Please select one of the search possibilities below. All certified public accountants and public accountants should hold a valid license unless retired. CPAs and PAs holding the Ohio registration must use the disclaimer "Inactive" after the CPA or PA designation.
In order to get better search results, please limit the number of search boxes and characters you use. You may get more results, but you are more likely to find the record you desire.
Licensee Search (CPA or PA)
To find a licensee, select "Accountancy Board" under the heading "Select a Board" and enter the search criteria. Enter a few characters of the last name and select the "Search" option to find licensees that match your selection criteria. If known, entering the license number in the middle box marked "License Number" if you know the licensee's CPA certificate or PA registration number is the best search option. Once you receive the search results, you may select the license number to obtain the original license issue date and the license expiration date.
Public Accounting Firm Search
To find a public accounting firm, select "Accountancy Board" under the heading "Select a Board" and enter the search criteria. Enter the first few letters of the firm name on the line "Business Name/DBA," select "Ohio" as the state, and select the "Search" option. Firms with a FIRM prefix and a suffix (PR=Peer review; TC=Tax or consulting firm) are registered with the Board. All other Ohio firm offices will have an EMPL prefix. All firms that practice public accounting must register with the Board, in accordance with section 4701.04 of the Ohio Revised Code. Once you receive the search results, you may select the license number to obtain the public accounting firm's license expiration date.
Continuing Education Sponsor Search
To find a continuing education sponsor, select "Accountancy Board" under the heading "Select a Board." Select "CPE Sponsor" under the heading "Select a Profession." Enter the first few letters of the firm name on the line "Business Name/DBA," and select the "Search" option.
The Board no longer registers CPE sponsors that offer home-study, computer-based, or Internet-based programs. Sponsors offering these programs should register with the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, part of LearningMarket.org, a division of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). If a CPE sponsor is listed using the search function, the sponsor approval applies only to classroom and seminar programs.
Public accounting firms with an active firm registration are considered continuing education sponsors in Ohio per rule 4701-15-05(C)(4).
John E. Patterson, Executive Director
Accountancy Board of Ohio
77 South High Street, Suite 1820
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6128
Accountancy Board of Ohio Contact List
Main Line: 614.466.4135
Fax Line: 614.466.2628