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License Renewal: December 31st on an annual basis

Reporting Period: January 1st to December 31st on a triennial basis

CPE Documentation: CPE hour submission and license renewals can take place at The State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana.


Credit Limitations:

  • Instruction: The maximum credit for instructors is capped at 50% and is only permitted for first presentations, devoid of any substantial modifications.
  • Personal Development: CPE credit is limited to 25% of the total required hours.
  • Published Materials: Articles and books must be published and limited to 25% of total hours.
  • Self-Study: Self-study credit must be interactive in order to be accepted.


Credit Calculation:

  • College/University Courses:
    • 1 semester hour = 15 CPE credits
    • 1 quarter hour = 10 CPE credits
    • 1 Audit hour = 1 CPE credit
  • Instruction:
    • Presentation + Preparation = Credit
    • Preparation is limited to two times Presentation
  • Partial Credit: CPE credit is granted in strictly whole hours only.



Hours Requirements: 120 hours on a triennial basis, 2 hours of Professional Ethics + review of the State Board’s Rules of Professional Conduct (Ethics Requirement)