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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 New Mexico - Board of Accountancy provides assurance to public that CPA (New Mexico) operates at the highest level of professional competence through, verification of education and experience credentials.


CPE Requirements
120 hours every 3 years, with a minimum of 20 hours per year
License Renewal Period
Last day of the birth month annually
CPE Reporting Cycle
First day of the month following the birth month to the last day of the birth month over a three-year rolling period.
Ethics Requirement
Four (4) hours of ethics every 3-years.
Carry Over Credits
New Mexico CPA cannot carry forward credits in the next reporting cycle 
Subject Area Restriction
New Mexico CPA can complete a maximum of 24 hours in non-technical subjects

New Mexico CPA requires 120 hours of CPE to be completed in every 3-year reporting cycle with a minimum of 20 hours per year and must be reported to the Board by the end of the renewal period every year as part of the renewal process

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All licensed CPAs in New Mexico must complete 120 hours of approved continuing education every 3-year with a minimum of 20 hours per year. Many of our programs in Live and Self-Study are Approved for continuing education for New Mexico CPA.

CLICK HERE for myCPE Packages for New Mexico CPAs that would meet all of your annual continuing education requirements in one go.

New Mexico State Board of Accountancy has a mandatory requirement that New Mexico (NM) CPA has to earn at least 4 hours of CPE in a 3-year rolling reporting cycle. Regulatory AICPA Ethics, Circular 230 Ethics, New Mexico occupational and professional licensing code of professional conduct, Organization ethics, moral reasoning all subject areas are approved for qualifying as ethics as long as it meets NASBA standards. At myCPE we provide Ethics Courses to all New Mexico (NM) CPAs as a part of our membership initiative.