State CPE Licensing Requirements

Maryland CPE

Please note: The CPE Information provided in this section relates to CPAs only.
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Accepted:       Accepted
Renewal Date:       Biennial based on date of issuance
Reporting Period:       01/01 to 12/31 biennially
Required Hours:       80 hours
Ethics Required:       4 hours of professional ethics
Subject Rqmts:       None
Credit Limits:      
  • Authorship credits are limited to 10 hours for each published article. There is no limit to the number of published articles reported for CPE.
  • Instructor credits are limited to 45 hours and are based on contact hours of teaching. Three credits are granted for each class hour, which includes two hours of preparation time.
  • The CPE earnings rate for teaching a college or university course is 15 hours for each semester hour credit and 10 hours for each quarter hour credit.
  • Peer Review credits are limited to 16 hours. A peer reviewer may allocate a maximum of 8 hours for a report review; 12 hours for an engagement review; and 16 hours for a system review.
  • No half credits are accepted.
Other Policies:      
Contact Info:       Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy
500 N. Calvert Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202-3651
Phone: 410-230-6258
Fax: 410-333-6314
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