Alabama CPA CPE Requirements and Courses

Alabama cpa cpe requirementsTo maintain active status, all CPA licensees in Alabama have to fulfill a CPA CPE requirement on an annual basis.

Here is a summary for your reference:

Alabama CPA CPE Requirements

CPE credits must be accumulated by September 30, and the counting is done every year.

CPAs registered in Alabama should fulfill at least 40 hours of accounting continuing education each year. Furthermore, all CPE hours can be completed via self-study.

Specific Requirements

  • 40 CPE hours each year, with at least 8 hours in accounting or auditing
  • Maximum of 12 hours per year in behavioral courses
  • Maximum of 10 hours per year earned by a “Nano Learning delivery method”
  • CPAs also need 2 hours of ethics courses

Possibility of CPE Waiver

  • If you can demonstrate that you are over 55 and that you are retired or no longer active in accounting practice.

Further Information

Please contact the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy for details:

  • Address: PO Box 300375, Montgomery, AL 36130-0375
  • Phone: (800) 435-9743
  • Email:

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