Licenses expire annually on June 30. For renewal licensees must complete within the 3 calendar year period preceding the year of renewal 120 CPE hours, with a minimum of 20 hours per year. (The Board “recommends” however that 40 hours of CPE be secured annually.)
A minimum of 4 hours of professional ethics must be completed each three year renewal period. This four-hour requirement can be met by taking our West Virginia 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.
Yes. The Board has adopted the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs promulgated jointly by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. As a member of NASBA’s Registry and QAS sponsor approval programs, our courses meet these Standards and are accepted for credit in West Virginia.
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.
West Virginia Board of Accountancy
405 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301