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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.
    

2018 LICENSE RENEWAL


 
 

CPA License Renewal

Renewals start on June 28 and go through August 1. Failure to renew by 1 August will result in a fee increase from $100 to $200.

Renew CPA License
 

CPA Firm Renewal

Renewals start on June 28 and go through August 1. Failure to renew by 1 August will result in a fee increase from $100 to $200.

Renew Firm License
On June 25 letters were mailed to all CPAs with an even numbered license and all CPA firms, the online license renewal system will be activated as of 10:00 AM June 28, 2018.
The normal license renewal period is from July 1, 2018 until August 1, 2018.  Licenses not renewed by August 1, 2018 automatically expire however; CPAs and firms that failed to renew their license may do so through the online process until September 1, 2018. The renewal fee increases from $100 to $200. 
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.
OUT OF STATE FIRM LICENSE RENEWAL CHANGE
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.  
CPA EXAM SCORE RELEASE DATE FOR TESTING WINDOW APRIL 1 - JUNE 10
If you took a section of the exam beginning April 1, 2018 through June 10, 2018, your target score release date is June 27, 2018 for AUD, FAR, and REG and June 29, 2018 for BEC.
 

Online License Verification

 
   
2017 Newsletter
 
To obtain a copy of the Board's most recent newsletter click on the following link KSBOA E-Newsletter June 2017 
 

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 2018 this means all CPE hours must be completed beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2017. 
 
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 2018.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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