Montana CPA CPE Requirements: Rules and Recommended Courses

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

Here is a summary for your reference:

Montana CPA CPE Requirements

In Montana, 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 December 31.

Specific Requirements

  • At least 2 hours in ethics per reporting period
  • At least 50% of CPE hours as reported every 3 years must be in a technical field of study
  • CPAs only receive half credits for self-study courses not listed in NASBA’s National Registry of CPE Sponsors
  • A maximum of 60 hours as an instructor, speaker, or technical reviewer
  • A maximum of 30 hours for authoring a published book or article

Further Information

You can also contact the Montana Board of Public Accountants for general licensing and CPE information:

  • Address: 301 S Park, PO Box 200513, Helena, MT 59620-0513
  • Email:
  • Phone: (406) 444-6880

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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