State CPE Licensing Requirements

Illinois CPE

Please note: The CPE Information provided in this section relates to CPAs only.
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Accepted:       MasterCPE is registered with NASBA, and the state of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation accepts courses from NASBA sponsors.
Renewal Date:       9/30 triennially
Reporting Period:       10/01 to 09/30 triennially
Required Hours:       120 hours
Ethics Required:       4 hours of the 120 hours for each renewal period. Illinois CPAs may take our "Ethics for Illinois" course.
Subject Rqmts:       None
Credit Limits:      
  • The maximum credit for instructors is 60 hours. Instructors can receive credit for each hour of instruction and a maximum of 2 hours credit for preparation for each hour of actual instruction.
  • The maximum credit for Articles/books is 30 hours
  • The maximum credit for all Self Study is 80 hours. Only 60 of those hours can be in non-interactive Self Study. Each instance of non-interactive self-study credit is limited to 1/2 hour for every full hour earned. MasterCPE provides interactive Self Study, so CPAs may submit 80 hours from MasterCPE.
  • Academic credit limited to the following: 1 quarter hour equals 10 CPE hours; 1 semester hour equals 15 CPE hours.
Other Policies:       All program sponsors must be registered with the Board or NASBA. MasterCPE is registered with the Board with license #158.002553.
Contact Info:       Illinois Department of Financial And Professional Regulation
Public Accountancy Section
320 W. Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: 217-785-0800
Fax: 217-782-7645
Web address:

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