Wisconsin CPA CPE Requirements and Courses

wisconsin CPA cpe requirements

In the past, continuing education credits were not required in Wisconsin unless your license expired more than 5 years ago. However, the Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board changed the rules beginning with the 2021 round of license renewals. Therefore, CPAs in Wisconsin now need 80 CPE (continuing professional education) credits every 2 years.

Specific Requirements

  • At least 20 hours of CPE every year
  • At least 40 hours in “formal learning activities”
  • A minimum of 3 hours in ethics courses
  • Up to 40 credits may be carried forward to the next reporting period

Further Information

You can also contact the Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board for general licensing and CPE information:

  • Address: 4822 Madison Yard Way, Madison, WI 53705
  • Email: brad.wojciechowski@wisconsin.gov
  • Phone: (608) 266-2112

What If I Need (or Want) To Take Some 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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