Illinois CPE Requirements:

Every Illinois license expires triennially on September 30. Licensees must complete 120 hours of CPE in the three-year period ending on the triennial expiration date.

Special Requirements/Limitations:

Of the 120 hours, not less than 4 hours shall be on courses covering the subject of professional ethics. The four-hour ethics requirement can be met by taking our Illinois Ethics course or by taking any of our hour-appropriate general ethics courses. Follow the ethics link on our homepage to access these courses.

Not more than 80 of the 120-hour requirement may be met with interactive self-study courses. This maximum is reduced to 60 of the 120-hour requirement if the self-study courses are not interactive. AEG courses are considered interactive under Board rules.

Do AEG courses qualify for credit in Illinois?

Yes. An individual or entity that is a member in good standing of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s National Registry of Continuing Professional Education Sponsors is deemed an approved program sponsor and is not required to submit an application for approval to the Board. As a member of NASBA’s Registry sponsor approval program, our courses are accepted for credit in Illinois.

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:

Department of Professional Regulation
Public Accountancy Section
320 W. Washington St., 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone 217-785-0800
Fax: (217) 782-7645