Michigan Specific Ethics

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) announced that Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law legislation for a new State Specific Ethics requirement which starts on June 17th, 2018. All actively licensed Michigan CPAs are required to earn 1 hour of Michigan Specific Ethics each reporting period.

New Requirement Explained

In order to renew your active license, you must have 1 hour of Michigan Specific Ethics by June 30, 2019. This course is not in addition to the current annual requirement of 2 Ethics CPE hours, rather included in the total of 4 Ethics hours that must be submitted for re-licensure every 2 year reporting period. A licensee will now be required to submit 3 hours of general Ethics credit and 1 hour of Michigan Specific Ethics for relicensure.

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Why Was it Enacted?

 The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Michigan State Board of Accountancy recognized a growing concern that Michigan’s CPA licensees may need a better understanding of the Accountancy Act and Administrative Rules in Michigan. In working with LARA, the MICPA took on the responsibility to serve as the content creator for a new course, Michigan Specific Ethics, to increase the awareness of licensees of their statutory requirements. The do’s and don’ts of licensure can end up costing licensee’s money, credibility and ultimately, the ability to practice. 

The content for this hour of CPE is required to be created by a statewide professional CPA association approved by LARA (MICPA).  

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Contact Information

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This course from the MICPA is the only one that qualifies for Michigan Specific Ethics Credit.

About the Course

There's currently only one course
(1 ethics credit) that qualifies as Michigan Specific Ethics and is provided by the MICPA. It will contain “Michigan Specific Ethics 2018-19 Edition” in the title.

Course description:
What you don’t know, can hurt you. From obtaining a firm license or figuring out what qualifies as CPE,
to the Bureau of Professional Licensing’s actions against CPAs
hat don’t comply- we explore case studies in Michigan’s Accountancy law and Administrative Rule.

The course will be available
in-person at select MICPA CPE conferences and seminars, as a webinar, and as a self-study option

Course Options

If you would like to host a session at your company or firm, contact Judy Trepeck at 248.267.3702.