License Renewal Date
7/31 biennially on odd years
CPE Reporting Period
7/1 to 6/30 biennially on odd years
80 hours, with a minimum of 40 per year
4 hours, with a minimum of 2 per year
1 hour of Michigan Statutes and Administrative Rules applicable to Public Accountancy
Other Subject Area Requirements
8 hours per year in Accounting and Auditing
- Instruction: 50% maximum (20 hours) per year, 4 hours Accounting and Auditing per year, 1 hour Ethics per year.
- Self-Study: 50% maximum (20 hours) per year, 4 hours Accounting and Auditing per year, 1 hour Ethics per year.
- Blended Learning: Blended learning credit is accepted if the credit amount is within the current rounding rules.
- Instruction: Credit is equal to three times presentation. No credit for repeat instruction within the same year.
- Partial Credit:
- Group programs and blended learning programs must be a minimum of one (1) hour, but credit may be earned in one-fifth or one-half hour increments after the first full hour is earned.
- Self study programs must be a minimum of one-half credit initially, but credit may be earned in one-fifth or one-half hour increments after the first half hour is earned.
- Nano learning is earned at one-fifth credit hour.
- University/College: One semester hour equals 15 CPE hours; one quarter hour equals 10 CPE hours; non credit courses – each classroom hour will equal one qualifying hour.
Other State Policies
- Carryover: 40 hours maximum earned in excess of the 40 hour per year requirement may be carried forward into the following year. 8 hours maximum of accounting and auditing may be carried forward into the following year. Two (2) hours maximum of ethics per year can be carried into the following year.
- Exemption: A non-resident licensee may meet Michigan’s CPE requirements by meeting the CPE requirements of his/her principal place of business. If the principal place of business does not have CPE requirements, then the licensee must meet Michigan’s requirements.
- Michigan accepts CPE credits for programs offered by National Registry sponsors.
Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL)
Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909