Iowa CPA CPE Requirements and Courses

Iowa cpa exam requirementsTo maintain an active CPA license in Iowa, certified public accountants have to fulfill the CPE requirement on a triennial basis.

Here is a summary for your reference:

Iowa CPA CPE Requirements

The CPE credits have to be accumulated during a reporting period, which ends on Jun 30. Effective 2013 licensee can self-select the reporting date.

Please note that a renewal form will be mailed to your address around May 15. You’ve got to remember the renewal because there is no grace period to practice on an expired license.

Within these 3 years, the CPAs registered in IA should fulfill at least 120 hours of accounting continuing education.

Specific Requirements

  • 50% (i.e. 60 hours) can be claimed for formal self-study. Please note the webinars are considered “interactive” and thus not part of self-study course.

Further Information

You can also contact Iowa Accountancy Examining Board for general licensing and CPE information:

  • Address: 1920 SE Hulsizer Road, Ankeny, IA 50021-3941
  • Email:
  • Phone: (515) 281-5910

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!

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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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