New Mexico CPE Requirements

CPE Information

License Renewal Date
Last day of birth month annually

CPE Reporting Period
First day of month following birth month to last day of birth month over a three year rolling period

General Requirement
120 hours, with a minimum of 20 per year

Ethics Requirement
4 hours

Other Subject Area Requirements

  • 96 hours in technical subjects
  • 24 hours of CPE sponsored by organizations other than a licensee's firm or employer


Credit Limitations
Maximum self-study allowed: 100%

Board Information

New Mexico State Board of Public Accountancy
5500 San Antonio Dr. NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 222-9850
Fax: (505) 222-9855
Website: www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Accountancy.aspx
Email: accountancy.board@state.nm.us
Click here for Board Statutes



Acceptable Programs of Study: Per the Board Summer 2010 Newsletter regarding New Mexico CPE requirements: "acceptable continuing education encompasses programs contributing to the development and maintenance of both technical and non-technical professional skills."

  • Technical subjects are now defined as: accounting, accounting-governmental, administrative practice, auditing, auditing - governmental, business law, business valuation, computer courses, computer science, economics, estate planning, ethics, finance, fraud examination, litigation, management advisory services, mathematics, production, specialized knowledge and applications, statistics, and taxes.
  • Non-Technical includes: Business Management and Organization, communications, employee management, firm management, marketing, personnel/human resources, personal development, and social environment of business.

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.