State CPE Licensing Requirements

Vermont CPE

Please note: The CPE Information provided in this section relates to CPAs only.
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Accepted:       Yes
Renewal Date:       7/31 on odd-numbered years
Reporting Period:       8/1 to 7/31 biennially ending on odd-numbered years
Required Hours:       80 hours. The Board strongly recommends that licensees earn a minimum of 40 hours each year in order to meet the 80 hour requirement.
Ethics Required:       4 hours, course must be based on the AICPA Code of Conduct and Vermont Accountancy Statutes and Rules.
Subject Rqmts:       8 hours in accounting and auditing
Credit Limits:      
  • Maximum credit is 64 hours or 80% in the combination of self study, instructor/discussion leader and published articles/books.
  • Authorship credits are limited to 25% of total hours.
  • Instructor credits are limited to 50% of total hours and no repeat credits allowed without substantial changes to materials.
  • Credit only given for whole hours defined as at least 50 minutes.
  • Initial licensees, not by endorsement, that are licensed for less than two full years can use no more than 32 hours of continuing professional education in a combination of self study, instructor/discussion leader and published articles/books.
  • University or college courses: One semester hour equals 15 CPE hours; One quarter hour equals 10 CPE hours.
  • Portions devoted to firm administrative, financial and operating matters generally will not qualify.
Other Policies:      
Contact Info:       Vermont Board of Public Accountancy
Office of Professional Regulation
National Life Bldg, North, FL 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone: 802-828-2875
Fax: 802-828-2465
Web address:

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