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Iowa (IA) CPA CPE Requirement


Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a designation given by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to individuals that pass the Uniform CPA Examination and meet the education and experience requirements. The CPA designation helps enforce professional standards in the accounting industry. CPA (Certified Public Accountant) is the highest accounting credential in the United States. CPA ensures global recognition for accounting & finance professionals.

The Board of Accountancy provides assurance to the public that the CPA profession in Iowa operates at the highest level of professional competence through, verification of education and experience credentials. 


CPE Requirements
120 hours every 3 years
License Renewal Period
June 30th, Annually
CPE Reporting Cycle
January 1 to December 31, every 3 years
Ethics Requirement
Four (4) hours in every three years.
Carry Over Credits
Iowa CPA cannot carry forward credits in next reporting cycle.
Subject Area Restriction
An Iowa (IA) CPA can complete a maximum of 60 CPE hours of non-technical courses every reporting cycle

Iowa CPA requires 120 hours of CPE to be completed in every reporting cycle, and must be reported to the Board by December 31 triennially as part of the renewal process.

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