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License Renewal: Renewal is based on the month and year of birth. Cost is $120.

CPE Reporting Cycle Period: Total of 80 hours are required to be completed every 2 years (minimum of 20 hours per year)

CPE Documentation: Licenses may be renewed at The California Board of Accountancy.

Technical Subject Areas

  • Auditing and Accounting
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Consulting
  • Fraud
  • Financial Planning
  • Ethics
  • Regulatory Review
  • Taxation
  • Specialized industry/government practices

*12 of the required 20 hours per year must be completed in various technical subject areas listed above.

Non-Technical Subject Areas

  • Communication Skills
  • Word Processing
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Motivational Techniques
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Office Management
  • Practice Management
  • Personnel Management


*Only 50% of credit can be earned in non-technical subject areas.

Other Requirements

  • A licensee is required to complete 24 hours of CE in A&A if licensee conducts financial or compliance audits of a governmental agency.
  • In order to renew a license, a licensee must complete a total of 4 hours in ethics education.
  • If licensee is engaged in performing governmental auditing, the licensee is required to complete 24 hours of Yellow book per cycle.