Licensees must renew biennially on September 30. Renewal requires the completion of 120 hours of CPE continuing professional education during the three year period ending every December 31, with a minimum of 20 hours of continuing professional education each calendar year.
Two of the required twenty hours per year must be in the area of ethics. The two-hour requirement can be met by taking our Missouri Ethics course or by taking any of our hour-appropriate general ethics courses. Follow the ethics link on our homepage to access the courses.
All required CPE can be acquired through self-study.
Yes. Missouri does not pre-approve continuing education programs or sponsors and they do not have sponsorship agreements however CPE programs must meet the minimum standards of quality of development, presentation, measurement, and reporting of credits set forth in the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education Programs jointly approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) or such other standards acceptable to the board. As members of NASBA’s Registry and QAS programs, our courses are accepted for credit in Missouri.
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.
Missouri State Board of Accountancy
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 613
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0613
Phone: (573) 751-0012
Fax: (573) 751-0890