National Registry of CPE Sponsors

National Registry of CPE Sponsors


About the Registry

About the National Registry of CPE Sponsors

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) is an association that serves as a forum for the nation’s 55 State Boards of Accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States.

NASBA accomplishes its mission of enhancing the effectiveness and advancing the common interests of the Boards of Accountancy by creating innovative avenues for accounting regulators, educators and practitioners alike to address emerging issues relevant to the viability of the accounting profession. NASBA also makes available to member boards a rich portfolio of products and services – all designed to effectively aid Boards of Accountancy in their mission of ensuring public protection. One such service is the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Registry).

Developed in 1990, the Registry is a program to recognize providers who offer continuing professional education (CPE) programs in accordance with nationally recognized standards, the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs.

All active CPAs must obtain CPE in order to maintain and renew their license. Each of the 55 State Boards of Accountancy has its own CPE requirements for CPAs as well as rules and regulations regarding providers of CPE programs. The greatest benefit of becoming an approved sponsor of CPE programs on the Registry is that all 55 State Boards of Accountancy accept CPE credit issued by Registry sponsors to satisfy a CPA’s CPE requirements.