Kentucky CPA CPE Requirements And Courses

Kentucky CPA cpe requirements

To maintain an active CPA license in Kentucky, certified public accountants have to fulfill a CPE requirement on a biannual basis.

Here is a summary for your reference:

CPA Continuing Education In KY

CPE credits have to be accumulated during a 2-year reporting period, which ends on December 31. Even-numbered licensees report on even-numbered years, and the same is true for odd-numbered licensees/years.

Within these 2 years, CPAs registered in Kentucky should fulfill at least 60-80 hours of accounting continuing education.

Specific Requirements

  • At least 80 CPE hours in each reporting period if your work involves 3,000+ attestation hours; at least 60 CPE hours otherwise
  • In both cases, at least 2 hours of CPE ethics course is required
  • Can apply for waiver if completely retired from public practice and is 55 years of age or older

Further Information

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

  • Address: 332 West Broadway, Suite 310, Louisville, KY 40202-2115
  • Email:
  • Phone: 502-595-3037

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