State CPE Licensing Requirements

Washington CPE

Please note: The CPE Information provided in this section relates to CPAs only.
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Accepted:       Yes
Renewal Date:       4/30 triennially
Reporting Period:       1/1 to 12/31 triennially
Required Hours:       120 hours
Ethics Required:       4 hours in board approved ethics and regulations CPE.
Subject Rqmts:       None
Credit Limits:      
  • Non-technical CPE credit is limited to 24 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.
  • Authorship/Publication Requirement - after the first 30 hours, any additional credit will be determined by the Board.
  • For both undergraduate and graduate courses one quarter credit equals 10 CPE credit hours and one semester credit equals 15 CPE credit hours.
  • Practice Review is limited to 32 hours of technical CPE credit each calendar year.
  • Credit for instruction is limited to 72 hours.
  • Half credits are allowed after the first hour.
  • Self-study is allowed full credit if interactive; half credit otherwise.
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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