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DBPR's Reporting Requirements & FICPA's CPE Tracker: What You Need to Know

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s new CPE reporting requirements will impact all Florida CPAs, beginning with those up for renewal in 2024.

To help our members prepare for these changes, the FICPA has created a series of tutorial videos, walking you through who to navigate the new reporting tool.

We are also highlighting the advantages of the FIPCA CPE Tracker, which provides one comprehensive certificate you can submit to DBPR, listing all your completed FICPA-sponsored courses in one place.

As a reminder: The CPE deadline is June 30, and licensees will have until July 31 to report their CPE. DBPR advises that CPAs upload their CPE and corresponding certificates into their DBPR account in advance of the deadline. The Department is anticipating a heavy influx of online traffic on the DBPR website as the reporting deadline draws near. 


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We're here to help: Video guides

To help you better understand DBPR's new reporting tool, we've put together a series of step-by-step video tutorials.

We encourage you to watch these videos video now, revisit them when it's time to report your completed CPE, and share them with friends and colleagues who have questions about the new reporting process.


What is happening?

The Division of Certified Public Accounting has announced the implementation of a new CPE reporting tool for Florida licensees. A CPA can locate the tool within their DBPR Online Service account. Beginning with the July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024, CPE reporting period, use of this tool is mandatory for Florida-licensed CPAs. With this reporting tool, a CPA will input details about the CPE courses completed and upload the corresponding proof of completion. At renewal time in 2024, if this system indicates a CPA is not compliant with the CPE requirements, the CPA will be unable to renew their license.


Why is this happening?

Per the Division of Certified Public Accounting:

"We decided to undertake this challenge because for several years the CPE audit results showed compliance in the 80% to 90% range, with the most recent audit results falling below 80%. Section 455.217 F.S. requires a 95% compliance rate or a system of determining compliance prior to license renewal. Noncompliance by a CPA who is selected for audit results in a DBPR investigation, a hearing before a probable cause panel, another hearing by the Board to determine discipline, and the Division collecting fines and monitoring future requirements of discipline. All of these steps are time consuming and expensive."


When is this happening?

This new reporting process will begin for licensees up for renewal in 2024.

EVEN / ODD (YEAR) IMPLEMENTATION RE-ESTABLISHMENT PERIOD RENEWAL PERIOD LICENSE EXPIRES
Even (2024) Use reporting tool 7/1/22 to 6/30/24 10/1/24 to 12/31/24 12/31/24
Odd (2025) Use reporting tool 7/1/23 to 6/30/25 10/1/25 to 12/31/25 12/31/25

Hear from the Board of Accountancy

To learn more about the changes, we recommend this edition of FICPA CEO Conversations, featuring the Executive Director of the Florida Board of Accountancy, Roger Scarborough.

Watch the conversation above and then click here to read a letter from Executive Director Scarborough featuring additional information on the reporting tool.


FICPA's CPE Tracker: Save time now and later

As CPAs across the state look to comply with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s revised renewal requirements, we’re here to make your CPE reporting process as quick and easy as possible. 

Our FICPA CPE Tracker provides one comprehensive certificate you can submit to DBPR, listing all your completed FICPA courses in one place. 


The advantage of FICPA CPE vs. third parties 

The FICPA CPE Tracker is designed to generate one comprehensive certificate for all CPE completed with the FICPA. This cumulative certificate format is approved by DBPR and will make your uploading process smoother and faster.

When it comes to quality of education and ease of reporting, completing your CPE credits with the FICPA and using our Tracker is the best way to ensure compliance with DBPR's new reporting model.

Please Note: FICPA CPE still has to be inputted separately into your DBPR account. CPE in the FICPA tracker will NOT be automatically uploaded into the DBPR system.


Search our CPE catalog

From Accounting and Auditing and Technical Business to Behavioral and Ethics courses, the FICPA offers every course you’ll need to complete your credit hours on your time and your terms. 

Whether you join us in-person at one of our marquee events, participate online during virtual conferences and seminars, or set your own schedule with the help of our on-demand 24/7 Learning Library, you’ll be able to complete and report all your CPE in one place with just one certificate. 

And remember: If you see an event or session that’s perfect for your team, you can always contact our Member Service Center at msc@ficpa.org or 850-224-2727 to inquire about special group pricing. 

We can’t wait to see you at our FICPA events this year, and we're excited for you to take advantage of all we have to offer! 


CPE sponsors

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (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: NASBARegistry.org