Rhode Island CPA CPE Requirements and Courses

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

Here is a summary for your reference:

Rhode Island CPA CPE Requirements

In Rhode Island, CPAs need 120 hours of continuing education every 3 years. Furthermore, CPAs must accumulate these credits during the 3-year reporting period that ends on December 31. Afterward, CPAs must renew their licenses by February 15.

Specific Requirements

  • At least 24 hours of CPE per year

For each 3-year reporting period:

  • At least 6 hours in professional ethics
  • Not more than 24 hours of personal development courses
  • Not more than 60 hours from roles as instructors, speakers, or discussion leaders
  • Self-study courses must be interactive or approved by NASBA’s QAS (Quality Assurance Service)

Further Information

You can also contact the Rhode Island Board of Accountancy for general licensing and CPE information:

    • Address: 560 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886
    • Email: dawne.broadfield@dbr.ri.us
    • Phone: (401) 889-5446
    • Fax: (401) 889-5535

Where Can I Take These Accounting CPE Courses?

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