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CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR KENTUCKY CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUTANTS (CPA)

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 Kentucky operates at the highest level of professional competence through, verification of education and experience credentials. 

KENTUCKY (KY) CPA CPE REQUIREMENT OVERVIEW

CPE Requirements

80 hours for each biennial period if you have worked 3000 hours or more in public accounting, and 60 hours for each biennial period if you have worked for less than 3000 hours in public accounting.

60 hours for each biennial period if you have worked in industry, education, or government.

License Renewal Period
August 1st, biennially in odd or even numbered years based on certificate number
CPE Reporting Cycle
January 1 to December 31, biennially in odd or even numbered years based on certificate number
Ethics Requirement
Two (2) hours in every two years
Carry Over Credits
Kentucky CPA cannot carry forward credits in the next reporting cycle
Subject Area Restriction
The following subject area are not accepted for CPE credit: Behavioral Ethics, Personnel/HR, Personal Development, Production and social environment business, Self-realization, Spirituality, Personal health or fitness, Sports and recreation, and any other subjects that do not contribute directly to the professional competence of the licensee

Kentucky CPA requires 80 hours of CPE to be completed every two-year reporting period, and must be reported to the Board by December 31 biennially in odd or even numbered years based on certificate number as part of the renewal process.

Click for Further Reference on CPE Regulations for Kentucky CPA.

Update: Beginning January 1, 2021, CPAs required to complete 80 hours of CPE per every two-year reporting period may include up to 8 hours of personal development courses toward their requirement, and CPAs required to complete 60 hours of CPE may include up to 12 hours of personal development courses.

 

50% of the CPE hours required of all licensed CPAs must be comprised of technical standard courses from the reporting period of January 1,2021 to December 31,2022.

  • If Kentucky (KY) CPA has worked 3,000 hours or more in a public accounting firm during the reporting period (see above for your reporting period) they are required to complete 80 hours of CPE that include 2 hours in ethics.
  • If Kentucky (KY) CPA has worked less than 3,000 hours in a public accounting firm during the reporting period (see above for your reporting period) they are required to complete 60 hours of CPE that include 2 hours in ethics.
  • If you were employed in industry, education, or government during the reporting period (see above for your reporting period) you are required to complete 60 hours of CPE that include 2 hours in ethics.

Many of our programs in Live and Self-Study are Approved for continuing education for Kentucky CPA. CLICK HERE for myCPE Packages for Kentucky CPAs that would meet all of your annual continuing education requirements in one go.

Kentucky State Board of Accountancy has a mandatory requirement that Kentucky (KY) CPA has to earn at least 2 hours of CPE in the subject area of ethics and rules of professional conduct over the 2-year renewal period. Any Ethics CPE credits also count towards fulfilling the total 80/60 CPE credits required over 2 years. At myCPE, we provide Ethics Courses to all Kentucky (KY) CPAs as a part of our membership initiative.

The Kentucky (KY) CPA license renewal period ends on August 1 biennially in odd or even-numbered years based on certificate number.

The reporting cycle starts from January 1 to December 31, biennially in odd or even-numbered years based on certificate number.

Kentucky State Board of Accountancy specifies all the subject areas of NASBA as qualifying subject areas for CPE. Hence all the programs approved for NASBA fields of study on myCPE shall be eligible for CPE Credits for Kentucky CPAs. Click Here for further reference on the state board website.

Yes, there is a minimum CPE requirement of Eight (8) credit hours per year in attest or compilation services for any licensee who releases or authorizes the realization of reports on attest services, compilation services, or financial statement preparation services beginning from the reporting period of January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022.


50% of the CPE hours required of all licensed CPAs must be comprised of technical standard courses from the reporting period of January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022.

You should choose myCPE Packages for Kentucky Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Professionals for the following reasons:

  • Customized packages as per the CPE requirement
  • 2 hours of Ethics learning requirements are completed
  • Most of the learning is from technical subject areas

Our CPE Package for Kentucky CPAs is 100% compliant with the regulations of the Kentucky State Board of Accountancy and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you feel the package is non-compliant, please email our support team at (support@my-cpe.com) and let us know how it is non-compliant and we will happily refund your full payment.

The Newly Certified Kentucky (KY) CPA after initial certification has the same CPE requirement as the old CPA.

