Florida

Florida CPE Requirements:

Licenses expire biennially on December 31st. License renewal requires the completion of 80 hours of CPE by 6/30 of the license expiration year.

Special Requirements/Limitations:

The 80-hour requirement must include at least 20 hours in accounting/auditing, and no more than 20 hours in behavioral subjects and at least four hours in ethics. The four-hour ethics requirement can be met by taking our Florida Ethics course. Follow the ethics link on our homepage to access the course.

Any licensee who is involved in governmental audits is required to take 24 hours of governmental CPE and must comply with the CPE requirements imposed by Government Auditing Standards.

Licensees who do not meet the requirements by June 30th will be granted an automatic extension until September 15th provided the licensee submits an additional 8 hours in Accounting and Auditing subjects. An automatic extension will be granted until December 31st provided the licensee submits an additional 16 hours in Accounting and Auditing subjects.

There are no restrictions on the number of formal self-study CPE credits claimed in the renewal period.

Do AEG courses qualify for credit in Florida?

Yes. All accounting and/or auditing and technical business self-study courses (but not behavioral) must be approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Quality Assurance Service (QAS) program. As a member of NASBA’s Registry and QAS sponsor approval programs, our courses are accepted for credit in Florida.

How are our recommended CPE hours determined?

As a member of the 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.

Board contact information:

Florida Board Of Accountancy
240 NW 76th Drive, Suite A
Gainesville, Florida 32607
Phone: (850) 487-1395
Fax: (352) 333-2508
Website: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/cpa/index.html