Virginia CPE Requirements

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

Sponsor Information: The Board no longer requires CPE providers (Sponsors) to obtain Board approval to conduct CPE classes in Virginia. Sponsors may choose to contact the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy to receive the guidelines for designing CPE classes or to register as a NASBA approved CPE sponsor but the Board does not require this. Except for the annual Ethics CPE requirement, which became effective in late 2003, CPAs licensed in Virginia determine the CPE courses they will take. They must receive a certificate that clearly shows the name of the course provider, title and description of course, date(s) of the program and number of CPE credits awarded. NOTE: The fact that the Board does not require Sponsors to register does not appear in the Board’s regulations. Standards for establishing a CPE training course may be found on the NASBA and AICPA websites, (see link "Related Sites" under CPA Support Services) and there is no requirement to register as a sponsor with either organization.

Reporting period: 1/31

CPE Requirements: CPAs providing or offering to provide services to the public — 120 hours every three years, 20 hours per year minimum.

Ethics Requirement: All Virginia CPAs, including those in industry, must take two CPE credits in ethics each year. However, this is NOT an "Ethics 101" course. The BOA will issue an outline each year with important guidelines that each ethics course must follow in order to fulfill the BOA requirement. The ethics requirement may be split into two separate 50-minute sessions. Pacific Northwest Tax School does not currently offer an Ethics course specific to Virginia and should not be taken by VA CPAs wishing to fullfil VA ethics CPE requirments.

Self-Study: CPE credits for successful completion of a self-study course shall be established by the sponsor according to the type of CPE self-study program and pre-tests to determine average completion time. Interactive self-study programs shall receive CPE credit equal to the average completion time. Noninteractive self-study programs shall receive CPE credit equal to one-half of the average completion time.

All Pacific Northwest Tax School self-paced online CPE programs are interactive and qualify for full CPE credit in Virginia. Our Correspondence Basic Tax Course is also interactive and meets Virginia Board of Accountancy standards for full CPE credit. Other CPE correspondence courses are considered to be non-interactive and should be awarded 50% 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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