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WebCE provides state-approved Illinois CPA CPE with a money back guarantee! Satisfy ALL your CPE requirements at one low price with our online or paper courses!

Illinois cpa CPE course pricing:
You may select 80 hours of courses for $99.95 plus $2.50 for each additional hour. An additional $0.00 per course will be added to your total if you select paper course material.

Single IL CPA cpe courses start at just $19.95!
WebCE offers courses for the following IL license types:

Illinois CPA CPE Requirements

NASBA CPE Sponsor ID:109414

Illinois' Acceptance: WebCE® courses meet the NASBA/AICPA CPE Standards and therefore are accepted by the IL Board of Examiners.

Required Illinois CPA CPE Hours

Required CPE Hours for Illinois CPAs

120 hours of CPA CPE are required every 3 years

Illinois CPA CPE Subject Area Requirements

CPA Ethics: 4 hours of ethics CPE

Illinois CPA Renewal

CPA CPE Reporting Period

10/1 to 9/30 triennially (the next renewal period is 2018)

CPA License Renewal Date

9/30 triennially

CPA License Renewal Process

Licensees may renew the license during the 2 months preceding the expiration date thereof by paying the required fee.
Online renewal

Repetition and Carryover

Carryover Allowance

Excess hours earned in a CPE cycle may not be carried forward to a subsequent CPE cycle.

Repetition Rule

Courses cannot be taken for credit more than once in a 3 year reporting period.

Illinois CPA CPE Course Requirements

CPE Credit Type Limitations

  • Instruction: Maximum 60 hours
  • Personal Development: Maximum 24 hours
  • Published Materials: Maximum 30 hours
  • Self-study: Maximum 80 hours ( Maximum of 60 hours for non-interactive self-study or a combination of 80 hours for interactive/non-interactive self-study)

Course Presentation

WebCE courses are NASBA QAS self-study online. Illinois CPAs can only complete 80 hours in CPE self-study courses.

Study Requirements

Self-Study CPE Requirements: Students should read the course material prior to taking the final exam.

Illinois CPA CPE Exam Requirements

Exam Rules

The final exam is open-book. Students may refer to the course material as often as needed. If the final exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.

Passing Score

Self-Study Final Exam: 70%

Reporting and Illinois CPA CPE Certificates of Completion

CPA CPE Reporting

WebCE does NOT report CPE course completions to the Illinois Board of Examiners.
CPE is reported by CPA at renewal on the Public Accounting Continuing Professional Education Reporting Form supplied by the state or online through the online renewal service.

Certificates of Completion

WebCE provides online printable certificates of completion. Certificates of completion will be available to print online immediately after the final exam is passed. You should maintain written evidence of completion for a period of 6 years following the completion of each reporting activity.

Illinois CPA Contact Info

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Public Accountancy Section

  • Phone: 800-560-6420
  • Mailing Address: 320 W. Washington Street, 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62786
  • Fax Number: 217-782-7645

WebCE® provides information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to continuing professional education (CPE) as CPAs, PAs, and Licensed accountants. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither WebCE nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. Since regulations are constantly changing, we suggest you check with your state’s board to answer any questions or confirm any information.
Last updated on 3/17/2017