Rhode Island

Rhode Island CPE Requirements:

Licensees register triennially on June 30, based upon the first letter in their last name. As a condition to renewal, a licensee must complete 120 hours of CPE during the precedeing three year period ending on the December 31 prior to the June 30 renewal.

Special Requirements/Limitations:

Not more than 24 of the 120 hours can be in practice or personal development and management skills. A licensee must take at least 6 of the 120 hours in professional ethics. The six-hour ethics requirement can be met by taking our Rhode Island Ethics course or by taking any of our hour-appropriate general ethics courses. Follow the ethics link on our homepage to access our ethics courses.

Interactive self-study courses are limited to 80 of the required 120 hours.

Do AEG courses qualify for credit in Rhode Island?

Yes. The Board specifically endorses 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 Rhode Island.

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:

Rhode Island Board of Accountancy
1511 Pontiac Ave, 68-2 
Cranston, RI 02920 
Phone: (401) 462-9550
Fax: (401) 462-9532
Website: https://dbr.ri.gov/divisions/accountancy/