State CPA CPE Licensing Requirements

Washington CPA CPE

Please note: The CPE Information provided in this section relates to CPAs only.
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Accepted: MasterCPE is a member of NASBA and our courses are accepted by the WA State Board.
Renewal Date: 4/30 triennially
Reporting Period: 1/1 to 12/31 triennially
Required Hours: 120 hours. A CPA must complete a minimum of 20 hours of CPE in each year of the three-year reporting cycle.
Ethics Required: 4 hours in board approved ethics and regulations CPE.
Subject Rqmts: None
Credit Limits:
  • Non-technical CPE credit is limited to 60 CPE hours per 3-year period. Non-technical subjects are: Communication skills; Interpersonal management skills; Leadership and personal development skills; Client and public relations; Practice development; Motivational and behavioral courses; and Speed reading and memory building.
  • No more than 60 hours of CPE credit in the aggregate will be allowed an any three-year CPE reporting period for: First time instructor/developer of a CPE course or college/university course; Authorship of published articles, books, and other publications relevant to maintaining or improving professional competence; or Service on the Board, Board committees, or peer review committees.
  • For both undergraduate and graduate courses one quarter credit equals 10 CPE credit hours and one semester credit equals 15 CPE credit hours.
  • The total number of nano learning credits allowed in any three-year CPE reporting period is 12 hours.
Other Policies:
Contact Info: Washington State Board of Accountancy
PO Box 9131
Olympia, WA 98507-9131
Phone: 360-753-2585
Fax: 360-664-9190
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