NC State Board of CPA Examiners

In 2014, the NC State Board of CPA Examiners removed their CPE Sponsors Registry. Learn more.


NASBA—National Registry of CPE Sponsors

NASBA_CPERegistry_logo_black-paddingThe National Registry of CPE Sponsors is a program offered by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) to recognize CPE program sponsors who provide continuing professional education (CPE) programs in accordance with nationally recognized standards.

The North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants is registered with NASBA as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: Learn more about the NASBA fields of study.

NCACPA’s NASBA Registry ID: 112314

Approved Delivery Methods: Group Live, Group Internet Based, QAS Self Study

List of Jurisdictions Accepting NASBA CPE Credits

icon-CFP-approved Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

CPAs holding a CFP credential must take their continuing education from a vendor registered with the CFP Board of Standards. CFP-approved courses are identified in all of NCACPA’s promotional materials by having CFP Approved marked.  (Effective January 1, 2006)

Sign-in sheets will be available at all NCACPA CFP-approved seminars. To receive credit, members must sign in and provide their FP certification number. NCACPA will route these sheets to the course vendor for subsequent submission to the CFP Board. Due to the complexity of NCACPA conferences, individual conference sessions will not be submitted to the CFP Board. For a listing for all programs qualifying for CFP credit, click here to search.

Educational requirements for CFP credential holders.

List of programs qualifying for CFP credit.

For more information, visit the CFP website at If you have questions, please contact Robin Erbec, CFP Board of Standards, at 800-487-1497 ext. 683, or by fax at 303-860-7388.

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Many of NCACPA programs will qualify for continuing legal education credits. At your request, NCACPA will submit CPE programs to the North Carolina State Bar for approval. Be aware, North Carolina State Bar rules require programs are submitted within 45 day of occurrence or by December 31. Legal professionals will be responsible for reporting, record maintenance, and associated CLE fees.

Some NCACPA programs, such as both 2- and 8-hour ethics, and Don Farmer Tax Seminars, are submitted in advance for CLE approval. Courses submitted for CLE approval are identified in all of NCACPA’s promotional materials by this icon . List of programs submitted for CLE approval.

GAGAS Requirements for Continuing Professional Education

Members engaged in GAGAS engagements must comply with GAO “Yellow Book” continuing professional education requirements (CPE). CPAs performing GAGAS engagements must complete 80 hours of acceptable CPE every two years. 24 of those hours must be in governmental accounting and auditing topics.

Programs that satisfy the Yellow Book requirement are identified in all of NCACPA’s promotional materials. If marked, the vendor has identified this program as satisfying the 80-hour requirement for Yellow Book. It is up to the individual to determine if this program meets the 24-hour yellow book requirement. This is not an all-inclusive list, as the professional must determine if other programs will enhance their ability to perform GAGAS engagements. Visit the GAO’s website, for the complete CPE guidance document.

List of all programs qualifying for yellow book credit.

If you have a technical Yellow Book question, please contact the Government Accountability Office at 202-512-9535.