Prolaera offers hundreds of built-in jurisdiction rules that allow you to accurately track your CPE compliance and stay on top of your reporting deadlines. Follow the steps below or review the GIF tutorial to learn how to add your license.
If your firm manages Licenses for all user accounts, you will see the following message along with a contact button.
Adding a License
1. From the left navigation panel click My Account > Licenses
2. If previously uploaded, the existing Licenses will be displayed with the option to edit the cards. To upload a new license, click the Add License button on the top right corner.
3. On the next screen, we'll enter the following license sample to demonstrate:
Jane Doe was first issued a license on 05/21/2007. The license is set to expire on 06/30/2022, however, the CPE reporting deadline (the last date the licensee can earn and report CPE credit for this reporting period) is on 12/31/2021 according to the WA jurisdiction rules.
Please make sure to review your license rules for more information as some jurisdictions may require the licensee to report their hours prior to the license expiration date as seen in this example. Use CPA Verify.org to confirm the license dates and details.
Reporting date vs Expiration date from the Washington Board of Accountancy:
*For your first CPE reporting period, your 120 hours of CPE must be taken after your license is issued and on or before December 31 of the third calendar year.
1. Start by typing the first few letters of the license name in the required "License" field. In our example, Jane has earned a Washington CPA license. Notice the dropdown menu suggests the "Washington Certified Public Account" as we entered the first couple of letters.
After you've entered the license name, the system will automatically pre-populate the regulator and the industry type that matches the license information you've entered. As you can see below, it automatically displayed "Washington" as a regulator and "accounting" as the industry type.
2. Enter your License Number if available along with the issue and expiration date and click Calculate CPE Date.
NOTE: If your state requires special CPE requirements for those performing attestation work, for example, select one of the options presented below before pressing Calculate CPE Date:
- I supervise attest services or sign or authorize someone to sign an accountant's report on the financial statements of a client for attest services.
- I do not supervise attest services or sign or authorize someone to sign an accountant's report on the financial statements of a client for attest services.
3. Next, the system will look at your Regulator’s rules, make a calculation for when your CPE reporting period ends, and suggests the reporting date. It’s important to understand that for many States & Regulators, the Expiration Date, and the CPE Reporting Date are different. The Expiration Date is when you renew your license, and the CPE Reporting Date is the last date you’re able to earn CPE for your renewal.
If the date doesn’t match your expected CPE reporting date, you are able to manually edit the reporting date by clicking the Edit button. If you’ve mistyped your license information, select the Edit License Info button. Once everything looks good, simply hit the green Add This License button and we’ll add it to your profile. You can repeat the process for as many licenses & certifications as you’d like to begin tracking.
Also Note: Special In-firm requirements are determined by your firm and may be named differently in the license menu. Please check with your Prolaera Admin to see if you should also be tracking specific regulators.
As always, you can come back here to add, edit, or delete licenses by navigating to My Account > Licenses from the left navigation menu.