CPE Requirements for CPAs by State


Pacific Northwest Tax School is registered with the following organizations as an approved sponsor of CPE:

  • IRS #VRD3D
  • National Association of State Boards of Accountancy #109290
  • Texas State Board of Public Accountancy #009794
  • New York State Board for Public Accountancy # 002479
  • Oregon Board of Tax Service Examiners

Many states require CPAs to obtain CPE from sponsors who are registered with NASBA or operate in accordance with NASBA standards. A few states require direct registry. Sponsor requirements by state are included on this page to assist CPAs with determining if our CPE programs meet individual state requirements.

States Which do NOT Require Sponsor Agreements

Pacific Northwest Tax School qualifies as a CPE provider in each of the following states which do not require sponsor agreements. CPE requirements vary by state.


States Which Require NASBA/AICPA Standards

CPAs in the following states may claim credit for all courses offered by Pacific Northwest Tax School which have been developed using NASBA standards. Pacific Northwest Tax School is not required to be a registered CPE sponsor in the following states. CPAs in these states may claim credit for all of our courses, however, each CPA is responsible for selecting and claiming credit for courses that contribute to the CPAs professional competence and meet the individual state’s standards. CPAs in these states should verify the requirements for online self-study CPE with their state accounting board.

CO, DC, ID, IA (self-study). LA (self-study), MO, NC, RI, SC, VT, UT

States Which Require NASBA Registration

We are recognized by NASBA and meet state requirements for delivery of CPE programs with the following states which require registration with NASBA.


States Which Require QAS for Self-Study Programs

The following states require QAS for self-study programs. Pacific Northwest Tax School has been awarded the QAS standard by NASBA.  To determine which of our courses meets QAS standards, go to course catalog and click on the QAS filtering option.


States Which Require Registry

The following states require registry. Pacific Northwest Tax School has registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE programs. Our Texas sponsor approval numbers is:009794.

Pacific Northwest Tax School is also approved as a continuing education sponsor by the State Education Department for the New York State Board for Public Accountancy. Our New York Sponsor License number is 002479.

NY, and TX

States Have Final Authority to Authorize CPE

Your State Board of Accountancy is the final authority for approving CPE courses, sponsors and the number of credit hours allowed for a particular program. You should contact your state board for information concerning your state’s requirements and standards.

State Boards of Accountancy

Links to state boards of accountancy are provided below. Please click on your state to access direct information about CPE and course sponsor requirements.