Ohio First State in the Nation to Launch Incremental CPE

Ohio is leading the country in allowing continuing professional education in 10-minute increments. The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) president and CEO Scott Wiley announced the change at OSCPA’s leadership summit and annual meeting in Columbus. The Accountancy Board of Ohio approved the change at the Friday, June 13 board meeting.

Maryland and other states are working on similar initiatives.

“We are proud of the collaborative relationship we have with the Accountancy Board of Ohio, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the AICPA which helped to drive this change,” says Wiley. “Ohio is fortunate to have such strong regulators who are also innovative thinkers.”

Pending approval by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, CPAs will be able to take self-study CPE in blocks as short as 10 minutes and accrue it toward the 120-hour CPE requirement. OSCPA is already developing on-demand CPE in incremental blocks that CPAs can take when it is convenient to them. OSCPA’s on demand library is available online and via all mobile devices, enhancing the convenience.