North Carolina CPA CPE Requirements and Courses

North Carolina CPA CPE RequirementsTo maintain an active status, all CPA licensee in North Carolina have to fulfill the CPA CPE requirement on a triennial basis.

Here is a summary for your reference:

North Carolina CPA CPE Requirements

The CPE credits have to be accumulated on December 31 every year. Within the year, the CPAs registered in North Carolina should fulfill at least 40 hours of accounting continuing education.

Specific Requirements

  • Among the 40 hours, not more than 32 hours can be self study; i.e. at least 8 hours in “classroom setting”
  • If the CPA license is granted at the middle of the year, the number of CPE hour requirement is pro rata on a quarterly basis
  • If taken more than 40 credit hours, up to 20 credit hours can be carried forward for 1 year to the following year.
  • Ethics CPE: 4 hours during the reporting period

Further Information

You can contact North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners for further questions. For the specific CPE information, please look up the section of CPE section (08G .0401) in the NC accountancy rule.

  • Address: 1101 Oberlin Road, Suite 104, Raleigh, NC 27605-1169
  • Phone: (919) 733-4222

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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