For example, the Florida Division of Certified Public Accounting regulates CPAs. Florida Licensees are required to complete CPE, but there is no longer a need to report. Florida requires completion of 80 hours of CPE for each re-establishment period. (Continuing Professional Education CPE Guidelines) The 80 hours must include 20 hours of accounting and auditing, 4 hours of a Board approved ethics course, and no more than 20 hours in behavioral subjects. Florida statues do not allow a CPA to obtain ethics credit for ethic courses not approved by the Florida Board of Accountancy even if courses are accepted by other jurisdictions. Here is a list of board Approved Ethics Providers.
All self-study continuing education courses qualifying for accounting, auditing or technical business credit must be taken from sponsors approved by NASBA’s Quality Assurance Service (QAS) program. Self-study providers offering behavioral credit only will not be required to register with the QAS program. Sponsors that are approved QAS providers can be found on NASBA’s web site at http://www.nasba.org/ or by contacting NASBA at 615.880.4200.
There are states that do not require QAS for self-study. There is also a NASBA certification called the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. You can link to your state board’s website through NASBA.
I just came across your site and wanted to ask you if I could get listed as a free CPE provider? I processed about 70,000 free CPE courses in 2012. My site is www.cpaacademy.org.
Scott Zarret, CPA
Hi,I am a mom of three children taking a break from working…however; I want to keep my CPA licensed. I had stumbled upon the free CPE as I am a PWC alum. Since then I have been taking the online courses and getting my CPE free and conveniently….love it! I surfed to find out if someone had pulled it all together…I figured that there must be others who knew about this opportunity….I found your site! Its amazing that we can get this……versus the high cost (and inconvenience of going) to the classes.Thank you!