Florida CPA CPE Requirements and Courses

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

Here is a summary for your reference:

Florida CPA CPE Requirements

CPE credits have to be accumulated during a 2-year reporting period, which ends on June 30 of the renewal year.

There are two automatic extensions in September and December, but you should consider December 31 the “hard” deadline.

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

Specific Requirements

In each reporting period:

  • At least 20 hours of accounting and/or auditing
  • At least 20 hours of technical business courses
  • At least 4 hours in a Board-approved Florida-specific ethics course
  • No more than 20 hours of behavioral subjects (e.g. management, communication skills, HR)

Other ways to gain your CPE hours:

  • Board-approved firm trainings
  • Teaching in colleges or formal CPE courses (see the board’s website for restrictions)

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Further Information

You can also contact the Florida Board of Accountancy for general licensing and CPE information:

  • Address: 240 NW 76 Drive, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Email: Call.Center@dbpr.state.fl.us
  • Phone: 850-487-1395

Where Can I Take These Accounting CPE Courses?

I have an entire post dedicated to the best CPA CPE options. And in the post, you’ll find links to CPE discounts, too.

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