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Continuing Education Credit

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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.

Rick

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Level 15

CE is for an EA or PTIN requirement. 


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