State CPA CPE Licensing Requirements

Alabama CPA CPE

Please note: The CPE Information provided in this section relates to CPAs only.
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Accepted: Accepted
Renewal Date: 9/30 annually
Reporting Period: 10/01 to 9/30 annually
Required Hours: 40 hours of CPE is required each fiscal year ending 9/30
Ethics Required: Starting October 1, 2019, at least 2 hours must be earned in a qualifying ethics course.
Subject Rqmts: At least 8 of the 40 hours reported must be obtained in the subject of accounting and auditing.
Credit Limits:
  • Starting October 1, 2019, 100% of CPE may be self-study. Prior to October 1, 2019, a maximum of 50% or 20 hours in self-study courses was allowed. Courses from NASBA members, such as MasterCPE, are fully accepted by the Board.
  • Starting October 1, 2019, the behavioral/personal development courses limit increased from a maximum of 8 hours to a maximum of 12 hours.
  • Half credits are accepted after the first hour.
Other Policies: Alabama accepts courses from providers that are members of NASBA's National Registry of CPE Sponsors and the Quality Assurance Service.
Contact Info: Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy
PO Box 300375
Montgomery, AL 36130-0375
Phone: 334-242-5700
Fax: 334-242-2711
Web address:

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