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


CPE Requirements
40 hours/ 2000 CPE minutes every year
License Renewal Period
June 30 annually
CPE Reporting Cycle
January 1 to December 31
Ethics Requirement
One (1) hour/ 50 CPE minutes of ethics every year.
Carry Over Credits
North Carolina CPA can carry forward up to 20 hours of CPE credits in the next reporting cycle.
Subject Area Restriction
A CPA shall not be granted CPE credit for activity unless the activity is in one of the fields of study listed in the NASBA Fields of Study.

North Carolina CPA requires 40 hours of CPE to be completed every year and must be reported to the Board by December 31 every year as part of the renewal process.

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All licensed CPAs in North Carolina must complete 40 hours/ 2000 CPE minutes of approved continuing education every year. Many of our programs in Live and Self-Study are Approved for continuing education for North Carolina CPA.

Here is myCPE 40 CPE package for North Carolina CPAs that would meet all of your annual continuing education requirements in one go.

North Carolina State Board of Accountancy has a mandatory requirement that North Carolina (NC) CPA has to earn at least 1 hour of CPE/ 50 CPE minutes every year in the subject area of ethics. Regulatory AICPA Ethics, Circular 230 Ethics, Behavioral/Business ethics all such subject areas are approved for qualifying as ethics as long as it meets NASBA standards. At myCPE, we provide Ethics Courses