CPE for CPAs licensed in Pennsylvania

New ethics requirement for PA CPAs

For license renewal periods ending December 31, 2013 and later, CPAs must complete 4 hours of professional ethics as a part of the 80 hour requirement.

Regulations require CPAs in PA to limit self-study CPE

No more than 40 hours per reporting period, in other words no more than 50% of CPE can be self-study.

All FunCPE courses are currently self-study courses.

CPE subject areas accepted

  • Accounting and attest
  • Advisory services
  • Management
  • Professional skills development
  • Specialized knowledge and applications
  • Taxation
  • Professional ethics

Complete rules are available online:

Recap from the Rules and Regulations:

To renew a license, 80 hours of CPE must be completed in the preceding biennial period,

  • 20 hour minimum each year 
  • 16 hour minimum in accounting and attest subjects,
  • 8 hour minimum in tax subjects and
  • 4 hours in professional ethics as part of the overall total
  • No more than 40 hours can be self-study.