Check your CPE Day is July 1

Written on Jun 25, 2020

One of CPAs’ rites of summer returns July 1, as The Accountancy Board of Ohio has again designated that date as “Check Your CPE Day.” 


Each year numerous Ohio CPA permits are suspended or revoked because CPAs have not met CPE requirements. Don’t be that person: take 30 minutes on July 1 to review your CPE records. (Doing so on another day is OK, too. But don’t forget!) 

The CPE requirement for most is 120 credits, with a minimum requirement to earn 20 CPE credits per calendar year. The board is no longer waiving the penalty for failing to meet the annual minimum CPE credit requirement. 

CPE Audit Service 

The ABO has partnered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) to offer CPE Audit Service. If you used CPE Tracking in the past, this site is its replacement, and will help licensees track overall compliance with Ohio’s CPE requirements, auto-report courses from major CPE providers and allow users to upload CPE certificates. All Ohio licensees who have a valid email on file with the board should have received an initial registration email in October 2019. If you did not receive this email and would like to register, send an email to ACCBd-Ohio@acc.state.oh.us

All licenses renew every three years, and are required to be maintained per Section 4701.10 of the Ohio Revised Code. Failure to timely renew your license generates fines and other penalties which can far exceed the primary renewal cost. 

If your Ohio CPA license has lapsed, email the Accountancy Board of Ohio to find out how to bring your record current. Call the ABO offices at 614.466.4135 for guidance if you wish to retire your certificate as a final act. If you did not renew your license, you may be suspended!  Check your status via the Ohio e-License Center

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