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.


CPAS be aware of spam/phishing emails using the CPA@KY.GOV address. The email has an attached invoice. These emails are fake do not open them. We do not email invoices. We have notified the state IT system.


As of September 2, 2018, a CPA with an even numbered license that was not renewed must utilize the reinstatement process. Click on Reinstatement Requirements for additional information and to obtain an application. Firm managers must contact the Board staff for further instructions regarding firm license renewal. If you have any questions please contact the Board.


As of July 14, 2018, a firm that does not operate an office in this state, holds a license in good standing from the state where their main office is located, and if applicable complies with the peer review requirements of this state (See KRS 325.301(10) is not required to obtain a license to provide public accounting services to a KY based client. Out of state firms may still submit an application to obtain a Kentucky firm license by completing the form contained on the In-State Firm Licensing Requirements page.



If you took a section of the exam beginning April 1 - June 10, 2019, your target score release dates are as follows:

April 1 - April 20 Your target release date is May 7

April 21 - May 15 your target release date is May 23

May 16 - May 31 your target release date is June 11

June 1 - June 10 your target release date is June 19

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". For those renewing their CPA license in 2019 this means all CPE hours must be completed beginning January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2018.​

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

To see a breakdown on the exam fees, click on the following​ link: EXAM FEES for 2019.pdf

To reprint your payment coupon or NTS, click on the following link to your NASBA CPA Candidate account (NASBA SSO): NASBA CPA Candidate Account.​​​​​​

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Statutes & Regulations

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

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Additional Resources


2018 Newsletter

To obtain a copy of the Board's most recent newsletter click on the following link: KSBOA E-Newsletter 2018.​