State CPE Licensing Requirements

New York CPE

Please note: The CPE Information provided in this section relates to CPAs only.
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Accepted:       MasterCPE courses are accepted by the New York Board. The New York Sponsor ID number is 002547.
Renewal Date:       Triennial based on date of issuance (current) and birth month (prior to 1/1/1993)
Reporting Period:       1/1 to 12/31 annually
Required Hours:       CPAs have the following options:

  • Complete a minimum of 40 contact hours of acceptable formal continuing education in any of the recognized subject areas, or
  • Complete a minimum of 24 contact hours of acceptable formal continuing education concentrated in one subject area.
  • Approved subject areas are: Accounting; Auditing; Taxation; Advisory Services; Specialized Knowledge and Applications related to specialized industries; and Ethics. Note: Finance, computer science, and business management courses fall under the Advisory Services category for New York.
  • Straight mathematics and Promotional Marketing are not accepted as CPE in NYS. However, our business math course is considered an Advisory Service course.
Ethics Required:       4 hours every 3-year licensing cycle. If the licensee chooses the 24-hours concentration, then the 4 hours of ethics must be in that same CPE concentration area. Regulatory ethics taken in a licensee's principal jurisdiction to maintain an active license and accepted by the Board to meet the ethics requirements of that state, may also be used to meet the New York ethics requirement.
Subject Rqmts:       None
Credit Limits:      
  • University or college courses. Credit courses: Each semester hour equals 15 hours CE; each quarter hour equals 10 hours CE.
    Other Policies:       Courses taken inside the state of New York must be sponsored by entities registered with the State Board.
    Contact Info:       New York State Board for Public Accountancy
    State Education Department
    Division of Professional Licensing Services
    89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Fl. East Mezzanine
    Albany, NY 12234-1000
    Phone: 518-474-3817 ext. 160
    Fax: 518-474-6375
    Web address:

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