CTCPA members with multiple state licenses: Write a letter in support of reducing your CPE reporting requirements

March 1, 2018

If you hold a CPA license in more than one state, we're trying hard to reduce the onerous CPE reporting you do. Senate Bill No. 327, An Act Concerning License Renewal Requirements for Certified Public Accountants, is being heard by the Connecticut legislature’s General Law Committee next Tuesday, March 6, so we need your help now!

Please submit a letter in support of the measure - read more on how you can easily do this.

If this bill becomes law, it would mean that CPAs licensed in multiple states would only have to report their CPE hours to their home state, and NOT to the other states in which they are licensed (that also have CPE reciprocity).

To help, please write a letter to the General Law Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly urging the committee co-chairs and members to “Support Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Reciprocity for Certified Public Accountants by voting in favor of Senate Bill No. 327 (RAISED) An Act Concerning License Renewal Requirements for Certified Public Accountants.” (Easy steps to follow to write your letter appear below.)

We realize it is busy season, but a few minutes spent writing a letter today could reduce years and years of onerous CPE reporting to come!

Follow these easy steps to send your letter (it must be attached to an email; it cannot be just an email):

  1. Compose the letter on your firm’s letterhead.
  2. Begin it with the salutation “Dear Senator Leone, Senator Witkos, Representative D’Agostino, and Members of the General Law Committee:”
  3. Enter the language of your letter. (You can download a fact sheet with reasons to support CPE reciprocity. Use these facts for your letter, but please put them in your own words as much as possible. Make sure it clearly states “Please support Continuing Professional Education Reciprocity for Certified Public Accountants by voting in favor of Senate Bill No. 327 (RAISED) An Act Concerning License Renewal Requirements for Certified Public Accountants.”)
  4. Sign it.
  5. Attach your letter to an email as a Word document or PDF file.
  6. Send the email to the following address: gltestimony@cga.ct.gov
  7. PLEASE send a copy of your letter to the CTCPA to LynetteL@ctcpas.org.

If you have any questions, please call CTCPA Executive Director Bonnie Stewart at 860-258-0214.

Remember, a few minutes spent on a letter today could reduce years and years of onerous CPE reporting to come!

Thank you for helping the CTCPA in our efforts to improve your practice environment.