Triennial New Jersey License Renewal

The end of the current New Jersey triennial reporting period is December 31, 2020.

The process to renew your CPA license can be confusing, but proper preparation and the right information will make the process easier and less frustrating.


QUICK FACTS & KEY CPE RESOURCES

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Total CPE Credits
120

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Timeframe
1/1/18-12/31/20

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Minimum Credits
Per Year
20

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is the best way to renew my license?

  • What could happen if I renewed my license as active and don’t complete the required total number of credits by the end of the triennial?

  • What should I do if I don’t think I’ll have enough credits by the end of the triennial?

  • Is there a grace period after the end of the triennial?

  • Are there specific requirements regarding the composition of the 120 credit hours required to renew my license?

  • What are the requirements for taking the law and ethics course? Can I fulfill the ethics requirement through self-study?

  • Can a college professor or CPE instructor receive credit for teaching a CPE course?

  • Is there anything else I should know?

  • Is nano learning — 10-minute self-study videos that grant a fifth (0.2) of a credit — applicable for the 120 hours of CPE learning yet?

  • How are self-study credits applied?

  • Where can I find a list of approved CPE sponsors?

  • Does the board require CPAs to earn a minimum number of CPE credits annually?

  • How can I contact the N.J. State Board of Accountancy?

  • What is the NJCPA’s role in the renewal process?

  • What if I plan to move or have moved or changed my address in the past three years?

HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

Contact us at education@njcpa.org or 973-226-4494, or complete the form below.

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