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Continuing Professional Education First Reporting Period

Your first CPE reporting period is from the date the Board issues your license to December 31 of the year before your license expires. During this period, you are required to complete 120 CPE credit hours, which is limited to 24 hours in non-technical subject areas and must include 4 hours in Board approved ethics and regulations applicable to the practice of public accounting in Washington State.

The timing of your license application is up to you. However, the later you submit your license application during the year, the shorter your first CPE reporting period becomes.

For example:

Issue Date Expiration Date First CPE Reporting Period
November 1, 2017 June 30, 2020 26 months 11/1/2017 - 12/31/2019
January 1, 2018 June 30, 2021 36 months 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2020
June 1, 2018 June 30, 2021 31 months 6/1/2018 - 12/31/2020
October 1, 2018 June 30, 2021 27 months 10/1/2018 - 12/31/2020