Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 4. Accountants
Section 425. Continuing Education.
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AS 08.04.425. Continuing Education.

(a) The board shall by regulation prescribe requirements for continuing education for individuals with licenses under this chapter. In adopting these regulations, the board may

(1) use and rely upon guidelines and pronouncements with respect to continuing education issued by recognized educational and professional associations in the field; and

(2) prescribe content, duration, and organization of courses or programs that will satisfy the continuing education requirements.

(b) Each application for renewal of a license to practice as a certified public accountant by an individual who has held a license as a certified public accountant for two years or more shall be accompanied or supported by documents or other evidence indicating satisfaction of the continuing education requirements prescribed by the board during the two years immediately preceding the application.

(c) Failure by an applicant for renewal of a license to furnish the evidence required under (b) of this section constitutes grounds for revocation, suspension, or refusal to renew the license under AS 08.04.450 unless the board determines that failure to have been due to reasonable cause or excusable neglect. However, the board may renew a license despite failure to furnish evidence of satisfaction of the continuing education requirements established under (a) of this section if the applicant agrees to follow a particular program or schedule of continuing education prescribed by the board.

(d) In adopting regulations under (a) of this section, or in issuing individual orders under (c) of this section, the board

(1) shall consider

(A) the accessibility of applicants to the continuing education courses or programs that it may require; and

(B) any impediments to interstate practice of public accounting that may result from differences in continuing education requirements prescribed by other states; and

(2) may relax or suspend the continuing education requirements

(A) for applicants who certify that they do not intend to engage in the practice of public accounting; or

(B) in instances of individual hardship.

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