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Georgia CPE Requirements


Georgia CPE Requirements


BOARD INFORMATION FOR REFERRALS:

Georgia State Board of Accountancy
200 Piedmont Avenue, Suite #1604
West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 463-0365
Fax: (404) 463-5089
Website: www.gsba.georgia.gov

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

Georgia has no state approval on sponsors/programs given however they accept NASBA program but does not require NASBA. The board does requires that CPE meet the statement of standards as set forth by NASBA and the AICPA. Professional Education Services, LP (PES) is registered with NASBA (#103592) on the National Registry of CPE sponsors and has issued credits in the state of Georgia without any problems.

LICENSE RENEWAL INFORMATION:

  • 80 hours of CPE every 2 years.
  • Minimum of 20 hours per year.
  • Minimum of 16 hours total shall be in the area of accounting and auditing.

LICENSE EXPIRATION INFORMATION:

  • Registrants shall register biennially on 12/31 of odd numbered years.

CPE COMPLETION DUE BY:

  • CPE must be completed on or before 12/31 of odd numbered years.

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. Georgia recognizes the same credit measurement.

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

Accounting and auditing; taxation; management services; computer sciences; oral and written communications; mathematics and statistics; economics; business law; functional fields of business (e.g. finance, production, marketing, personnel relations, business management, and organization); specialized industries (e.g., real estate, agriculture, construction and financial institutions); administration of an accounting practice. Areas other than those listed above will be acceptable if the registrant can demonstrate that they contribute to the registrant's professional competence. The responsibility for substantiating that a particular program is acceptable and meets the requirements rests solely upon the registrant.

NASBA FIELD OF STUDY SYNOPSIS: The fields of study specifically listed by the Board can all be equated to a NASBA field of study. Therefore all fields of study noted on PES certificates of completion can be reported on the Georgia CPE renewal form.

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.