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DC Board of Accountancy license renewal applications must be submitted by December 31, 2022.

Please disregard this notice if you have already renewed your DC Accountancy License.

You can Renew Your License Online; you will first need to Create an Access DC Account if you do not already have one.

Accountancy Licensees shall attest to having completed no less than eighty (80) hours of acceptable continuing professional education, to include at least four (4) hours about professional ethics, during the term of the license.

*** Your Continuing Professional Education credits will be subject to audit for five (5) years. You should retain appropriate documentation to verify the CPE credits you have reported. *** 

General Information

The District of Columbia Board of Accountancy regulates the licenses of professional accountants and protects consumers by upholding the District of Columbia accountancy license law and DC License Law.

The Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor. Four members must each hold a license as a certified public accountant (CPA) in the District, hold a valid permit to practice, and have practiced public accountancy as a CPA in the District for a minimum of five years at the time of appointment. One member must be a non-accountant representing consumers. Three members of the Board constitute a quorum.

The Board meets the first Friday of each month at 9:00 am at the Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection located at 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. Board meetings are held both in-person and virtually.

See Board Meeting Minutes.


The District of Columbia Board of Accountancy requires all individual CPA examination and licensure applicants to apply for eligibility determination through the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). 

NOTE: You must apply for licensure with the Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection through NASBA. Contact NASBA, [email protected] or 1(800) CPA-EXAM with any questions.

Apply for license

Click to apply for a license.


To begin your online application: 
  1. Go to the Online Portal
  2. Select 'Register' under “NEW OCCUPATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSE APPLICATION” (Individual/Tradesperson License)
  3. Complete the registration process and follow the prompts to create a new account.

Items Needed for Application

  • One 2”x2” passport-style photo (.jpeg format)
  • Un-expired government-issued ID (e.g., driver’s license)*
  • Debit or credit card to pay application, exam, or license fees
CPC - U.S. Corp/Partnership (CPC) Application



Individuals seeking accounting licensure in the District of Columbia must first submit credentialing information and schedule examinations directly with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). Applicants who submitted prior applications directly with the Board of Accountancy, credentialing information must be submitted to and examinations scheduled with NASBA, also. The application will be reviewed and processed upon passing all examinations and satisfying eligibility requirements for licensure in the District. Final licensing procedures are provided to applicants shortly thereafter. 



Certified Public Accountants

  • Application (No fee)
  • License – $175.00
  • Renewal – $110.00
  • Late Renewal – Fee $50.00
  • Company/Firm – $175.00
  • Reinstated License – $295.00
  • Inactive Status – $175.00
  • Duplicate License – $30.00
  • Verification of Records – $30.00
  • Permit to Practice – $175.00

Public Accountants

  • Renewal – $175.00
  • Late Renewal Fee – $50.00
  • Inactive Status – $175.00
  • Duplicate License – $30.00
  • Verification of Records – $30.00

* Please note that according to D.C. Code § 47-2853.10, application fees for initial licensing, certification, registration, renewal and reinstatement shall not be refundable, even if the applicant withdraws his or her application for licensure, certification or registration, or is found to be not qualified.


License Renewal
Expiration Date: December 31; Renewal Year: Even
Continuing Education  
Continuing Education Reporting Form
Letter of Certification/License Verification
Request a Letter of License Certification
Experience Verification Form


Contact Us

Board Members

Robert Todero – Chair, CPA
Antonia Browning Smiley – CPA
Angela Avant – CPA
Joseph Drew – Consumer Member
Bridget Gagne – CPA

To apply for a vacancy, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments for more information and an application.

Board Staff

Angela Meggett-Strudwick – Board Administrator
Leon Lewis – Program Coordinator
Kevin Cyrus – Education Coordinator

For more information, please contact Occupational and Professional Licensing (OPL) using our online inquiry form, via email at [email protected], or by phone at (202) 442-4320.
Address: 1100 4th Street, SW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20024
Direct Email: [email protected]


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