Kentucky CPA CPE Requirements And Courses

Kentucky CPA cpe requirements

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

Here is a summary for your reference:

CPA Continuing Education In KY

The CPE credits have to be accumulated during a reporting period, which ends on Dec 31. Even-numbered license report on even-numbered years, and same for odd-numbered license/year.

Within these 2 years, the 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 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 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

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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