South Carolina CPE Requirements

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Pacific Northwest Tax School'sgroup-internet (webinar) and QAS-Self Study programs meet South Carolina Board of Accountancy CPE requirements. Final authority for CPE rests with the South Carolina Board of Accountancy. It is the responsibility of each CPA to verify whether CPE programs and sponsors meet South Carolina Board requirements. A summary of CPE requirements and website link for the Board is provided below.

Sponsor Information: The overriding consideration is that the CPE program be one that is a formal program of learning that contributes directly to the professional competence of a licensee in public practice.

CPE Requirements: Each person to whom the CPE requirement applies shall complete forty (40) hours of acceptable CPE each calendar year as a condition of obtaining a renewal license for the licensing period beginning January 1 of the following year. Not more than twenty (20%) percent (8 hours) of the required hours may be in personal development subjects. Personal development subjects that exceed twenty (20%) percent of the required hours shall not be available for carry-over credit.

Renewal: The renewal fees for licenses and firm registrations are due at the same time, on or before January 31st every two year renewal cycle. Renewal notices are mailed as a courtesy in October/November prior to the renewal. It is the responsibility of each licensee and manager to renew their license/registration each renewal cycle. LLR, effective with the 2009 Renewals, implemented a 2 year renewal cycle.

Ethics: 40-2-35(A) (3) requires a passing score on an examination in professional ethics as approved by the board. Effective November 1, 2006 the required course is “Professional Ethics: The AICPA’s Comprehensive Course” with a passing grade of 90 or above. Anyone requesting licensure by examination must complete the course and attach a copy of the certificate of completion to your application. If you are applying for licensure by reciprocity and your original license was issued less than four years ago, you must take the ethics course. If your original license was issued four or more years ago, you do not have to take the ethics course.

Self-Study: South Carolina requires QAS registration for self-study courses. Pacific Northwest Tax School is an approved by NASBA as a sponsor of QAS programs.  Courses identified as meeing the QAS standared provide qualifying CPE for South Carolina CPAs.

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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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