NY CPA Renewal Requirements

The state of New York

  • License renewal period every 3 years.
  • If choosing any subject area, 120 hours each renewal period. If choosing one subject area, 72 hours each renewal period. At least 4 hours must be in professional ethics.
  • In each year, a minimum of 40 hours in any of the recognized subject areas or a minimum of 24 hours in one subject area.

Your background

  • Any Subject Areas
    Are you opting to take 40 hours per year in Any recognized subject area?
    Yes   No
  • One Concentrated Subject
    Are you opting to take 24 hours per year in One recognized subject area?
    Yes   No
  • Ethics as Subject
    If opting for CPE concentrated in one subject area, is your subject Ethics?
    Yes   No

Your CPE requirements

(based on "Your Background" above)
Hours Subject
116 General [click here to see what qualifies]

A mix of Any of the following subject areas:

  • Accounting,
  • Auditing,
  • Taxation,
  • Advisory Services,
  • Specialized knowledge and applications related to specialized industries,
  • Ethics.
68 Specific Subject [click here to see what qualifies]

One of the following subject areas:

  • Accounting,
  • Auditing,
  • Taxation,
  • Advisory Services,
  • Specialized knowledge and applications related to specialized industries,
  • Ethics
4 Ethics [click here to see what qualifies]

Ethics includes coursework which will increase the accountants’ knowledge of ethical standards for the profession.

Topics include:
  • introduction to ethic concepts,
  • the psychology of moral development,
  • judgement and values,
  • the sociology of professions,
  • virtue and the role of rules of ethics,
  • public expectations of CPA’s responsibilities,
  • ethical dilemmas.
# Total

Please note

  • CPE courses must be provided by approved sponsors registered with the New York State Board.
  • An hour of continuing education credit is awarded for one contact hour of at least 50 minutes in duration.
  • Courses could fall into more than one of the subject areas (e.g. auditing and specialized industries). A course will be categorized based on its primary focus and predominant subject matter.
  • CPAs shall be exempt from the mandatory continuing education requirement for the triennial (3 year) registration period during which they are first licensed.

Source

New York State Board for Public Accountancy

89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 160
Fax: 518-474-6375
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/cpa/


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