Pennsylvania CPA CPE Requirements and Courses

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

Here is a summary for your reference:

Pennsylvania CPA CPE Requirements

In Pennsylvania, CPAs need 80 hours of continuing education every 2 years. Furthermore, CPAs must report their credits at the time of license renewal, which also occurs by December 31 of every odd-numbered year.

Please note that a renewal form will be mailed to your address 2 to 3 months before your license expires.

Specific Requirements

  • At least 20 hours of CPE per year
  • At least 4 hours of ethics courses
  • If you provide attest services, you need 24 hours in accounting and auditing
  • A maximum of 50% of credits can come from teaching or speaking
  • With board approval, a maximum of 25-50% of credits can come from authoring published books and articles or developing professional education courses

Further Information

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

  • Address: 2601 North Third St., Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • Email:
  • Phone: 1-833-DOS-BPOA

Where Can I Take These Accounting CPE Courses?

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