State CPE Licensing Requirements

Louisiana CPE

Please note: The CPE Information provided in this section relates to CPAs only.
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Accepted:       Accepted
 
Renewal Date:       12/31 two-year renewal cycle, with CPE reported annually.
 
Reporting Period:       1/1 to 12/31 annually.
 
Required Hours:       80 hours over a 2-year period, 20 CPE hours minimum per year. Any hours earned in excess of the annual limitations will not be rolled over into the next year. For example, even if you earned 80 CPE hours in 2016, you will still need to earn 20 hours in 2017.
 
Ethics Required:       For the 2016 reporting period, there will be no CPE requirement for Ethics. The Board will determine the CPE requirement for Ethics for the year 2017 at a later date.
 
Subject Rqmts:       If a CPA performs attest functions, a minimum of 20% of the total requirement must be in Accounting and Auditing (A&A). This would be a minimum of 16 hours of A&A if a total of 80 hours are required, or 8 hours of A&A if a total of 40 hours are required. The minimum must be met annually.
 
Credit Limits:      
  • Personal development credit is limited to 20 hours during a calendar year.
  • CPE credit is allowed in whole hours only.
 
Other Policies:       FAQs
 
Contact Info:       State Board of CPAs of Louisiana
601 Poydras Street, Suite 1770
New Orleans, LA 70139
Phone: 504-566-1244
Fax: 504-566-1252
 
Web address:       http://cpaboard.state.la.us/
 

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