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Maryland CPA CPE Requriements

NASBA CPE Sponsor ID: 109414

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

What are the CPA CPE requirements for Maryland?

80 hours over 2 years

Are there any subject area requirements for CPA CPE?

Ethics: 4 hours of Ethics CPE

When does Maryland CPA CPE have to be completed?

Biennial based on date of license issuance.

Can CPA CPE courses be repeated?

Courses cannot be taken for credit more than once in a 2-year reporting period.

Are there any CPA CPE credit type limits?

  • Published Materials: Maximum 40 hours
  • Peer Review: Maximum 16 hours
  • Instruction (Teaching, Lecturing, or Leading Discussions): Maximum 45 hours

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

Up to 80 excess CPE hours are eligible to be credited for use the next time the licensee renews their license. Excess Ethics CPE will be carried over as general CPE hours. No carryover of Instruction CPE hours.

What is the Maryland CPA license renewal process?

Renew notices will be mailed out at least 1 month before license expiration date. CPAs can renew online through the DLLR website. Licensees report continuing education hours earned at the time of license renewal. Licensees may only report credit hours earned up to the date the renewal application is filed.

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What are the WebCE Maryland 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 Maryland CPA CPE courses?

12 months from the original date of purchase.

How often does WebCE report Maryland CPA CPE course completions?

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

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for Maryland 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 4 years following the completion of each reporting activity.

Are there any CPE exemptions?

The Board may issue a license to any applicant who has not fully complied with the continuing education requirements in cases when failure by the applicant to fulfill this requirement has been caused by reason of any of the following:
  • Health as certified by a medical doctor
  • Military service on extended active duty with the armed forces of the United States
  • Other good and valid causes, as determined and approved by the Board
In order to receive and exemption from CPE, a qualifying individual must submit a written request for an exemption to the Board.

Who to contact for additional questions

Maryland Board of Accountancy

  • Phone: 410-230-6258
  • Fax Number: 410-962-8483
  • Mailing Address: 1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 121, Baltimore, MD 21201
  • Website: Maryland Board of Accountancy

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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 4/16/2024