Check your CPE Day is July 1

Written on Jun 28, 2019

The Accountancy Board of Ohio has designated July 1 as “Check Your CPE Day” for Ohio CPAs.

Each year numerous Ohio CPA permits are suspended or revoked because CPAs have not met CPE requirements. To change that, the ABO is asking all Ohio CPAs to take 30 minutes on July 1 to review their CPE records. (Doing so on another day is fine, too.)

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 website coming soon

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 will receive an email when the site goes live.

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, please contact 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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