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Looking to verify a CPA license status? Please visit CPAVerify.org, or send an email to ACCBd-Ohio@acc.state.oh.us. Please note the State’s public license lookup status of Active means “valid and current,” in relation to all license types.
New eLicense System
The Accountancy Board of Ohio transitioned to eLicense Ohio on April 23, 2018. Registration information was emailed to all licensees; please send an email to ACCBd-Ohio@acc.state.oh.us if you have not received this registration email.
Applications for CPA certification and firm registration are now available online.
Paper applications are no longer accepted to renew firm registrations. Individuals who wish to renew their CPA or PA license via paper application and pay by check must make this request in writing (email, fax, or by mail), and the application must be postmarked by December 31.
The Last Time the Accountancy Board Increased Fees was 1994
In 1994, Ohio Administrative Code Section 4701-17-08, authorized the Accountancy Board to charge a thirty-dollar surcharge in order to fund the operations of the Board.
The Board has been able to keep the budget in balance for the last 24 years without the surcharge. The Board has worked very hard to maintain a high level of service to licensees and the public over these years. However, this is no longer feasible without the surcharge.
In 1994, the Board had a staff of 11 people and that has been reduced to 9 staff members. We have economized at every opportunity. The surcharge will not be used to add staffing or change the nature of the Board operations. It is needed to meet the normal increase in cost of daily operations and the impact of inflation over a long period of time.
Twenty-four years is a good long run without an increase in fees, but it is no longer sustainable. Starting in 2018, the Board will exercise its existing authority to add the surcharge.
Starting October 2, 2018 triennial fees will be $180 for a permit to practice; and $85 for a non-practicing registration (CPA inactive).
This tool is to track CPE credits only - not for renewal of an Ohio License
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) now offers a continuing professional education (CPE) tracking tool for all active Ohio permit holders. This tool is free to use and allows you to track and store all of your CPE documents in one location. The CPE tracking tool is located at oh.cpetracking.com. Please note when logging in, your license number is entered CPA.(your five-digit license number).
ABO Newsletter - 2018 Winter Edition
Next Board Meeting is Scheduled for February 8, 2019
Meeting Location: Vern Riffe Center, 77 South High Street, 31st Floor, Room West B & C, Columbus, Ohio 43215-6128. read more ...