Pennsylvania CPE Requirements

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The Pennsylvania Board of Public Accountancy requires CPAs obtain CPE from a Board-approved sponsor. CPE sponsors who are approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) are automatically approved by the Board. Pacific Northwest Tax Service is an approved NASBA sponsor, therefore our programs are automatically approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Accountancy.

Final authority for CPE rests with the Pennsylvania Board of Accountancy. It is the responsibility of each CPA to verify whether CPE programs and sponsors meet Pennsylvania Board requirements. A summary of CPE requirements and a link to the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy website is provided below.

Reporting Period: The reporting period for licensees shall be January 1 of even-numbered years to December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Renewal Period: Licenses expireDecember 31st of every odd numbered year.

CPE Requirements: To renew a license, an applicant shall complete, during the preceding biennial period, 80 credit hours of continuing education. The 80 credit hours shall include at least 16 credit hours of accounting and auditing subjects and 8 credit hours of tax subjects. A minimum of 20 credit hours shall be taken each year.

The minimum measurement of continuing education credit is a whole credit hour. The following subject areas are acceptable for continuing education:

  • Accounting and auditing.
  • Advisory services.
  • Management.
  • Professional skills development.
  • Specialized knowledge and applications.
  • Taxation.

Qualifying Education: Qualifying education must:

  • Be a program of learning which contributes directly to the maintenance of professional competence of a certified public accountant or public accountant.
  • Be at least 1 credit hour in length.
  • Be conducted by a qualified instructor or discussion leader, and
  • Offer subject matter enumerated in (relating to continuing education subject matter).

Self-Study: Credit for self-study programs is allowed.

  • Noninteractive individual study programs shall be given credit based upon 1/2 the average completion time calculated by the sponsor. The Board will make a final determination based upon the recommendation of the program sponsor.
  • Interactive individual study programs will be given 1 credit hour of continuing education credit for each 50 minutes of participation.

Pacific Northwest Tax School offers the following interactive self-study CPE programs which qualify for 100% CPE credit:

  • All self-paced online programs,
  • Correspondence Basic Tax Course.

With the exception of the Basic Tax Course, all other correspondence CPE programs are non-interactive and qualify for 50% CPE credit.

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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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