State CPE Licensing Requirements

Minnesota CPE

Please note: The CPE Information provided in this section relates to CPAs only.
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Accepted:       Yes, courses must be NASBA QAS courses, and MasterCPE is a QAS sponsor (#112530).
Renewal Date:       CPAs in MN have a triennial license renewal period. See State Board website for details.
Reporting Period:       7/1 to 6/30 annually, with a rolling 120 hour, 3-year CPE cycle. See State Board website for details.
Required Hours:       120 hours every 3 years, with a minimum of 20 hours per year.
Ethics Required:       8 hours in Accounting Ethics or Business Ethics every reporting period.
Subject Rqmts:       None
Credit Limits:      
  • The maximum credit for instructors is 50% of total hours.
  • The maximum credit for published articles and books is 50% of total hours.
  • The maximum credit for self-study is 80% of total hours. Must be QAS approved.
  • Personal Development credits are limited to 24 hours.
Other Policies:      
Contact Info:       Minnesota State Board of Accountancy
85 East 7th Place, Suite 125
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-757-1517
Fax: 651-296-7938
Web address:

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