPA license in Colorado, certified public accountants have to fulfill the CPE requirement on a biennial basis.

Here is a summary for your reference:

Colorado CPA CPE Requirements

The CPE credits have to be accumulated during a reporting period. In Colorado, a reporting period is a two year period from Jan 1 of an even-numbered year through Dec 31 of the odd-numbered year (e.g. Jan 1, 2012 – Dec 31, 2013).

Note that a renewal form will be mailed to your address at least 30 days before the expiration. You’ve got to remember the renewal because there is no grace period to practice on an expired license.

Within these 2 years, the CPAs registered in Colorado should fulfill at least 80 hours of accounting continuing education.

Specific Requirements

  • At least 4 hours of ethics in each reporting period
  • Maximum 16 hours of personal development course in each reporting period
  • There is no limitation on whether the course is live/offline or online
  • CPAs should keep their CPE course record for 5 years from the end of reporting period

Further Information

You can also contact Colorado State Board of Accountancy for general licensing and CPE information:

  • Address: 1560 Broadway-Suite 1340, Denver, CO 80202
  • Email:
  • Phone: (303) 894-7800

Where Can I Take These Accounting CPE Courses?

My recommendation is CPE Link, a CPE provider registered with NASBA on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Registry ID: 109068). Their CPE courses are endorsed by the Societies of CPAs in California, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and West Virginia.

CPE Link offers over 1,000 hours of self-study content taught by accounting and tax professionals–all experts in their fields with many years of practical experience to share. Click out the courses below and start earning your CPE credits today!

About the Author Stephanie Ng

I am the author of How to Pass The CPA Exam (published by Wiley), and I also passed all 4 sections of the CPA Exam on my first try. Additionally, I have led webinars, such as for the Institute of Management Accountants, authored featured articles on websites like Going Concern and AccountingWeb, and I'm also the CFO for the charity New Sight. Finally, I have created other accounting certification websites to help mentor non-CPA candidates. I have already mentored thousands of CPA, CMA, CIA, EA, and CFA candidates, and I can help you too!

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