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North Dakota CPE Requirements


North Dakota CPE Requirements


BOARD INFORMATION FOR REFERRALS:

North Dakota State Board of Accountancy
2701 South Columbia Road
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
Phone: (800) 532-5904
Fax: (701) 775-7430
Website: www.nd.gov/ndsba

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

North Dakota does not pre-approve continuing education programs or sponsors and they DO NOT have sponsorship agreements. They will accept courses from NASBA sponsors. 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 North Dakota without any problems.

LICENSE RENEWAL INFORMATION:

NEW --> LICENSE RENEWAL INFORMATION for THREE YEAR PERIOD BETWEEN 07.01.2019 TO 06.30.2022:

  • For licensees in public accounting the requirement remains the same at 120 hours / 3 years with a minimum of 20 hours each year (this is a rolling 3 year period, meaning that the CPA reports annually on June 30th the CPE earned that year, however they must have completed a total of 120 hours of cpe in the immediate preceding three year period with the minimum of 20 per year)
  • For licensees NOT in public accounting the requirement is increased to be 120 hours / 3 years for the period ending 06.30.2022. The 20 hour minimum requirement will begin 07.01.2021 for these licensees.
  • For all licensees: 6 hours of ethics completed and reported by 06.30.2022 - general ethics courses are acceptable. Any PES GENERAL ethics courses (located at the bottom of the PES ethics page) can fulfill this requirement.

LICENSE EXPIRATION INFORMATION:

  • 7/1 to 6/30 annually.

CPE COMPLETION DUE BY:

  • CPE must be completed and reported by June 30th of each 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. North Dakota recognizes the same credit measurement.

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

Regulations state: "the overriding consideration in determining if a specific program qualifies... is if it is a formal program of learning which contributes directly to a licensee's professional competence, and meet the states specifications."

NASBA FIELD OF STUDY SYNOPSIS: North Dakota does not specific "fields of study"; therefore all the NASBA fields of study noted on PES certificates of completion can be reported for credit in ND.

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.