State CPA CPE Licensing Requirements

Arkansas CPA CPE

Please note: The CPE Information provided in this section relates to CPAs only.
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Accepted: Accepted. MasterCPE is a NASBA provider. Sponsor number: 112530
Renewal Date: 1/1 annually
Reporting Period: 1/1 to 12/31 annually
Required Hours: 120 hours within 36 months or 40 hours within 12 months immediately preceding January 1 of the year for which the license is renewed.
Ethics Required: 4 hours every three years. 1 hour on state laws is required, and the 1 hour course may be taken free from the Board's website.
Subject Rqmts: 60% of the required hours in the subject areas of accounting, accounting ethics, attest, taxation, computer science or management advisory services.
Credit Limits:
  • Self-study credits shall not exceed 60 percent of the total CPE hours required.
  • Half hour credits are allowed after first hour of credit.
  • Minimum of 16 hours of 40 hours or 48 hours based on 120 hours requirement must be in group study.
Other Policies: Program sponsors must be members of NASBA's or the Board's QAS Registry, or fall into one of the following categories for automatic approval:
  • AICPA and other national/state CPA professional organizations/associations
  • Accredited universities or colleges
  • Firms, both accounting and industrial offering in-firm education programs
  • Governmental entities
Contact Info: Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy
101 East Capitol, Suite 450
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-1520
Fax: 501-682-5538
Web address:

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