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Continuing Education Credit

Level 1

What is the difference between a CPE and CE credit?

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Level 10

Whether or not you hold a CPA license?

The only reason you need "credit" is that a third-party organization requires it.  If you're a lawyer, it's CLE.  If you're a CPA, it's CPE.  Many other professions have their own requirements.  So you have to look up the requirements for the third-party you're trying to satisfy (IRS maybe?), see what they call it, and then see if the education you're taking meets their qualifications (and often there is a reporting aspect as well).

As a CPA in Virginia, I just have to keep track of my own CPE and submit it to the Board of Accountancy iff I'm selected for audit.


Level 15

CE is for an EA or PTIN requirement.