Course & Licensing FAQs

Course & Licensing FAQs

Professional Education

  • What are the CPE requirements for Pennsylvania CPAs?

  • What time should I arrive at a course?

  • How can I verify my attendance at a PICPA seminar or conference?

  • Why didn't I receive full credit for attending a course?

  • In which states is PICPA a program sponsor?

  • How can I get a course approved for CPE? Do I need to?

  • Are PICPA's webinars, webcasts, and On-Demand CPE considered group or self-study?

  • How do I get CPE credit for attending a webinar/webcast?

  • How and when will I get login instructions and materials for a webinar/webcast?

  • What type of equipment or software do I need to participate in a webinar or webcast?

  • How do I cancel a course registration?

  • What if the PICPA has to cancel a course?

  • Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

Course Materials

  • How can I view my materials?

  • After I register for a course, how will I know when materials are available?

  • How long will materials for a course be available online?

  • How do I download course materials?

  • How do I setup a PICPA account to access materials?

  • Are any other course-related documents available electronically?

  • If I register for a course the day before or the day of, how do I access the materials?

  • Can I share the course materials with other people?

  • I have clicked on the link to the materials in My Account, but the file is not opening. How do I fix this?

Registration & Cancellation

  • How do I register for a course or contact a member of PICPA’s Professional Education Team for assistance?

  • How do I cancel a course registration?

  • What if the PICPA has to cancel a course?

  • How do I register multiple people for events?

  • How do I know if my registration has been received?

  • Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

  • Can I bring my laptop or tablet to the course?

Additional Credit FAQs

  • What other specialized designations, licenses, and accreditations does the PICPA offer CPE to support?

  • Do PICPA-sponsored programs qualify for continuing legal education (CLE) credits?

  • Where can I find more information on Yellow Book requirements?

License Renewal

  • How and when do I report my CPE hours and complete my individual license renewal application?

  • Will I be penalized if I don't meet the 20 credit hour CPE minimum per year?

  • How can I reactivate my CPA license?

  • What do I need to send to the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy if audited?

  • How many credits do I report for self-study courses?

  • When do I file my individual license renewal application if I do not complete the CPE requirements until Dec. 31?

  • If I am the "key person" for my firm's license renewal, when can I complete the firm license renewal application?

  • Where can I find out if a program sponsor is approved under the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy's regulations?

  • Can I request extensions or waivers of my peer review or CPE license renewal requirements?

  • What should I do if I did not receive a license renewal notification from the State Board?

  • Can I request to have my license to practice placed on inactive status through the license renewal process?

  • What does the State Board do with the information submitted on my license renewal application?

  • What if I misplaced the user ID and/or password necessary to renew my license?

  • How long should I keep my CPE records?

Additional Questions?

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