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Law and rules and regulations - Hard copies are available from the Board office upon request.  Remember to include your mailing address with your request.

Name Change - Will be made only when a copy of an official document (marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order) is submitted with the application.  You may download the application here and submit the completed form to the board office with the copies of the official documents with the applicable fee.  The fee for a duplicate license is $5.00 (check or money order) payable to the Commonwealth of PA.

Address Change - The board office must be notified within 10 days of any change in address.  The board will accept the home address in addition to the business address.  The business address must be maintained by the board and be available to the public upon request.  You may download the application here and submit the completed form to the board office. 

Request for Certification of Licensure/Examination Scores - The completed application with the appropriate fee must be forwarded to the board office.  You may download the form here and submit the completed form to the board office with the applicable fee.  The fees for this service are as follows:

Request for Certification of Licensure - $15.00

Request for Certification of Exam Scores - $25.00

Request for Certification of Licensure and Exam Scores - $40.00

Make fees payable to the "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania." NOTE: A $20.00 processing fee will be assessed for any payment returned by your bank, regardless of the reason for non-payment.

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Board application forms are available to be downloaded.

If you require special accommodation in downloading or viewing a form, please e-mail the BPOA Webmaster at

Certified Public Accountant Certification Application
Certified Public Accountant Domestic Reciprocity Application

Certified Public Accountant Foreign Reciprocity Application

Initial Firm Registration Application
Continuing Professional Education Program Sponsor Initial Application
Temporary Practice Application
Request for Certification of Licensure
Request for Changes to an Individual License

CPE Reporting Form

Authorship Certification Statement Form

 Verification of Experience Form

Questions regarding practice of this profession may be directed to the Office of the State Board: 

Board Administrator, State Board of Accountancy, P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2649, (717) 783-1404. e-mail:

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Board Examination Information:

Certified Public Accountant Examination 

For examination application contact:  CPA Examination Services, P.O. Box 198689, Nashville, TN  37219-8689.  Phone 1-800-272-3926.  Completed applications are submitted directly to CPA Examination Services. 

Information regarding computerization of the examination may be viewed  at

Specific examination requirements and information for Pennsylvania candidates may be viewed at:

Note:  The fees relating to the CPA examination are paid to CPA Examination Services, a unit of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, which processes examination applications on behalf of the Board.

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License renewal cycle and fees:

Licenses expire December 31st of every odd-numbered year.  The Board mails renewal notices two to three months prior to the license expiration date.  Notices are mailed to the most recent address the licensee has reported to the Board.  The Postal Service does not forward licenses.
Accountancy Firm $100.00
Certified Public Accountant $100.00
Public Accountant $100.00 
Program Sponsor $150.00
Continuing Professional Education - Completion of eighty (80) hours in programs approved by the Board.  The reporting period for licensees shall be January 1 of even-numbered years to December 31 of odd-numbered years.  A minimum of twenty (20) credit hours shall be taken each year.

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State Board of Accountancy
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone - (717) 783-1404
Fax - (717) 705-5540

Modified Date: 05/28/2013 11:05 AM