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Wisconsin CPE Requirements


Wisconsin CPE Requirements


BOARD INFORMATION FOR REFERRALS:

Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board
4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, Wisconsin 53705
Phone: (608) 266-2112
Fax: (608) 267-3816
Website: www.dsps.wi.gov

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

The Board does not have any specific sponsorship approval / registration requirements. They do state that qualifying learning activities include "completing self-study courses developed by vendors". Professional Education Services, LP (PES) is registered with NASBA (#103592) on the National Registry of CPE sponsors and has issued credits in all other states without any problems.

NEW! EFFECTIVE 12/15/2019:LICENSE RENEWAL INFORMATION:

  • 80 hours / 2 years.
  • At least 20 hours must be completed during each 12-month period of the CPE compliance period.
  • Not less that 40 of the total hours must be from formal learning activities. (PLEASE NOTE: self-study courses qualify as formal learning activities).
  • 3 hours of the CPE credit from the formal learning activities shall be in ethics. Any PES general ethics courses will meet this requirement. PLEASE NOTE: if you take a total of 4 hour in ethics (either two 2-hour courses or one 4-hour course), the additional hour can be applied to the overall 80 hour CPE requirement.

LICENSE EXPIRATION INFORMATION:

  • 12/15 odd years - next renewal due 12/15/2021

CPE COMPLETION DUE BY:

  • The CPE compliance period is defined by the Board as the 2-year period immediately preceding the renewal date. Therefore, currently that would be 12/15/2019 to 12/14/2021. (YEAR 1: 12/15/2019 to 12/14/2020 and YEAR 2: 12/15/2020 to 12/14/2021).

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. Wisconsin recognizes the same credit measurement.

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

Not specifically defined by the Board of Accountancy.

NASBA FIELD OF STUDY SYNOPSIS: As there are no defined fields of acceptable study, all of the current NASBA fields of study noted on PES completion certificates should be reportable.

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 08.04.2021.