New Hampshire

New Hampshire CPE Requirements:

Licenses must be renewed triennially by June 30. Renewals periods are based on the first letter of the last name. License renewal requires the completion of 120 hours of CPE in the 3 year period preceding renewal, with a minimum of 20 hours in each year.

Special Requirements/Limitations:

4 of the 120 hours of CPE must be in the area of professional ethics. The four-hour requirement can be met by taking our New Hampshire Ethics course or by taking any 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.

Do AEG courses qualify for credit in New Hampshire?

Yes. New Hampshire does not pre-approve continuing education programs or sponsors and they do not have sponsorship agreements. They will however 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 New Hampshire.

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:

New Hampshire Board of Accountancy
121 S Fruit St
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-2219
Fax: (603) 271-6990
Website: www.oplc.nh.gov/accountancy/index.htm