Learn About CPE

What is CPE?
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) is the sustained professional development that is built into the CPA profession. CPE is required for licensed CPAs to ensure they retain their professional skills and provide quality professional services. 

Qualifying CPE Topics

According to the administrative rules, subjects qualifying for continuing education include any of the following: (a) Accounting. (b) Auditing. (c) Management advisory services. (d) Information technology. (e) Mathematics, statistics, probability, and quantitative application to business. (f) Economics. (g) Finance. (h) Business law. (i) Business management. (j) Professional ethics for certified public accountants. (k) Taxation. (l) Financial advisory services. (m) Business valuations. (n) Any other subjects which contribute to the professional competency of a licensee and for which the responsibility for compliance rests solely with the licensure applicant or licensee. (2) Subjects that qualify for continuing education in the study of professional ethics include any of the following: (a) Behavioral ethics in any of the following areas: Page 17 Courtesy of Michigan Administrative Rules (i) Ethical reasoning. (ii) Ethical philosophy. (iii) Ethics enforcement. (iv) Ethical practice in business. (v) International ethical professional standards. (b) Technical ethics in the following areas: (i) Business transactions with clients. (ii) Competence. (iii) Conflict of interest. (iv) Contingent fees, commissions, and other considerations. (v) Discreditable acts. (vi) General and professional standards. (vii) Independence. (viii) Integrity and objectivity. (ix) Malpractice (x) Professional conduct. (xi) Public interest and responsibilities. (xii) State rules and regulations. (c) Any other subject in the study of professional ethics that contributes to the professional competency of a licensee and for which the responsibility for compliance rests solely with the licensure applicant or licensee.

 

 

Understanding CPE Terminology

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In-Person


These sessions are presented by a qualified instructor on timely information and best practices, and allows for participants' questions. Conference and seminar courses fall under this format. 

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Webinar


Via device, this format is similar to an in-person course since you attend at a scheduled time. Webinars include audio and video of the speakers, slides and online materials. Participants interact with the instructor and attendance is monitored throughout the program with tracking codes or polling questions to ensure it qualifies for live group study.

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Self-Study


This format offers immediate online access to individual courses with state-of-the-art interactivity that will enrich the learning experience. No more than 50 percent of your annual CPE hours can be self-study.

All courses provided by the MICPA and MICPA educational partners (which are found on the MICPA web store) will be entered automatically into your Tracker. Learn more about MICPA CPE policies and procedures.

Maintaining Your License

Do you have questions about the State's requirements for maintaining your CPA license? Take a look at the MICPA's comprehensive guide and get the answers you need. 

 

 

Record, Manage and Renew

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Our Tracker does more than help you manage your CPE credits. When it's time to report your hours to the state and renew your CPA license, the CPE Tracker makes the process seamless.


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