New York CPE Requirements

License Renewal Date: Triennial

CPE Reporting Period: January 1 - December 31

General Requirements
  • 120 Total CPE Hours
  • 4 NY Ethics CPE Hours (includes: Ethics (Tax), Ethics (Accounting), Ethics (Specialized Knowledge), Ethics (General), Ethics (Auditing), Ethics (Adv. Serv.), Ethics (Attest))
Annual Requirements
  • 40 Annual CPE Hours

New York licensees may choose to earn 120 total CPE hours or 72 hours in a "concentration" of Accounting, Attest, Auditing, Advisory Services, Specialized Knowledge, or Taxation.

Other Requirements
  • In each January 1 - December 31 CPE reporting year (except during the licensee's initial triennial registration period) the licensee may either:

    Complete a minimum of 40 contact hours of acceptable formal continuing education in any of the recognized subject areas, or Complete a minimum of 24 contact hours of acceptable formal continuing education concentrated in one subject area.

    Do you plan to complete the 24 hour concentration?
    If Yes: 72 Total CPE Hours
    • 24 Annual Auditing CPE Hours (If concentration subject area is Auditing)
    • 24 Annual Tax CPE Hours (If concentration subject area is Tax)
    • 24 Annual Accounting CPE Hours (If concentration subject area is Accounting)
    • 24 Annual Attest CPE Hours (If concentration subject area is Attest)
    • 24 Annual Specialized knowledge CPE Hours (If concentration subject area is Specialized knowledge)
    • 24 Annual Advisory services CPE Hours (If concentration subject area is Advisory services)
Initial License:

The mandatory CPE requirements become effective in a licensee's second registration period. CPE is not required during a licensee's initial triennial registration period.