The California Board of Accountancy’s Accounting Education Committee and Ethics Curriculum Committee plan to hold a joint meeting to unveil their proposals for the 30 additional hours of education necessary for CPA licensure in California, beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

The meeting will be held June 7, from 1 pm-5 pm, at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento.

The Accounting Education Committee has been working on a framework for the 20 semester units of accounting study, while the Ethics Curriculum Committee has been working on a framework for the 10 semester units of ethics study. These additional hours were the result of the California Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 819 in 2009. The new requirements are designed to enhance consumer protection by strengthening the competency of applicants as practitioners.

“Over the past several months the members of these committees have demonstrated continued dedication to the consumers of the State of California, and devoted considerable time and effort to developing their respective proposals,” said CBA president Sally Anderson in a statement. “The proposals offered by the committees will vastly transform the landscape for obtaining a CPA license in California and this joint meeting is an opportunity for all stakeholders to see firsthand the proposed new requirements.”

Invitations have been sent to more than 700 educators and interested parties in California in an effort to expose stakeholders to the proposed increase in ethics and accounting study educational requirements for CPA licensure.
The full meeting agenda is available on the CBA’s Web site at and the meeting may be viewed via live Webcast at

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