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Alaska CPE Requirements


Alaska CPE Requirements


BOARD INFORMATION FOR REFERRALS:

Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1500
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3567
Phone: (907) 269-4712
Fax: (907) 269-8156
Website: https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofPublicAccountancy.aspx

DO PES COURSES QUALIFY FOR CPE IN THE STATE OF ALASKA? YES!

Alaska does not pre-approve continuing education programs or sponsors and they DO NOT have sponsorship agreements. They will accept courses from NASBA-QAS sponsors. PES is a registered sponsor with NASBA-QAS.

LICENSE RENEWAL INFORMATION:

  • 80 hours of acceptable CPE every 2 years.
  • Minimum of 20 hours per year.
  • Ethics Requirement: 4 hours of ethics CPE every 2 year renewal period. PES course 4510: Ethics and Professional Conduct for Alaska CPAs or any of our general ethics courses can be used to fulfill this requirement.

LICENSE EXPIRATION INFORMATION:

  • Expires every two years on 12/31 - odd years.

CPE COMPLETION DUE BY:

  • CPE must be completed by 12/31 of expiration year.

SELF STUDY CREDIT HOURS:

Credits granted for PES courses are based on the AICPA and NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) statement of standards which grant 1 CPE credit for every 50-minutes of study time. Alaska recognizes the same credit measurement.

MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE SELF STUDY CREDITS: 100%
ACCEPTABLE AREAS OF STUDY:

Alaska state regulation reads: "in order to be approved by the board, a subject must contribute directly to the professional competence of a person licensed to practice as a CPA."

NASBA FIELD OF STUDY SYNOPSIS: Alaska does not specify "fields of study"; therefore all the NASBA fields of study noted on PES certificates of completion should be able to be reported as CPE for license renewal.

If you have any questions regarding your CPE requirements, please call PES at 1-800-990-2731 or your State board. PLEASE NOTE: Since state board regulations are constantly changing, the information contained here is deemed reliable however it is not guaranteed. We encourage you to contact your state board to answer any questions and confirm or clarify any requirements listed here. Information updated 07.13.2021.