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Wisconsin CPA CPE Requirements

NASBA CPE Sponsor ID: 109414

Wisconsin's Acceptance: WebCE® courses meet the NASBA/AICPA CPE Standards, and therefore are accepted by the Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board.

What are the CPA CPE requirements for Wisconsin?

  • Total CPE Requirement: 80 hours
  • Annual CPE Requirement: 20 hours

Are there any subject area requirements for Wisconsin CPA CPE?

CPA Ethics: Minimum 3 hours of ethics CPE

When does Wisconsin CPA CPE have to be completed?

12/15 to 12/14 biennially ending on odd years

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?

Formal Learning Activities: Minimum 40 hours

Formal learning would include things like:

  • Attending group study lectures
  • Participating in online webinars and webcasts
  • Completing self-study courses developed by vendors
Activities where the learning and attendance is verified by the sponsor/vendor.

Examples of informal learning that, with proper documentation, may qualify for CPE would include:

  • Teaching a course
  • Performing independent research
  • Listening to podcasts
  • Watching videos
  • Reading books and articles
  • Attending meetings

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

A maximum of 40 hours of CPE can carry forward to any subsequent renewal period.

What is the Wisconsin CPA license renewal process?

The required renewal date for the Certified Public Accountant credential is December 14th of each odd-numbered year. The department shall give a notice of renewal to each holder of a credential at least 30 days prior to the renewal date of the credential. CPAs can report their CPE course completions with their registration renewal.

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What are the WebCE Wisconsin CPA CPE course requirements?

  • WebCE courses are NASBA QAS self-study with non-monitored open-book final exams considered to be formal learning activities. 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 Wisconsin CPA CPE courses?

12 months from the original date of purchase.

How often does WebCE report Wisconsin CPA CPE course completions?

WebCE does not report CPE course completions to the Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board.

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for Wisconsin CPA 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.

What are the Wisconsin CPA CPE requirements for non-residents?

A non-resident licensee seeking renewal of a license in this state shall be determined to have met the CPE requirements of this state by meeting the CPE requirements for renewal of a license in the state in which the licensee’s principal place of business is located.

If a non-resident licensee’s principal place of business state has no CPE requirements for renewal of a license, the non-resident licensee must comply with all CPE requirements for renewal of a license in this state.

Are there any CPE exemptions?

The board may waive all or a portion of the CPE credits required, if it finds exceptional circumstances such as prolonged illness, disability, or other similar circumstances have prevented a licensee from meeting the requirements.

Who to contact for additional questions

Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board

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 12/15/2023