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Continuing Professional Education First Reporting Period

Current: Continuing Professional Education First Reporting Period

Your first CPE reporting period is from the date the Board issues your license to December 31 of the year before your license expires. During this period, you are required to complete 120 CPE credit hours, which is limited to 24 hours in non-technical subject areas and must include 4 hours in Board approved ethics and regulations applicable to the practice of public accounting in Washington State.

The timing of your license application is up to you. However, the later you submit your license application during the year, the shorter your first CPE reporting period becomes.

For example:

Issue Date Expiration Date First CPE Reporting Period
November 1, 2017 June 30, 2020 26 months 11/1/2017 - 12/31/2019
January 1, 2018 June 30, 2021 36 months 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2020
June 1, 2018 June 30, 2021 31 months 6/1/2018 - 12/31/2020
October 1, 2018 June 30, 2021 27 months 10/1/2018 - 12/31/2020

 

New (2020): Continuing Professional Education First Reporting Period

Your first CPE reporting period is from the date the Board issues your license to December 31 of the year prior to the expiration of your license. During this period, you are required to complete 120 CPE credit hours, which is limited to 60 hours in non-technical subject areas and must include a Board approved ethics and regulations course from an approved provider listed on our website. Of the 120 CPE credit hours, you are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of CPE per year.

The timing of your license application is up to you. However, the later you submit your license application during the year, the shorter your first CPE reporting period becomes.

For example:

Issue Date Expiration Date First CPE Reporting Period
November 1, 2019 June 30, 2022 26 months 11/1/2019 - 12/31/2021
January 1, 2020 June 30, 2023 36 months 1/1/200 - 12/31/2022
June 1, 2020 June 30, 2023 31 months 6/1/2020 - 12/31/2022
October 1, 2020 June 30, 2023 27 months 10/1/2020 - 12/31/2022