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Board of Accountancy

 


ATTENTION ALL ACCOUNTANCY APPLICANTS:

Effective January 1, 2024, under R 338.5110a(c), the DC Board of Accountancy has adopted the recommendation of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) that any candidate with Uniform CPA Examination credit(s) on January 1, 2024 will have such credit(s) extended to June 30, 2025.
 
On Friday, February 2, 2024 as part of the transition to CPA EvolutionNASBA has updated candidates’ records to extend those with credit on January 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025. You may contact NASBA at [email protected] with any questions.

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.

Applicant

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.

NEW APPLICANTS

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

 

Examination

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.

 

Fees*  

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.
 

Licensee

(The next renewal period will open on Tuesday, October 1, 2024)
 
License Renewal 
Expiration Date: December 31; Renewal Year: Even
 
 
Letter of Certification/License Verification
Request a Letter of License Certification
Experience Verification Form
 
Reinstatement

 

Calendar

Meeting Dates  

  • January (RECESS)
  • Friday, February 2, 2024
  • March (TBA)
  • April (Recess)
  • Friday, May 3, 2024
  • June (Recess)
  • Friday, July 12, 2024
  • August (RECESS)
  • Friday, September 6, 2024
  • October (RECESS)
  • November (RECESS)
  • Friday, December 6, 2024

 

Contact Us

Board Members

Robert Todero – Chair, CPA
Antonia Browning Smiley – 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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