Certificates expire triennially on 6/30. Licensees must complete 120 hours of CPE in the three-year period ending on December 31 of the year prior to the expiration year, with a minimum of 20 hours per year.
A minimum of 12 hours of the 120-hour requirement must be in accounting or auditing, or both. A minimum of 4 hours of the 120-hour requirement must be in ethics for accountants. The four-hour ethics requirement can be met by taking our Indiana 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 50% of the 120-hour requirement may be met with self-study courses
Yes. Indiana 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 Indiana.
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.
Indiana Board of Accountancy
Indiana Government Center South
402 W. Washington St.
Room W 072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 234-3040