Continuing professional education is a requirement of licensure. MSCPA is a membership association and does not oversee the licensure of CPAs or manage CPA certificate information. Licensure is a function of the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy.
Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy
- Public Accountancy Statutes and Rules and Regulations
- Part 1, Chapter 4: Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
- Rule 4.1.3: Ethics
- Rule 4.3.5: Personal development courses or classes such as principle-centered leadership, career planning, and time management will be considered acceptable continuing professional education. No more than 20 hours CPE credit for personal development courses or classes may be claimed in a CPE compliance year.
American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
AICPA requires that CPAs have continuing education to be a member. View AICPA membership CPE requirements.
Auditors engaged in GAGAS engagements must comply with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Yellow Book continuing education requirements:
At least 80 hours of acceptable CPE every two years with a minimum of 20 hours each year. At least 24 of the 80 hours should be in subjects directly related to governmental auditing, the governmental environment, or the specific or unique environment in which the audited entity operates. View the Guidance on GAGAS Requirements for CPE.