Connecticut CPE Requirements

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

Sponsor Information: The Connecticut Board of Accountancy does not pre-approve CPE sponsors.

Connecticut CPE Requirements

The overriding consideration in determining whether a specific program qualifies as acceptable continuing professional education is that it be a formal program of learning which contributes directly to the professional competence of an individual licensed to practice public accounting under the provisions of Chapter 389 of the General Statutes and these regulations. The following shall qualify as acceptable continuing education programs, provided the standards set forth in these regulations are maintained:

(1) Professional development programs of recognized national and state accounting organizations.
(2) Technical sessions at meetings of recognized national and state accounting organizations and their chapters or other subdivisions.
(3) Courses in subject matters included in subsection (c) of this section, taken at universities or colleges which are accredited by the Regional Accrediting Commission subscribing to the national policies and procedures established by the Federation of Regional Accrediting Commissions of Higher Education, or a university or college of equivalent accreditation as determined by the Board,
(4) Formal organized in-firm educational programs.
(5) Programs of other accounting, industrial or professional organizations which are recognized by the Board.
(6) Formal correspondence or other individual study programs which require registration and provide evidence of satisfactory completion.

Renewal period: Connecticut requires CPE to be completed every fiscal year, July 1st through June 30th, and must be reported to the Board by December 31st of every year. The 2009 CPE fiscal year began July 1, 2008 and ends June 30, 2009. All 2010 CPA License renewals, on-line and paper, are due December 31, 2009.

CPE Requirements: As a condition to license renewal, each applicant shall complete forty (40) hours of continuing professional education, complying with these regulations, during the period from July 1 through June 30, immediately preceding each such December 31, and shall report completion of such continuing education as required by these regulations by such December 31.

Ethics Requirement: 4 hours every three years. Ethics education requirement may be met through any course covering ethical behavior and the understanding of State and National Code of Conduct, Professional Conduct and State Licensing Regulations

Self Study: Self-study programs qualify for CPE. The amount of credit to be allowed for formal self-study programs, is to be recommended by the program sponsor based upon the average completion time under appropriate "field tests". Applicants claiming credit for such formal self-study programs are required to obtain evidence of satisfactory completion of the program from the sponsor. Credit will be allowed in the CPE year in which the program is completed.

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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.


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:



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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