New Mexico CPA CPE Requirements and Courses

New Mexico CPA CPE requirements
To maintain an active CPA license in New Mexico, certified public accountants have to fulfill a CPE requirement on a triennial basis.

Here is a summary for your reference:

New Mexico CPA CPE Requirements

In New Mexico, CPAs need 120 credits of continuing education every 3 years. Furthermore, CPAs must accumulate these credits by their license renewal date, which is the last day of the certificate/license holder’s birth month.

Specific Requirements

  • At least 20 hours each year
  • At least 4 hours of ethics
  • At least 96 hours of technical subjects during the reporting period. Technical subjects generally refer to accounting, auditing, taxation, financial reporting, financial advisory, and consulting and management consulting
  • The board places restrictions on CPE courses sponsored by your employer.
  • The board may grant an exception to CPE requirements for certificate holders who do not provide services to the public, i.e. those with inactive or retired licenses.

Further Information

You can also contact the New Mexico Public Accountancy Board for general licensing and CPE information:

  • Address: 5500 San Antonio Dr. NE, Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87109
  • Email:
  • Phone: (505) 222-9850

Where Can I Take These Accounting CPE Courses?

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