State CPA CPE Licensing Requirements

Iowa CPA CPE

Please note: The CPE Information provided in this section relates to CPAs only.
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Accepted: Accepted. MasterCPE courses meet the Iowa requirements for interactive self-study. Self-study is limited to 50% of the hours required.
Renewal Date: The license renewal date is 6/30 annually
Reporting Period: Licensees must declare which CPE date they are using when they renew. Licensees may choose a different deadline (12/31 or 6/30) for each renewal cycle.
Required Hours: 120 hours of continuing education in the three-year period ending on the reporting deadline.
Ethics Required: 4 hours of ethics and rules of professional conduct CPE must be completed during each three-year period. The Ethics for Accountants course fulfills this requirement.
Subject Rqmts: 8 hours in Accounting and Auditing if supervising and/or signing compilation reports on financial statements. The minimum of eight hours of continuing professional education must be devoted to financial statement presentation, such as courses covering the statements on standards for accounting and review services (SSARS) and accounting and auditing updates.
Credit Limits:
  • The maximum credit for self study is 60 hours.
  • Half credits allowed after the first hour.
Other Policies:
Contact Info: Iowa Accountancy Examining Board
1920 SE Hulsizer Avenue
Ankeny, IA 50021-3961
Phone: 515-281-5910
Fax: 515-281-7411
Web address: https://plb.iowa.gov/board/accountants

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