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Continuing Professional Education (CPE) is outlined in
Oregon Administrative Rule. Please refer to OAR 801-040 to review the
complete set of rules pertaining to CPE for Oregon licensees.
Effective October 1, 2023, all active and inactive Oregon licensees are required to report at least 4 hours of ethics each biennial renewal period.
CPE Reciprocity. Active licensees whose principal place of business is outside Oregon and who are seeking renewal of their permit shall be determined to have met the CPE requirement in OAR 801-040-0010(1) by meeting the CPE requirements for renewal of a certificate in the jurisdiction in which the licensee's principal place of business is located.
Applicants for renewal of an active permit shall demonstrate compliance with the CPE renewal requirements of the jurisdiction in which the licensee's principal place of business is located by signing a statement to that effect on the renewal application of this state, unless the provision of OAR 801-040-0010(2)b) applies.
Applicants for renewal of an active permit whose principal place of business is in a jurisdiction without CPE requirements for renewal are not eligible for the provision of OAR 801-040-0010 (2)(a) and must meet the CPE renewal requirements of this jurisdiction as set forth in OAR 801-040-0010(1).
All other active licensees are required to complete and report four hours of CPE in ethics with each biennial renewal application, which may be satisfied by any ethics program approved by the Board.
If you have questions about CPE providers, please contact the Board by email at
or by phone at 503-378-4181.
Qualified continuing education programs in the following subjects are eligible for CPE credit as technical subjects:
Qualified continuing education programs in subjects other than those listed in section (2) of this rule are non-technical subjects and are eligible for CPE credit if the program directly contributes to the licensee's professional competence.Credit for programs in non-technical subjects is limited to 16 CPE hours per Active licensee and 8 CPE hours for Inactive renewal period.
The following are examples of non-technical subjects:
If you have questions about CPE, please contact the Board by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 503-378-4181.
REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVE CPE COURSES
Per OAR 801-040-0030(2), to provide LIVE CPE courses that qualify for CPE credit for Oregon licensees, you must adhere to the following:
REQUIREMENT FOR SELF-STUDY CPE PROGRAMSApplicable Statutes or Administrative Rules ORS 673.165 OAR 801-040-0030(4) Correspondence
courses and other individual study (self-study) programs do not qualify
for CPE credit unless the CPE sponsor is approved by the NASBA
National Registry. Sponsors approved by NASBA will be assigned a
6-digit National Registry Number, which must be included on all
certificates of completion issued by the sponsor and must be reported on
the licensee's renewal or reinstatement application. Licensees
need to be aware that non-technical CPE programs are not reviewed by
NASBA and are limited for CPE credit in Oregon. Even though a sponsor
may have received a sponsor registry number (indicating approval of the
programs offered by that sponsor), it is the responsibility of the
licensee to determine whether the subject matter is technical or
non-technical based on the subject categories outlined in OAR
801-040-0040(2)-(3). CPE sponsors are not always consistent with
marketing information and proofs of completion provided.
To verify that a CPE sponsor is on the NASBA National Registry, please CLICK HERE.
CPE Requirements for active licensees:
CPE Requirements for inactive licensees:
Retired licensees are not required to report CPE hours for renewal.
admitted to the municipal roster are required to complete 24 hours of
CPE in subjects directly related to the governmental environment and
governmental auditing during each renewal period. A minimum of 16 hours
are required in the following subjects:
more than 8 of the 24 required hours may be in courses relating to
generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) and procedures (GAAP). Courses that make
up the 8 hours described may include such topics as current developments
in audit methodology, assessment of internal controls and statistical
sampling. The 24 hours of CPE required under this rule may be included
in the 80 hours of CPE required for renewal of the CPA/PA permit.
If you have questions about CPE, please contact one of the Board's licensing specialists by email at email@example.com or by phone at 503-378-4181.
Evidence of completion
Licensees are required to document all CPE programs claimed for CPE credit and to provide the appropriate proof of completion for the number of qualifying CPE credits claimed for each program. Licensees must retain proof of completion for each CPE program reported for a period of 5 years after completion of the program.
Proper proof of completion must include the following:
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