Continuing Professional Education First Reporting Period

Your first CPE reporting period is from the date the Board issues your license to December 31st of the year before your license expires. During this period, you are required to complete 120 CPE credit hours which is limited to 24 hours in non-technical subject areas and including 4 hours in Board approved ethics and regulations applicable to the practice of public accounting in Washington State.

The timing of your license application is up to you. However, the later you submit your license application during the year, the shorter your first CPE reporting period becomes.

For example:

Issue Date Expiration Date First CPE Reporting Period
March 1, 2014 June 30, 2017 34 months 3/1/2014 - 12/31/2016
June 1, 2014 June 30, 2017 31 months 6/1/2014 - 12/31/2016
December 1, 2014 June 30, 2017 25 months 12/1/2014 - 12/31/2016
January 1, 2015 June 30, 2018 36 months 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2017