General CPE Information
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State Specific Ethics
Statement on Standards for CPE
Please be aware that CPE credit offered by NACVA for reading "The Value Examiner" does not qualify for Idaho CPE.
The CPE Reporting deadline is January 31st.
Interactive CPE Reporting - Easy Steps:
- Click on the Interactive CPE Reporting link below.
- Login using your license number & PIN (same as license renewal.) PIN can be sent to email on file if you’ve forgotten it.
- Prior Year Reported and Current Year Required Total CPE hours and Ethics CPE hours are displayed.
- Enter the courses you took, including date, location, course, sponsor, and hours. Break out the Ethics hours separately.
- Click “Update Totals” to display Total Hours. The system compares your totals to what is owed for the current year.
- If you’ve met your requirement, print your report, click “Submit” and you’re finished!
Click here for your Interactive CPE Reporting!
If you are short in either Ethics CPE hours or Total CPE hours, the system will tell you how many additional hours you need. If it’s before December 31st, you can “Save and Logout” of the system. This will maintain all the information you’ve entered so far. You can take additional CPE prior to year-end, and then log back into the system to put the remaining courses into your form. Print, click “Submit” and you’re done!
If you realize you’re short hours after December 31st, but prior to the January 31st deadline to file, you can still use the system. Fill in the form with the courses you’ve taken, and the system will walk you through the extension request process. The system allows you to submit a request for an extension of time to complete the hours owed, plus the penalty hours. The system will calculate how many hours you need to complete and give you instructions for completing the documentation process with the Board Office.
After you’ve submitted your CPE Report, the system will be available for you to use during the year to record the CPE courses you’ve taken. Login, enter your courses, click “Save and Logout”. You can come back into the system at any time to add more courses to your list.
- You get immediate confirmation that your CPE report has been timely submitted.
- Your prior year reported hours, current and future year requirements are available to you in one application.
- You can use the system to record the courses you’ve taken throughout the year.
- The data you enter gets automatically entered into our database, which eliminates keypunch errors.
- Saves time and money!
Statement on Standards for CPE
The new Statement on Standards for CPE became effective January 2012. You need to have knowledge of the standards in order to choose CPE courses that will be approved by the Board.
General CPE Information and State Specific Ethics
All active licensees are required to report their Continuing Professional Education credits for the preceding calendar year annually by January 31st.
All active licensees (except as specifically excepted in Rule 502 of the Idaho Accountancy Rules) are required to participate in a total of eighty (80) hours of qualifying education in the two calendar years immediately preceding the date the report is required. There is a minimum requirement of at least thirty (30) hours in any one calendar year, and a maximum of fifty (50) hours recorded in any one calendar year.
Idaho has an ethics CPE Requirement for all active licensees. It is a rolling total of 4 CPE credits of Ethics included in (not added to) the rolling total of 80 or more CPE credits. Within this requirement, new licensees (exam, reciprocal or transfer of grades) must show they have obtained 2 credits of Idaho state specific ethics CPE within the first year of licensure on their CPE report.
Reinstatement and Re-entry applicants must complete an Idaho State Specific ethics course as part of the application process (80 hour CPE requirement) and submit documentation of all CPE along with their application.
Who must complete the State Specific Ethics course?
- Newly licensed in Idaho (exam, reciprocity or transfer of grades) on or after July 1, 2008;
- Reinstated an Active license in Idaho on or after July 1, 2008; or
- Re-entered as an Active licensee in Idaho on or after July 1, 2008.
IDAHO STATE SPECIFIC ETHICS COURSE CHANGE – As of January 2013, the ISBA's Idaho State Specific Ethics course which was housed on the Idaho Society of CPA's website is no longer available. The ISBA has determined this course is no longer current. At this time, the ISBA does not have plans to update this course. Any Idaho Ethics course from a NASBA registry or QAS provider will be acceptable for CPE Ethics credits. A sampling of providers are listed below. As with any course, it is up to the licensee to take credit for a course only once in any 3 year period or after the course has been changed or updated. Individuals required to obtain an Idaho Ethics CPE course are new, reciprocal, reinstated, or re-entered active licensees within the first calendar year that the license is issued.
The link for the NASBA Registry or QAS providers is:
A sampling of providers who offer an Idaho Ethics course include but are not limited to the following:
MasterCPE LLC (Ethics for Idaho)
Pass Online aka Checkpoint Learning - formerly Positive Systems (Ethics for Idaho CPA's)
Professional Education Services, LP (Ethics & Professional Conduct for Idaho CPA's)
Western CPE (Ethics & Professional Conduct for Idaho CPA's)
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: Includes professional organization and business sponsored courses.
FORMAL IN-FIRM TRAINING: Classes must be structured and formal with sign-in sheets, outlines and agendas.
CORRESPONDENCE COURSES: Certificate of completion, transcript, etc. must be available if requested.
ACTING AS INSTRUCTOR/SPEAKER: A maximum of two hours preparation time may be claimed per hour of actual instruction. No credit is allowed for repetitions of the same seminar.
AUTHOR/PUBLISHER: A copy of the published article must be submitted with the CPE report for review.