On March 20, 2020, Gov. Tom Wolf suspended restrictions that limited the ability of licensees to take classes online or participate in distance-learning opportunities (self-study) for the current biennial renewal period. This will permit all licensees to complete their continuing education online during the COVID-19 pandemic. The current biennial renewal period ends on Dec. 31, 2021.
Review and download PICPA's at-a-glance guide for details about all credit types and CPE requirements.
The State Board defines two types of self-study - interactive and noninteractive - as follows:
"Interactive individual study program-A CPE program that is designed to use interactive learning methodologies that simulate a classroom learning process by employing software, other courseware or administrative systems that provide significant ongoing interactive feedback to the participant regarding the learning process."
"Noninteractive individual study program-A CPE program that is designed to permit a participant to learn a given subject without interaction with an instructor or interactive learning methodologies and requires the participant to achieve a 70% minimum grade on a written examination or workbook."
Further, interactive study programs shall be given one credit hour of continuing education credit for each 50 minutes of participation. PICPA's On-Demand sessions qualify as individual, interactive self-study. Noninteractive programs shall be given one credit hour of continuing education for each 100 minutes of participation.