State CPA CPE Licensing Requirements

Florida CPA CPE

Please note: The CPE Information provided in this section relates to CPAs only.
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Accepted: Yes, MasterCPE is a QAS provider, and courses must be from a QAS provider. Our sponsor number is #112530.
Renewal Date: 12/31 biennially
Reporting Period: 7/1 to 6/30 biennially
Required Hours: 80 hours
Ethics Required: 4 hours in Florida Board approved ethics that include a review of Chapters 455 and 473, Florida Statutes, and the related administrative rules. MasterCPE has a Florida ethics course available. Provider Number: 0006223, Course Number: 0018800
Subject Rqmts:
  • There are four categories into which all acceptable subject matter for CPE credit is classified: 1) Accounting and Auditing, 2) Technical Business, 3) Behavioral and 4) Ethics.
  • Florida CPAs must complete at least 20 hours in accounting and auditing and at least 4 hours in approved ethics every two years.
  • The maximum credit for Behavioral courses is 20 hours. The Behavorial category includes courses on oral and written communication, the social environment of business, and administration of an accounting practice.
  • MasterCPE courses that are behavorial courses include Modern Supervision, Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior, Effective Business Communications, EQ vs. IQ, Become a Great Consultant, Skills and Attributes of Successful CFOs, and some other similar courses.
  • See the Florida Guidelines link below for more information
Credit Limits: See the following page: Florida Guidelines
Other Policies: Florida requires that all self-study courses qualifying for accounting, auditing or technical business credit must be taken from sponsors of NASBA's Quality Assurance Service (QAS). Technical business subjects that fall under this limitation are Business Law, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Management Advisory Services, Marketing, Personnel/HR, Production, Specialized Knowledge and Applications, Statistics, and Tax.
Contact Info: Florida Board of Accountancy
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee , FL 32399
Phone: 850-487-1395
Fax: 352-333-2508
Web address: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/cpa/index.html

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