AICPA CPE Requirements


AICPA CPE Requirements Overview

Total Credits: 120 hours every 3 years

Minimum Hours per Year: No minimum required.

Deadline to Complete CPE Courses: December 31st every 3 years.

Deadline to Renew Membership: July 31st annually

Carry Over Credit: Not allowed.

AICPA CPE Requirements

What are the AICPA CPE Requirements?

AICPA CPAs must complete 120 hours of CPE every 3 years.

How many credits can AICPA CPAs complete via Self Study courses?

AICPA CPAs can complete all 120 credits via Self Study courses.
Please note: All requirements may not be available on FurtherEd.

Can AICPA CPAs carry over credits from one cycle to the next?

No, AICPA CPAs cannot carry over credits from one reporting cycle to the next.

What is the minimum number of hours an AICPA CPA must complete each year?

AICPA does not require CPAs to complete a minimum number of hours each year, so long as the CPA completes the full 120-hour requirement.

Does AICPA allow Nano Learning or Blended Learning courses?

Yes! AICPA allows courses completed via Nano Learning or Blended Learning to count towards the AICPA CPE requirement.
Note: FurtherEd does not offer Nano Learning or Blended Learning courses.

AICPA CPE Requirements - Compliance

What is the deadline for AICPA CPAs to complete their CPE credits?

AICPA CPAs must complete their CPE requirement by December 31st every three years. AICPA allows a two-month grace period after the reporting cycle ends to complete any remaining hours needed.

What is the deadline for AICPA CPAs to renew their membership

AICPA CPAs must renew their AICPA membership by July 31st annually.

Additional CPE Resources for AICPA CPAs

AICPA Member Service Center

P: 888.777.7077
F: 800.362.5066

AICPA Rules and Regulations

The AICPA Rule and Regulations can be found here.

NASBA Approved QAS Self-Study CPE Sponsor: #109287

FurtherEd is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: