Indiana CPE Requirements

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

Summary of Indiana CPE Requirements

CPE Sponsor Requirements: The Indiana Board of Accountancy does not pre-approve CPE course sponsors. All noncredit courses taken by public accountants and accounting practitioners from noneducational organizations (those not accredited by one (1) of the six (6) regional accrediting associations listed in 872 IAC 1-1-6.3) shall be given credit as follows:

(1) Coaching courses taken for the purpose of passing the CPA examination, ten (10) hours.
(2) Coaching courses taken for the purpose of passing the enrolled agent's examination, ten (10) hours.
This section applies only to public accountants and accounting practitioners.
For a course to qualify and be included in the CPE minimum hour requirement, it must be:
(1) formally organized;
(2) primarily instructional; and
(3) designed to directly enhance the certificate holder's knowledge and skill in providing services in the practice of public accountancy.

The following are required for CPE courses to be eligible:
(1) The course sponsor must:
(A) be qualified in the subject matter; and
(B) use activities, materials, and delivery systems that are:
(i) current;
(ii) technically accurate; and
(iii) effectively designed.
(2) Sponsored courses and materials must be prepared, presented, and updated timely. Learning activities must be developed by individuals or teams having expertise in the subject matter. Expertise may be demonstrated through practical experience or education.
(3) The course materials must be periodically reviewed by the CPE course sponsor to assure that they are accurate and consistent with currently accepted standards relating to the program's subject matter.

CPE Hours Required: 120 hours for each 3-year renewal period. A minimum of ten percent (10%) of the required minimum hours in a reporting period shall be in accounting or auditing, or both.

Ethics CPE is required: Starting with the reporting period beginning on January 1, 2009, a minimum of four (4) hours in the reporting period shall be in ethics for accountants.

Reporting Period: 12/31 triennially

Self Study: (a) Self-study courses shall be acceptable, provided the following:
(1) The subject matter is acceptable under section 4 of this rule.
(2) A certificate of satisfactory completion is awarded no later than the end of the reporting period. The time to be included is the CPE course rating.
(3) Total time of self-study as allowed under this section is limited to fifty percent (50%) of the total minimum requirement for the reporting period.
(b) Internet-based study that is not identified as a group program shall be presumed to be self-study.

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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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