District of Columbia
Licensees must renew their permits biennially on December 31 of even numbered years. An applicant seeking biennial renewal of a permit to practice must complete no less than 80 hours CPE during the two year period preceding the date the license expires, with a minimum of 40 hours per year.
A minimum of 4 hours of professional ethics must be completed in each reporting period. This four-hour requirement can be met by taking any of our hour-appropriate general ethics courses. Follow the ethics link on our homepage to access these courses.
There are no restrictions on the number of formal self-study CPE credits claimed in the renewal period.
Yes. The D.C. Board accepts 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 D.C.
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.
District of Columbia Board of Accountancy
Department for Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Occupation & Professional Licensing Regulations
1100 4th St SW, Fifth Floor, E500
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (866) 270-9817
Fax: (202) 403-3446