All licenses expire on December 31 of odd-numbered years regardless of when first issued, except new licenses issued within 90 days of the expiration date will be issued to the next biennium. License renewal requires the completion of no less than 80 hours of CPE by December 31 of odd-numbered years with a minimum of 20 hours per year.
There are no restrictions on the number of formal self-study CPE credits claimed in the renewal period.
At least 4 hours of the minimum 80 hours of required continuing education must cover ethics. This four-hour requirement can be met by taking our Alaska Ethics course. Follow the ethics link on our homepage to access the course.
Yes. Alaska does not pre-approve continuing education programs or sponsors and they do not have sponsorship agreements. They will accept courses from members of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Registry and QAS sponsor approval programs. As members of both programs, our courses are accepted for credit in Alaska.
As a member of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Registry and QAS sponsor approval programs, we are required to conform to the measurement standards contained in the Statement on Standards of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs developed jointly by NASBA and the AICPA. Under these Standards our credits are based upon 1 CPE credit for every 50-minutes of study time, as determined by the average test results of CPAs pre-testing the material prior to publication.
Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy
Department of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Division of Occupational Licensing
PO Box 110806
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806
Phone: (907) 465-3811