Annual Renewal Process

Approved members of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors must renew their membership annually by the first of the month of their initial approval date.

The designated main contact for the organization will receive an email with instructions and the link to the online renewal form 30 days prior to that renewal date.  The email comes from a email extension address ( with the subject line “National Registry Annual Renewal Application.”

Timely submission of the online renewal form and renewal fee is a requirement of continued membership on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. Failure to submit the renewal form and fee by the renewal date will trigger the assessment of a late fee penalty of 50% of the annual renewal fee.  You will be emailed a separate invoice for payment of the late fee.

Failure to complete the online renewal process and submit the renewal and any relevant late fees by the end of your renewal month will result in:
•    Removal of your organization’s name from the National Registry of CPE Sponsors
•    Loss of privileges to use the NASBA logo and National Registry statement
•    Being subject to a reinstatement fee if Registry membership is sought within the next two years

Renewal Payment Policy

We have gone to great lengths to streamline the renewal process for our sponsors and most of our sponsors have responded positively to the changes and renewed on a timely basis each year. However, we have had our share of late renewals and want to reiterate our Renewal Payment Policy to ensure that all sponsors are aware of the policy and remember to timely file both their renewal form and renewal payment. This is a critical part of membership on the National Registry and failure to do so will lead to removal

arrow  Detailed Description of the Renewal Process and Requirements

Online Renewal Form

The online renewal form is a self-certification form with a series of “Yes/No” questions related to the sponsor’s continued compliance with the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs and NASBA program requirements.  No documentation other than completion of the online renewal form and payment of the renewal fee is required at the time of renewal.  The review of course material will occur through a desk audit process.

Those Registry sponsors that are in continued compliance will receive a Renewal Approval Notice once responses have been reviewed and receipt of the renewal fee has been verified.  If additional information is required to process your renewal form, then you will be contacted by your assigned Account Manager.

Renewal Fees

You may remit payment for the Renewal Fee by credit card or check, by selecting the link to the Online Renewal Form that corresponds to your intended form of payment.  Similar to the initial application fee, the renewal fee is based on the number of different program offerings.  The renewal fees for the Registry are as follows:

  • 1 – 15 different programs - $725
  • 16 – 25 different programs - $905
  • 26 – 50 different programs - $1,450
  • 51 – 100 different programs - $2,355
  • 100 – 250 different programs - $2,900
  • 251 – 500 different programs - $3,365
  • 501 – 1000 different programs - $3,825
  • 1000 + different programs - $4,620

Desk Audits

Membership on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors is renewed annually based upon continued compliance with the AICPA/NASBA Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs.  The desk audit process is designed to confirm the responses provided to NASBA during the most recently submitted self-certification online renewal.

  Find out more about the desk audit process

Adding an Additional Delivery Method (ADM)

Upon completion of the initial application process, CPE program sponsors are informed that they have been approved for membership on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, issued a sponsor/member identification number and notified of the delivery method for which they may award NASBA-approved CPE credits.  NASBA-approved delivery methods may be found on the CPE program sponsor’s profile on Learning Market.

In order to add an additional delivery method to a current membership on the National Registry, CPE program sponsors must submit an Additional Delivery Method (ADM) application together with the appropriate fees. A CPE program sponsor is not eligible to award NASBA-approved CPE credits for additional delivery methods until the ADM application has been submitted by the CPE program sponsor and reviewed and approved by NASBA. 

  Find out more about approval for an Additional Delivery Method (ADM)