Each year, approximately 20 percent of renewing Ohio permit holders are randomly selected to verify their continuing professional education (CPE). Those selected for CPE verification must provide documentation of completion of 120 credits earned during the prior three-year reporting period. Those who are in their initial licensing period need only verify 40 CPE credits for the two-year reporting period.
Selected for CPE verification? You need to submit a Continuing Professional Education Report form along with completion certificates/proof of completion documentation.
A complete CPE verification submission includes:
A completed Continuing Professional Education Report form AND
~ OR ~
What is NOT acceptable documentation of CPE completion? (This list is not all-inclusive)
NOTE: Persons selected for CPE verification who cannot verify 120 credits are required to complete additional verified credits, and pay the late filing fee specified in ORC 4701.10(D), calculated as of the date the 120th credit was earned. Those who cannot verify 120 credits, who are materially deficient, or who fail to pay associated late fees face a disciplinary hearing before the Board.
If you determine you do not meet the 120 CPE credit requirement, IMMEDIATELY contact the Board Investigator named in your CPE verification selection letter. Addressing the problem right away may prevent increasing late fees and avoid a disciplinary hearing before the Board.
In March 2019, NASBA began transitioning all CPA user accounts, including course and attendance records, from the CPEtracking tool to the new platform, CPE Audit Service.
On March 4, 2019, users no longer had access to CPEtracking as their historical data is migrated to the CPE Audit Service. Once the transition is complete, Board of Accountancy staff will receive training on the new system and determine when the new platform will be launched for use by its CPA licensees in mid to late May, 2019. All currently uploaded CPE will transition over to the new system, so there is no need to start from scratch when the new system is up and running.
CPA users will receive an email at the current email address on file with their State Board of Accountancy that will contain the information needed to register their new account in the CPE Audit Service platform. All pertinent access information will be included in the registration communication. Once launched, the new CPE Audit Service platform will also include video tutorials that focus on the new features and most commonly used components.
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John E. Patterson, Executive Director
Accountancy Board of Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio 43215-6128
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