All licenses expire biennially on December 31 of each odd-numbered year. Applicants for renewal must complete at least 80 hours of CPE within the two year period ending on December 31 of each odd-numbered year.
4 of the 80 hours of CPE must be in ethics. The 4 hour ethics requirement can be met by taking our Hawaii Ethics course or by taking any one of our hour-appropriate general ethics courses. Follow the ethics link on our homepage to access these courses.
All required CPE can be acquired through self-study.
Yes. The Board specifies that courses offered by members of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy's (NASBA) National Registry automatically qualify for credit in Hawaii. As a member of NASBA’s Registry and QAS sponsor approval programs, our courses are accepted for credit in Hawaii.
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.
Hawaii Board of Public Accountancy
DCCA, PVL Licensing Branch
1010 Richards St.
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: (808) 586-3000
Fax: (808) 586-2874