California Board of Accountancy

Board-approved Regulatory Review Course

On January 1, 2010, the CBA instituted a new two-hour Board-approved Regulatory Review course requirement for California-licensed CPAs. All licensees renewing a license in an active status must complete a two-hour Board-approved Regulatory Review course every six years.


All Regulatory Review courses must comply with Section 87.9 of the CBA Regulations. Prior to offering a Regulatory Review course, providers must apply for Board approval of the course by completing a Regulatory Review Course Initial Application Package (CE-RR-1). Once approved, the term of the approval will be for a two-year period. In order to maintain Board approval, providers must complete a Regulatory Review Course Renewal Application Package (CE-RR-2) prior to the end of the two-year approval period.


The CBA will maintain a list of Board-approved Regulatory Review course providers on its website. The list also may be obtained by contacting the CBA's Renewal Unit by e-mail at renewalinfo@cba.ca.gov or by telephone at (916) 561-1702.