All of the following myCPE Learning Activities are approved for Kentucky CPAs CPE

  1. Self-Study Courses (Videos)
  2. Live Webinars
  3. Virtual Events
  4. Articles
  5. Packages
  6. Short Videos
  7. E-Book
  8. Certificate Courses


In addition to the above activities, the following mentioned activities may also contribute towards continuing education

  1. University or college courses
  2. Formal in-firm education programs
  3. Instructor, Lecturer, or Discussion Leader (maximum 60% of the total renewal requirement)
  4. Authorship of books and articles (maximum 25% of the total renewal requirement)

Online renewal may require you to upload your CPE certificates of completion. If you are not liable to upload your certificates of completion, you should keep your copies in case the board performs an audit of your CPE, you will be responsible for submitting copies of your certificates of completion and/or verification of courses at the time of the audit. You must retain your documentation for at least five (5) years from the date the program was completed.

  • The license renewal fee for Kentucky (KY) CPA is $100 for a two-year license if renewed on or before August 1.
  • The license renewal fee for Kentucky (KY) CPA is $200 for a two-year license if renewed between August 2- September 1.

A Kentucky (KY) CPA can complete 100% hours of the total required CPE credits hours via self-study courses. i.e., a Kentucky (KY) CPA can complete all 80 hours via self-study courses and the myCPE packages for Kentucky CPAs are 100% compliant with that requirement.

No, Kentucky Board of accountancy does not allow courses completed via nano learning to count towards the KY CPE requirements.

A registrant must report, at a minimum, the CPE hours required for the registration renewal period. Hours that exceed the number required for the current registration renewal period may not be carried forward to a subsequent registration renewal period.

Any Kentucky (KY) CPA who fails to complete the CPE by the December 31 deadline is in non-compliance and will not be eligible to renew his or her license online. Instead, the CPA will be required to complete the reinstatement process. Reinstatement applications must be received by September 1 to avoid license expiration.

  • Beginning January 1, 2021, 50% of the CPE hours required of all licensed CPAs must be comprised of “technical standards” courses.
  • Technical standards courses include those with the subject matters of accounting, auditing, business law, economics, finance, information technology, management services, professional ethics, statistics, securities, tax, or specialized areas of industry that contribute directly to the professional competence of a licensee.
  • Beginning January 1, 2021, CPAs in public accounting firms who perform (a) attest services, or (b) compilation or preparation of financial statement engagements subject to SSARS, must complete 8 hours of CPE in the subject matter of accounting or auditing each year, for a total of 16 hours over the two-year reporting period.
  • Beginning January 1, 2021, CPAs required to complete 80 hours of CPE per every two-year reporting period may include up to 8 hours of personal development courses toward their requirement, and CPAs required to complete 60 hours of CPE may include up to 12 hours of personal development courses.
  • An acceptable personal development course improves time management, leadership, team building, goal setting, and similar soft skills related to working in an office or professional setting. Human resources courses also qualify under personal development hours.
  • CPAs who renew their licenses in 2023 (with a reporting period of January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022) will be the first group required to comply with these new CPE provisions.
  • CPAs renewing in 2022 will not be subject to these changes but instead will proceed according to the standards in place prior to amendments to the CPE regulation.

As myCPE is approved by NASBA (Sponsor id 143597) many of our courses are approved for Kentucky CPAs. And for further guidance, we have provided details for “QUALIFIES FOR” on each page of the courses about Approval/Qualifications of CPE Credits for your reference.

As myCPE is approved by NASBA (Sponsor id 143597) many of our courses are approved for Kentucky CPAs. And for further guidance, we have provided details for “QUALIFIES FOR” on each page of the courses about Approval/Qualifications of CPE Credits for your reference. However, it will be the responsibility of each attendee to ensure that they are eligible for the Continuing Professional Education Credits based on their occupation/job profile, knowledge requirements as well as guidelines laid down by their regulatory board before registering for the webinars. So, make sure you check with the respective state board or regulatory body.

Kentucky State Board of Accountancy governs the accounting and auditing profession in the state of Kentucky! Here is a link to the State Board Website

myCPE APPROVALS

Approved By
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) 143597
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) GEHNZ
California Tax Education Council (CTEC) 6273
Certified Financial Planner Board (CFP) 8061
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) RP5359
Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) 714694
FP Canada CE17222
American Payroll Association (APA) 372961
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) 010556
Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) 158002756
New York State Board of Public Accountancy (NYSPA) 002976
Courses Eligible for CPE of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Approved
Courses Eligible for CPE of Certified Valuation Analysts (CVA) Approved
Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) Approved
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Approved
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) Approved

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