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CPE for CPAs licensed in Ohio

Effective 2008, The Accountancy Board of Ohio no longer registers CPE sponsors located outside of Ohio.

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

FunCPE has been a registered Ohio CPE provider for many years and effective 2008, we received a letter notifying us that Ohio is no longer requiring registration of sponsors outside of Ohio.

Since FunCPE is located in Texas, we are no longer required to register as an Ohio CPE sponsor.

The exact text of the letter received from the Accountancy Board of Ohio is as follows:

"The Accountancy Board of Ohio no longer registers providers of continuing education located outside Ohio.

We do accept credit from sponsors that are not registered if an Ohio CPA can show that the program taken from the unregistered sponsor contributed to his or her professional competence."


The following excerpt is reprinted from the Accountancy Board of Ohio CPA Continuing Education rules. More information is available at the Board's website:

 

Requirements for Continuing Education Program Acceptance
Rule 4701-15-05 of the Ohio Administrative Code

(A) The board will accept a continuing education program if the program meets the requirements of rule 4701-15-04 of the Administrative Code and the Ohio permit holder retains appropriate supporting documentation.

(B) Formal programs requiring attendance should qualify if:

(1) An outline is prepared and preserved by the program sponsor.

(2) The program is at least fifty minutes in length.

(3) The program is conducted by a qualified instructor, discussion leader or lecturer.

(4) A record of registration or attendance is maintained by the program sponsor.

(C) The following are deemed to qualify provided the requirements in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule are met:

(1) Professional development programs of the " American Institute of CPAs ," the " National Society of Accountants ," and state accounting societies and their chapters.

(2) Technical sessions at meetings of the " American Institute of CPAs ," the " National Society of Accountants ," and state accounting societies and their chapters.

(3) University or college courses.

(4) Formal organized public accounting firm educational programs.

(5) Continuing education providers that are approved by an accountancy board of another state, territory, or political subdivision of the United States. (Note: FunCPE is a registered CPE provider for CPAs licensed in NY, PA and TX).

(6) Continuing education providers that are approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy .

(7) Continuing education providers registered under the provisions of rule 4701-15-10 of the Administrative Code .

(8) Continuing education programs taken from other providers for which the Ohio permit holder has supporting documentation.

(D) The board may require either sponsors of continuing education programs or Ohio permit holders to furnish proof of attendance or completion of a continuing education program, course material, or any other information the board deems essential for verification purposes.

(E) Valid continuing education credit earned under the laws of another state, territory, or political subdivision of the United States may be used toward fulfillment of the Ohio continuing education requirements.

(F) The right is specifically reserved to the board to disapprove credit claimed for any continuing education program that does not meet the requirements of this rule.

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