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CPE for CPAs licensed in Alabama

Regulations require CPAs in AL to report self study CPE at 50% of completion time.


FunCPE courses provide CPE credit at the 100% rate, therefore you should report only one-half the CPE hours shown on your certificate.


Alabama CPAs can take CPE courses from sponsors outside of Alabama for CPE credit.

In most states, the term "interactive CPE course" uses the definition from the jointly issued AICPA/NASBA course development guidelines. Our courses do meet this definition of interactive.

The Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy defines "interactive CPE course" as:

"Formal internet-based education programs that provide for interaction with the instructors."

FunCPE courses are considered "Internet based non-interactive self study" according to the Alabama State Board definition, so students receive CPE credit at the 50% rate.

The following excerpt is reprinted from the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy CPA Continuing Education rules. More information is available online: http://www.asbpa.alabama.gov/rules-change5.htm

Programs which qualify

(1) The overriding consideration in determining whether a specific program qualifies as acceptable continuing professional education CPE is that it be a formal program of learning which contributes directly to the professional competence of a person who is required by Section 30 X 5 .01 to meet the Board’s CPE requirements.

It is left up to each individual to determine the course of study to be pursued, provided that the course of study meets all applicable CPE requirements. For example, the individual in public practice may study accounting and auditing, tax, or other topics concerning their practice; individuals in government may study government related topics; and individuals in business or industry may study topics related directly to their specific business or industry.

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(3) Subject to condition that the subject matter meets the definition in Rule 30 X 5 .04(l), the following programs also qualify for credit:

(a) Formal correspondence or other individual study programs (including internet based non interactive programs).

  • Permit holders claiming credit for such courses will be required to obtain evidence of satisfactory completion of the course from the sponsor.
  • Credit will be allowed in the renewal period in which the course is completed.
  • The Board will not approve any program of learning that does not offer sufficient evidence that the work has actually been accomplished.
  • The amount of credit to be allowed in each case shall be determined by the Board.
  • No more than one half of the total required hours will be allowed for individual self study programs.

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