When a licensee submits a license renewal, the licensee affirms, under penalty of perjury, that the
information contained in the application is true and correct to the best of their knowledge,
information, and belief. It is extremely important that licensees accurately report CPE earned when
renewing a license. The Board regularly audits CPE reported in conjunction with license renewals.
When a licensee's renewal application is chosen for audit, the licensee must submit documentation
of each CPE course taken including a brief description of the course, dates earned or attended,
completion certification, and the name and background of the course presenter (if applicable).
Once notified, licensees chosen for an audit will have 30 days
to submit by mail an inventory and support
documentation of CPE claimed to the Board. The Board
has developed an audit inventory sheet
(Excel document, 72KB,
download Excel viewer for free) that can be downloaded and used by licensees to report their
CPE. View a sample
inventory sheet, 44KB, download
Excel viewer for free).
The downloadable worksheet can also be used to contemporaneously keep track of CPE earned during a
licensing period for ease of reporting the next time a licensee renews. The inventory sheet can also
be easily retrieved should the licensee be selected for audit.
The Board does not view favorably misrepresentation of any type on applications. Any individual who
cannot provide documentation of CPE reported on a renewal application is subject to disciplinary
action by the Board. Disciplinary action could include a reprimand, license suspension or revocation,
and or a fine.
Support documentation explanation
The following documentation must be attached to the CPE Audit Inventory Checklist:
- Attendance documentation (dates of attendance/course completion) in the form of a certificate of
attendance, attendance letters, examination completion (home study) notice, grade notice (college or
- Specific hours of attendance in the form of hourly schedules of attendance;
- An outline, syllabus, or other detail reflecting the subject matter of the courses attended.
- The background qualifications of the instructor(s) in the program attended.