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49 Pa. Code § 11.69a. Approval of CPE program sponsor.

§ 11.69a. Approval of CPE program sponsor.

 (a)  Approval requirement. Except as provided in subsection (b), any individual or entity desiring to offer a program for CPE credit under this chapter shall apply to the Board for approval as a CPE program sponsor.

 (b)  Exemption from approval process. The following are deemed approved CPE program sponsors and are not required to submit applications for approval to the Board:

   (1)  An individual or entity that is a member in good standing of NASBA’s National Registry of CPE Program Sponsors.

   (2)  An individual or entity that is approved as a CPE program sponsor by the accountancy regulatory body of a state that permits the practice of public accounting under principles of substantial equivalency.

   (3)  A college or university accredited by a Nationally recognized accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education when offered as part of its approved curriculum.

 (c)  Contents of application for approval. An application for approval as a CPE program sponsor shall contain the following information:

   (1)  The name and address of the CPE program sponsor.

   (2)  The sources of CPE hours as specified in §  11.64 (relating to sources of CPE hours).

   (3)  A list of existing or planned program offerings, if known.

   (4)  The total number of credit hours requested for each program.

   (5)  The attendance certification method.

   (6)  The program objectives.

   (7)  The admission requirements.

   (8)  The program outlines.

   (9)  The instruction and evaluation methods.

 (d)  Sworn statements. Statements made in an application shall be sworn to be true and correct to the best of the applicant’s knowledge.

 (e)  Board review of application for approval. An application will be reviewed by the Board’s CPE Committee, which will make recommendations to the Board for approval or disapproval. If an application is disapproved, the Board will provide the applicant with written notification of the reasons for disapproval. An applicant may submit a revised application to address the Board’s concerns. No Board member will review or vote upon an application in which he has a vested interest.

 (f)  Approval number. Upon approval by the Board, an applicant will be assigned a CPE program sponsor approval number.

 (g)  Biennial renewal of approval. An approved CPE program sponsor shall renew its approval by January 1 of each even-numbered year. A renewal application shall list the CPE program sponsor’s planned program offerings for the upcoming renewal period.


   The provisions of this §  11.69a issued under sections 3(a)(10) and 6 of the CPA Law (63 P. S. § §  9.3(a)(10) and 9.6); amended under section 3(a)(10) of the CPA Law (63 P. S. §  9.3(a)(10)).


   The provisions of this §  11.69a adopted January 12, 2001, effective January 13, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 151; amended November 30, 2012, effective December 1, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7267. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (342102) and (328681).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  11.23a (relating to competence to supervise attest services); 49 Pa. Code §  11.61 (relating to scope); 49 Pa. Code §  11.64 (relating to sources of CPE hours); 49 Pa. Code §  11.71 (relating to responsibilities of CPE program sponsor); 49 Pa. Code §  11.71a (relating to offsite review of CPE program sponsor); and 49 Pa. Code §  11.72 (relating to withdrawal of approval of CPE program sponsor).

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