CPE Rules

NOTICE: New CPE rules are now in effect

Effective Jan. 9, 2018, new Minnesota Board of Accountancy (BOA) CPE rules expand the list of acceptable CPE formats and require 60 credits from technical fields of study each three-year reporting period.

This webpage reflects CPE rules for programs taken prior to Jan. 9, 2018. Until it's updated with the changes, you can learn more about the new rules by visiting the links below:

Read a summary of the changes to BOA CPE rules

Read more about the rule changes on the MNCPA Perspectives Blog

Read the detailed CPE rules text on the Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes website

Minnesota CPE requirements

CPE requirements
Information on overall CPE requirements and limitations, as well as approved CPE sponsors. 

Ethics CPE requirement

Ethics requirement
Every three-year reporting period must include 8 hours of accounting or business ethics in the 120 credits of CPE reported. 

CPE reporting and record keeping

CPE reporting and record keeping
Active CPAs must report CPE annually. Learn more about how to report and what documents you need to keep for your records. 


CPE rules FAQ
Answers to the CPE rule questions most frequently asked by MNCPA members. 

NASBA Registry of CPE Sponsors

NASBA Registry of CPE Sponsors
60% of CPE credits must be from Minnesota Board-approved sponsors or NASBA-registered sponsors. 

Self-study programs have their own rules and require approval through NASBA. The Minnesota BOA requires that all self-study come from NASBA-approved sponsors.

Specialized credit information

Specialized credit information
The MNCPA offers specialized credits for select events to help fulfill the continuing education needs of attendees who hold multiple credentials. 

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Frequently asked questions about BOA rules
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