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.
The Board office is located at 332 West Broadway Suite 310, Louisville KY  40202. Our phone number is (502) 595-3037 and our fax number is (502) 595-4500.  You can also reach us at our email address cpa@ky.gov.

2016 Online License Renewals 

Even-numbered licenses and all firms that were not renewed by August 1, 2016 have been canceled and can no longer hold themselves out as a CPA or operate as a firm.  To reinstate an individual license, you must follow the reinstatement requirements.


Online License Verification

2016 Newsletter
To obtain a copy of the Board's most recent newsletter click on the following link KSBOA E-Newsletter June 2016

CPE News 

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.  If you have any questions please contact the Board.

CPA Exam News 

Modifications to the requirements to sit for the exam as a KY candidate and the application process became effective January 1, 2015. 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.
If you wish to view information regarding the CPA exam in general click on the following link cpa-exam.org.
To reprint your payment coupon or NTS, click on the following link new online service for CPA candidates
To obtain the exam fees click on the following link EXAM FEES for 2016 and 2017.pdf

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Statutes & Regulations

  • KRS 325 - Kentucky Revised Statutes
  • KAR 201 - Administrative Regulations

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