New York State Board for Public Accountancy
State Education Department
Division of Professional Licensing - CPA Unit
89 Washington Avenue
2nd Floor, East Mezzanine
Albany, NY 12234-1000
Phone: (518) 474-3817 ext 160
Fax: (518) 474-6375
Acceptable continuing education activities include:
· Taking a CPE course from a New York State registered CPE provider.
· Taking a CPE course from a NASBA registered CPE provider.
· Taking a CPE course from a CPE provider registered by the State Board of Accountancy in the state in which the course is taken.
For the Ethics requirement, the course must be from a New York State registered CPE ethics provider. (Which PES is).
Our New York Board of Accountancy program sponsor approval for PES is #001043. In addition to the state sponsorship agreement, 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 New York without any problems.
All of our other courses (in other subject areas) are acceptable under our NASBA sponsor registration #103592.
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. New York recognizes the same credit measurement.
7 Acceptable areas of study are defined by the Board of accountancy: Accounting, Auditing, Attestation, Taxation, Advisory Services, Specialized Knowledge and Applications related to specialized industries, and Professional Ethics.
Per the BOA website (dated 08.2017): In 2010, NY State provided NASBA the cross walk of subject areas, based on NASBA's CPE tracking system that has more fields of study than NY. The list below provides a breakdown of those NY vs. NASBA subject areas.
To complete 24 hours of concentrated work the following courses can be used towards those concentrations. PLEASE NOTE: some of our courses are split (e.g. 12 hours Accounting and 12 hours Auditing) - you can still use those courses towards your concentration - however only the hours that are designated specifically towards that concentration will count towards it.
This requirement can be somewhat confusing. It is explained below however additional questions can be directed to the New York State Board for Public Accountancy at: (518) 474-3817.
Below is a listing of what the CPA may take in order to fulfill their ethics requirement:
Currently PES has a "foundations" ethics course available 4250: Ethics and Professional Conduct for New York CPAs: Foundation Course and a "taxation" ethics course 4550: Ethics and Professional Conduct for New York CPAs: Taxation Course.
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 3.29.2023