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Ohio cpa CPE course pricing:
You may select 120 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 OH CPA cpe courses start at just $19.95!
WebCE offers courses for the following OH license types:

Ohio CPA CPE Requirements

NASBA CPE Sponsor ID: 109414

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

Required Ohio CPA CPE Hours

Required CPE Hours for Ohio CPAs

120 hours of CPA CPE every 3 years, with a minimum of 20 CPE hours annually. Failure to complete 20 CPE credits annually may result in a fine of ten dollars for every CPE credit deficient.

Newly licensed CPAs must complete 40 hours the initial 2-year renewal (“newly certified period”). This 2-year period starts the January of the year a CPA earns their license and ends the December 31 following the year the CPA was initially licensed.

Ohio CPA CPE Subject Area Requirements

CPA Ethics: 3 hours of ethics CPE every 3 year license period
Tax: 24 CPE hours every 3 year license period if holder assumes responsibility by performing tax work on any engagement, preparing any tax return, or signing any tax return as a certified public accountant or public accountant.
Accounting and Auditing (A&A): 24 CPE hours every 3 year license period if holder assumes responsibility by performing accounting, auditing, or attestation work on any engagement, preparing any financial report, or signing any financial report.
An Ohio permit holder who performs regulated services in financial reporting or internal controls reporting shall complete at least 24 CE credits in the fields of accounting or auditing during the 3-year reporting period specific to the types of services provided by the Ohio permit holder.

Ohio CPA Renewal

CPE Reporting Due Date

1/1 to 12/31 triennially

CPA License Renewal Date

12/31 triennially

CPA License Renewal Process

Online renewal for certified public accountants (CPAs) and public accountants (PAs) is available until January 2. CPAs may begin the online renewal process once they receive the renewal notice with a User ID and Password.

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.

Ohio CPA CPE Course Requirements

CPE Credit Type Limitations

  • Instruction: Maximum 90 hours

Course Presentation

WebCE courses are NASBA QAS self-study.

Study Requirements

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

Ohio 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 Ohio CPA CPE Certificates of Completion

CPA CPE Reporting

WebCE does NOT report CPE course completions to the Accountancy Board of Ohio. CPAs can report their CPE course completions with their registration renewal.

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 5 years following the completion of each reporting activity.

Ohio CPA Contact Info

Accountancy Board of Ohio

  • Phone: 614-466-4135
  • Mailing Address: 77 South High Street, 18th Floor Columbus, OH 43215-6128
  • Fax Number: 614-466-2628

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 5/11/2017