Minnesota CPE Requirements

CPE Information

License Renewal Deadline
Annually on 12/31

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CPE Reporting Period
7/1 to 6/30 triennial rolling, reported annually on 12/31

General Requirement
120 hours
Minimum 20 hours per year

Ethics Requirement
Eight (8) hours in regulatory or behavioral ethics

Technical Requirement

Sixty (60) hours must be obtained from technical learning activities as defined in the NASBA Fields of Study.

Technical categories include: Accounting, Auditing, Business Law, Economics, Finance, Information Technology, Management Services, Regulatory Ethics, Specialized Knowledge, Statistics and Taxes.


Credit Limitations

  • Maximum 24 hours in personal development courses
  • Maximum self-study allowed: 80% (96 hours)

Board Information

Minnesota State Board of Accountancy
85 East 7th Place, Suite 125
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: (651) 296-7938
Fax: (651) 282-2644
Website: www.boa.state.mn.us
Email: doreen.johnson@state.mn.us
Click here for Board Statutes



Acceptable Programs of Study: Minnesota CPE requirements state: a program qualifies "...if it is a program of learning that contributes to the growth in the professional knowledge and professional competence of a licensee. The program must meet the minimum standards of quality of development, presentation, measurement, and reporting of credits in the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs jointly approved by NASBA and AICPA or such other standards acceptable to the board."

PLEASE NOTE: Since state board regulations are constantly changing, the information contained here is deemed reliable however it is not guaranteed. We encourage you to contact your state board to answer any questions and confirm or clarify any requirements listed here.