Colorado CPE Requirements

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Pacific Northwest Tax School programs meet Colorado Board of Accountancy CPE requirements. Final authority for CPE rests with the Colorado Board of Accountancy. It is the responsibility of each CPA to verify whether CPE programs and sponsors meet Colorado Board requirements. A summary of CPE requirements and website link for the Board is provided below.

Sponsor Information: The Colorado State Board of Accountancy DOES NOT ISSUE SPONSOR AGREEMENTS to CPE providers. As of January 1, 2004, the Colorado State Board has adopted the NASBA/AICPA CPE Standards. Colorado does not pre-approve courses or providers. If both the licensee and the CPE provider comply with the NASBA/AICPA CPE Standards, the continuing education will be accepted as meeting the CE requirements for the Colorado State Board.

Reporting Period: 12/31

CPE Requirements: Eighty hours within the two-year reporting period. At least 32 hours need to be in Code A subjects and the other 48 can be in Code B. Two hours of the 32 hours in Code A must be in ethics or CR&R.

What qualifies as a Code A course?

  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Management Consulting Services
  • Taxation
  • Specialized Industry Accounting
  • Accounting Related Computer Sciences
  • Financial Planning
  • Ethics
  • CR&R

CPAs may participate in a variety of sponsored learning activities, such as workshops, seminars and conferences, self-study courses, Internet-based programs, and independent study. While CPE program sponsors determine credits, CPAs should claim credit only for activities through which they maintained or improved their professional competence. CPAs who participate in only part of a program should claim CPE credit only for the portion they attended or completed.

Ethics Requirement: 2 hours of the required 32 hours in Code A subjects must be in ethics or Colorado Rules and Regulations (CR&R) every 2 years.

Self Study: To guide participants through a learning process, CPE program sponsors of self-study programs must elicit participant responses to test for understanding of the material, offer evaluative feedback to incorrect responses, and provide reinforcement feedback to correct responses. To provide evidence of satisfactory completion of the course, CPE program sponsors of self-study programs must require participants to successfully complete a final examination with a minimum passing grade of at least 70 percent before issuing CPE credit for the course. Examinations may contain questions of varying format, (for example, multiple-choice, essay and simulations.) If objective type questions are used, at least five questions per CPE credit must be included on the final examination. For example, the final examination for a five-credit course must include at least 25 questions.

All Pacific Northwest Tax School self-paced online CPE programs meet Colorado requirements for self-study programs. Our correspondence Basic Tax Course also meets Colorado requirements for self-study programs.

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IRS Approved

IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider

Notice to Members of the National Association of Enrolled Agents: NAEA requires its members to obtain 30 hours of CPE each year. NAEA further requires the CPE be in compliance with IRS guidelines. As an IRS approved sponsor of CPE, our programs meet CPE standards set forth by NAEA.

NASBA

Approved National Registry of CPE Sponsor

NASBA Sponsor #109290


Pacific Northwest Tax School is registered with the National Association of the 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 addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:  www.nasbaregistry.org

California

California

Pacific Northwest Tax School's courses fulfill continuing education requirements for California CPAs and IRS EAs.

Notice to California CRTPs: We are not currently offering CTEC-approved courses due to recent changes in CTEC's requirements.
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OR Board of Tax Practitioners

Pacific Northwest Tax School is a licensed vocational school regulated by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Our CPE programs are approved by the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners.

TX State Board of Public Accountancy

Texas Sponsor #009794

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy requires CPAs obtain CPE from a Board-approved sponsor. Pacific Northwest Tax School has registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE programs.

NY State Board of Public Accountancy

Sponsor License #002479

The New York State Board for Public Accountancy requires CPAs obtain CPE from a Board-approved sponsor. Pacific Northwest Tax School has registered with the New York State Board for Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor.

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