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California CPA CPE Requirements

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Required California CPA CPE Hours

California CPA CPE General Requirements

80 hours of CPA CPE are required every 2 years, with 20 CPE hours required annually including the following subject areas:
  • Ethics: 4 hours of ethics CPE
  • Technical: Minimum 40 hours, technical subject areas such as Accounting/Attest, Accounting Ethics or Tax,etc.
  • Regulatory Review: 2 hours of a board approved, Regulatory Review course is due every 6 years

California CPA CPE Required Hours for CPAs working in Governmental Accounting

80 hours of CPA CPE are required every 2 years, with 20 CPE hours required annually including the following subject areas:
  • Ethics: 4 hours of ethics CPE
  • Technical: Minimum 40 hours, technical subject areas such as Accounting/Attest, Accounting Ethics or Tax,etc.
  • Regulatory Review: 2 hours of a board approved, Regulatory Review course is due every 6 years
  • Government Accounting: Minimum 24 hours

California CPA CPE Required Hours for CPAs working in Accounting & Auditing

80 hours of CPA CPE are required every 2 years, with 20 CPE hours required annually including the following subject areas:
  • Ethics: 4 hours of ethics CPE
  • Technical: Minimum 40 hours, technical subject areas such as Accounting/Attest, Accounting Ethics or Tax,etc.
  • Regulatory Review: 2 hours of a board approved, Regulatory Review course is due every 6 years
  • Accounting & Auditing: Minimum 24 hours
  • Preparation Engagements: Minimum 8 hours related to Preparation Engagements or Accounting & Auditing, for licensees who only performed preparation engagements as their highest level of service and 4 hours of Fraud CE specifically related to the detection and/or reporting of fraud in financial statements.

California CPA CPE Required Hours for CPAs working in Fraud Detection or Reporting

80 hours of CPA CPE are required every 2 years, with 20 CPE hours required annually including the following subject areas:
  • Ethics: 4 hours of ethics CPE
  • Technical: Minimum 40 hours, technical subject areas such as Accounting/Attest, Accounting Ethics or Tax,etc.
  • Regulatory Review: 2 hours of a board approved, Regulatory Review course is due every 6 years
  • Fraud: Minimum 4 hours, for licensees who are subject to the A&A or Government CE - the licensee must also complete an additional four hours of fraud CE specifically related to the detection and/or reporting of fraud in financial statements.

California CPA Renewal

Repetition and Carryover

California CPA CPE Course Requirements

California CPA CPE Exam Requirements

Reporting and California CPA CPE Certificates of Completion

California CPA Contact Info

California Board of Public Accountancy

  • Phone: 916-263-3680
  • Fax Number: 916-263-3674
  • Mailing Address: 2450 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 300 Sacramento, CA 95833-3291
  • Website: California Board of Accountancy

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Last updated on 6/7/2019