Georgia CPE Requirements

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

Reporting: 12/31 every 2 years.

CPE Requirements: An applicant for renewal of his individual permit to practice as a certified public accountant or registered foreign accountant must have completed 80 hours of acceptable continuing professional education, of which 16 hours shall be in accounting and auditing subjects, during the two-year period immediately preceding each biennial renewal date as a condition for renewal, except as provided under paragraphs (2) and (4) below. A minimum of 20 of the 80 hours shall have been earned in each year.

Qualifying Program Requirements

The overriding consideration in determining whether a specific program qualifies as acceptable continuing education is that it be a formal program of learning which contributes directly to the professional competence of an individual licensed to practice as a certified public accountant or a foreign accountant by this State, and which meets the minimum standards of quality of development and presentation and of measurement and reporting of credits set forth in the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education Programs published by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, or such other educational standards as may be established from time to time by the Board.

Subject Matter: The following general subject matters are acceptable so long as they meet the standards specified above:
(a) Accounting and auditing:
(b) Taxation:
(c) Management Services;
(d) Computer sciences:
(e) Oral and written communications:
(f) Mathematics and statistics:
(g) Economics:
(h) Business law;
(i) Functional fields of business (e.g., finance, production, marketing, personnel
relations, business management, and organization);
(j) Specialized industries (e.g., real estate, agriculture, construction and financial
(k) Administration of an accounting practice.

Self Study: Correspondence and other individual study programs:
1. In determining the amount of credit to be allowed for specific correspondence and individual study programs the Board will determine the equivalency of the program to a comparable seminar or comparable course for credit in an accredited educational institution;
2. Individuals claiming credit for such courses will be required to obtain evidence of satisfactory completion of the course from the program sponsor;
3. Credit will be allowed in the renewal period in which the course 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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