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Maine CPA CPE Requirements

NASBA CPE Sponsor ID: 109414

Maine's Acceptance: Maine accepts courses from providers that are members of NASBA's National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

What are the CPA CPE requirements for Maine?

40 hours annually

Are there any subject area requirements for Maine CPA CPE?

CPA Ethics: 4 hours every 3 years
Technical Subjects: At minimum 50% of the CPE must be in the following subjects: Accounting, Auditing, Ethics, Specialized Accounting Areas of Industry, Administrative Practices, Taxation, and Management Services.

Can CPA CPE courses be repeated?

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

When does CPA CPE have to be completed?

9/30 annually

Are there any CPA CPE credit type limits?

  • Instructor Credits: Maximum 20 hours
  • Published Materials: Maximum 20 hours
  • Non-Technical Subjects: Courses in the following subject areas are limited to 20 hours: communication arts; mathematics, statistics, probability and quantitative applications in business; economics; business, securities and administrative law; human resources policies; and computer software applications.

Can CPA CPE course hours carry over to the next renewal cycle?

Maximum of 20 hours of excess may be carried forward to the following year.

What is the Maine CPA license renewal process?

Renew online at your convenience, up to 60 days in advance of your license expiration date. Licensees report continuing education hours earned at the time of license renewal.

Online Renewal

What are the WebCE Maine CPE course requirements?

  • WebCE courses are NASBA QAS self-study with non-monitored open-book final exams. Students should read through course material then complete exam.
  • Passing score: 70%
  • If the final exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.

What is the access period for WebCE Maine CPA CPE courses?

12 months from the original date of purchase.

How often does WebCE report Maine CPA CPE course completions?

WebCE does not report CPE course completions to the Maine Board of Accountancy.

Licensees report continuing education hours at the time of license renewal.

CPA License Renewal

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for Maine CPE courses?

Online PDF Certificates of completion are available to print immediately after the final exam is passed. CPAs should maintain written evidence of completion for a period of 5 years following the completion of each reporting activity.

Who to contact for additional questions

Maine Board of Accountancy

NASBA Registry

This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. WebCE makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, WebCE is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein. We urge you to check with your state's licensing department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.
Last updated on 5/6/2024