Mississippi CPA CPE Requirements and Courses

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

Here is a summary for your reference:

Mississippi CPA CPE Requirements

In Mississippi, CPAs need 120 hours of continuing education every 3 years. Furthermore, CPAs must report their credits at the time of license renewal, which also occurs every 3 years by June 30.

Specific Requirements

  • At least 40 hours per year
  • At least 4 hours in board-approved ethics, professional conduct, or public accountancy law and regulation courses every 3 years. At least 1 of these 4 hours must be in Mississippi Public Accountancy Law and Regulations
  • Carry forward to next year within the same reporting period is allowed  up to 20 hours
  • Self-study courses must be approved by NASBA’s QAS (Quality Assurance Services) program
  • There is no specific rule on CPE subjects (other than the ethics requirement), but the State Board strongly encourages licensees to take subjects relevant to their fields of profession.

Further Information

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

  • Address: 5 Old River Place, Suite 104, Jackson, MS  39202-3449
  • Email: email@msbpa.ms.gov
  • Phone: (601) 354-7320
  • Fax: (601) 354-7290

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