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Connecticut CPE Requirements


Connecticut CPE Requirements


BOARD INFORMATION FOR REFERRALS:

Connecticut State Board of Accountancy
450 Columbus Blvd. Ste 901
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
Toll Free: (800) 842-2649
Phone: (860) 713-6000
Website: https://portal.ct.gov/DCP/Occupational-and-Professional-Division/Occupational-Boards/State-Board-of-Accountancy

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

Connecticut does not pre-approve continuing education programs or sponsors however, they will accept courses from NASBA sponsors. PES is a registered sponsor with NASBA and has issued credits in the state of Connecticut without any problems.

LICENSE RENEWAL INFORMATION:

  • 40 hours of CPE per year.
  • 4 hours of ethics is required every three years. PES has a specific CT ethics course that will qualify for this requirement: 4605: Ethics and Professional Conduct for Connecticut CPAs. PES general ethics courses also will meet this requirement.
  • 8 hours in the subject area of attest or compilation services for licensees who perform or supervise attest or compilation services and who sign or authorize another to sign reports on financial statements. If you have a question, you should contact the Board for clarification on a specific course topic/title.

LICENSE EXPIRATION INFORMATION:

  • Registrants shall register annually by 12/31.

CPE COMPLETION DUE BY:

  • CPE period 7/01 to 6/30 and reported by 12/31 of license expiration date.

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.

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

Regulations state: "the responsibility for substantiating that a particular program is acceptable and meets the requirements rests soley upon the applicant."

Areas include: Accounting and Auditing; Taxation; Management Science; Computer Science; Communication Arts; Mathematics, Statistics, Probability and Quantitative Applications in Business; Economics; Business Law; Functional Fields of Business including Finance, Production, Marketing, Personnel Relations, and Business Management and Organization; Behavioral Science; Social Environment of Business; Specialized Areas of Industry; Management of an Accounting Practice including for example Engagement Letters, Fee Structures, Personnel, etc. Areas other than those listed above may be deemed acceptable if the applicant can demonstrate to the board that they contribute to their professional competence.

NASBA FIELD OF STUDY SYNOPSIS: The NASBA Fields of Study can be equated to a field of study listed in the CT Board rules and regulations; therefore, all codes on PES certificates of completion should be able to be reported for CT CPE.

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.