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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 Ohio - Board of Accountancy provides assurance to public that CPA (Ohio) 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
December 31 triennially
CPE Reporting Cycle
January 1 to December 31 triennially
Ethics RequirementThree (3) hours of ethics every 3-years in Ohio State-specific ethics
Carry Over Credits
Ohio CPA cannot carry forward credits in the next reporting cycle 
Subject Area Restriction
None. (Ohio CPA can earn CPE Credits from NASBA Approved CPE Providers as long as it directly relates to the professional competence of the person

Ohio 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 December 31 triennially as part of the renewal process

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

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

Ohio State Board of Accountancy has a mandatory requirement that Ohio (OH) CPA has to earn at least 3 hours of CPE in a 3-year renewal period in professional standards and responsibilities (PSR) approved by the Board. These programs may cover all or a combination of (1) Ohio accountancy law and rules, (2) accountancy law and rules of another state, (3) professional ethics for CPAs, and/or (4) ethical philosophy. At myCPE, we provide