Idaho State Board of Accountancy Ethics Requirement
This is an Idaho State Board of Accountancy Rule
(ISBA), not an ISCPA rule.
However, ISCPA is working diligently to help our members meet the new ethics
STOP – If you have previously received CPE credit for viewing this video - STOP
In order to ensure you will receive CPE credit in 2012,
YOU MUST verify with
Sue Lenon at the Idaho State Board of Accountancy that you are eligible to report such credit,
PRIOR to viewing this video.
You may email her using the link above or call her at 208.334-4596.
Once she has informed you that you may receive credit again in 2012, you may proceed with the viewing of the video.
We apologize for the inconvenience we realize this will cause. However, until we receive clarification from the ISBA,
we cannot continue to issue certificates for CPE that may or may not be accurate.
All CPE requests received on December 21st or later, will be processed on January 2, 2013.
Please make sure that your email response with the codes is date-stamped in 2012.
If your email is date-stamped for 2013, you will not receive any credit.
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Idaho's Ethics CPE Requirement for all
It is a rolling total of 4 CPE credits of Ethics
included in the rolling total of 80 or more CPE credits. All active licensees
are required to report a minimum of 4 hours of ethics
by the end of the 2009 reporting period. The 4 hours are a rolling two-year
total within the hours required by the individual starting in 2008.
For example, if you took 1
hour in 2008, you will need 3 in 2009. Then, in 2010, you will be required only 1 again, but can report up
to 4. If you reported 0 for 2008, you must report 4 in 2009. Then, in 2010 you are
not required to report any ethics credits, but can report up to
This then determines how many you need to report 2011
and so on.
The easiest way to grasp the two-year rolling credits
concept is using pen and paper and writing it out. For example:
Who must comply with the new State Specific Ethics
New, Reinstated, Re-entered or Reciprocal licensees that obtained a license on
or after July 1, 2008 are required to take the Idaho State Specific Ethics
course. This course will cover Idaho’s Accountancy Act and Rules and is free of
Any licensee may take the course; however, you may only
count the credits once. For example,
lets say you view the video in 2011 and report the
2 ethics credits on
your 2011 CPE report. You may view the course
again in 2012, but you may not report the credits again in 2012. When the video
is updated, you may view it again and then report those credits.
Is the new Ethics requirement in addition to the
current CPE required?
No, it is a component of the current requirement. The
CPE requirement is a rolling 80 or more credits in each two-year period and
beginning July 1, 2008, 4 of the rolling total credits must be in Ethics every
two years. Therefore, you will need to complete a minimum of 30 credits of CPE
between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009. 2009 is the completion of the
first two year rolling total of the 4 CPE credits in Ethics and continue from
For more information, visit the Idaho State Board of Accountancy's
What is the State-Specific Ethics course?
The Idaho State-Specific Ethics CPE course is a free 2-hour course presented by
the ISBA's Executive Director covering relevant topics from the Idaho
Accountancy Act and Rules. All Idaho licensees may use this course as 2 hours
of the Ethics CPE requirement of 4 hours every 2 years.
This video DOES NOT meet AICPA / NASBA / QAS / CPE Standards nor does
it cover ethical issues that arise in a tax practice
environment as required by the IRS for EA's – it strictly covers the Idaho State Board of Accountancy’s Rules &
Regulations for Idaho CPAs.
This video is 100 minutes in length. All individuals planning to report this video for continuing education credit, to other than the ISBA
should first consult with their respective licensing agency regarding acceptability of credit and to determine the amount of such credit.
The ISBA has made the determination that they will accept this course for Idaho licensees as part of their ethics CPE
requirement, even though it does not meet the joint AICPA / NASBA self-study CPE standards.
ISCPA strongly recommends checking with all other State Board of Accountancies
prior to submitting this course for CPE credit in other states.