The Board of Accountancy is the state agency responsible for licensing and regulating certified public accountants and certified public accounting firms. The Board is funded solely through fees charged to obtain and renew a license to practice public accounting and to sit for the CPA exam.
To verify if a person or firm holds a KY license, click on the following link: ONLINE LICENSE VERIFICATION
The time period to renew a firm or individual CPA license for 2014 has expired. CPA's must use the reinstatement process and firm managers must contact the Board office for further instructions on renewing a firm license.
If a firm or CPA license was not renewed prior to August 1 neither the firm nor a CPA may use the CPA abbreviation or provide public accounting services.
Continuing Professional Education ("CPE") hours must be completed in the two calendar years prior to the year during which a license is to be renewed. The two calendar years are referred to as the "reporting period".
Any CPA who fails to complete the CPE by the December 31 deadline will not be eligible to renew his or her license. Instead the CPA will be required to use the reinstatement process.
Click on Reinstatement Requirements for additional information and to obtain an application.
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Modifications to the requirements to sit for the exam as a KY candidate and the application process became effective December 5, 2014. Please view 201 KAR 1:190, the administrative regulation that governs the exam process, for these modifications.
The most significant changes are those related to: credit for CLEP, DSST, and Life Assessment courses, candidates with a criminal background, and those seeking accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Kentucky State Board of Accountancy
332 W. Broadway, Suite 310
Louisville, KY 40202
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST)