License Renewal: January 1st – December 31st every three years, based on date of issuance and birth month.

Reporting Period:

CPE Documentation: Hours may be submitted and licenses may be renewed at NYS Public Accountancy.

Credit Limitations:

  • Instruction AND Publishing: Counts for 50% of total hours.

Credit Calculations: Measured on a 50 minute hour. Fractional hours are rounded down to nearest whole credit.

  • Instruction: Credit granted for the time spent teaching the program and twice the amount of preparation time for the program.

Hour Requirements: 120 credits every 3 years

  • Ethics Requirement: 4 hours every 3 years after a licensee’s second registration period. Courses must be approved by the New York board of Accountancy.
  • 40 hours minimum in any recognized subject area or minimum of 24 hours in one subject area.
  • For choosing one subject area: 72 hours each renewal period. Subject areas listed below:
    • Accounting
    • Advisory Services
    • Attest
    • Auditing
    • Specialized Knowledge
    • Taxation