To maintain an active status, all CPA licensee in Arizona have to fulfill the CPA CPE requirement on a biennial basis.
Here is a summary for your reference:
The CPE credits have to be accumulated on the last date of your birth month, and the counting is done every 2 years.
Within these 2 years, the CPAs registered in Arizona should fulfill at least 80 hours of accounting continuing education, and all of these can be done via self-study.
Note: there is no carry-over policy of these accounting continuing education courses in Arizona.
Possibility of CPE Waiver
A Note On CPE Course Providers
Please note that while Arizona does not pre-approve or register the CPA CPE course providers, for your own protection please call up or find out whether the course provider complies with the requirements prescribed in A.A.C. R4-1-453(C), which states that the course must ” provide a formal course of learning at a professional level and contributes directly to the professional competence of the participants”.
If you are looking for CPA licensing requirements in Arizona, please click here.
Please contact Arizona State Board of Accountancy for details:
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