CPAs & Firms

CPA Online Renewal for the Year 2014:
CPA Licenses, CPA inactive registrations, and Firm Permits

The Online Renewal period for 2014 commenced on November 1, 2013.  Expiration notices, with login and password information, are being mailed in March to CPAs who have not yet renewed for 2014. If you were registered as of the end of 2013 and did not already renew for 2014, you may reinstate your CPA certificate or your Inactive status for 2014 either online -or- by mailing a paper form which you can download from the “Forms & Links” page.

Reinstatement fees are added to the renewal and delinquent fees. Fees can be paid online by credit card –Visa, MasterCard, or American Express– or by an ACH transaction (‘Check Draft’).


There are compatibility issues with higher versions of Internet Explorer which could prevent you from renewing online this year.

Click here (Please see note below if you have Internet Explorer v9 or higher):  ONLINE RENEWAL 

You have completed the Online Renewal ONLY WHEN you click on the “Complete Renewal” button after making your online payment.

NOTE: To check your version of Internet Explorer, click the Help key on the Internet menu (File – Edit – View – Favorites – Tools – HELP), then click “About Internet Explorer” and you should see the version you are on.

If you are on Internet Explorer v9 or higher, click on the “Compability View” button to the right of the address bar which will bring you to a lower version temporarily. This may help you thru the Online Renewal process.

If you are on a new computer, you may not have an earlier version of Internet Explorer available and may need to download a renewal application. If so, you can find the appropriate renewal forms at “Forms & Links” which can be mailed with your payment.

If you have to logout before you complete the questions, your input remains and you can resume when you login again by selecting “Continue”.  You can move back and forth between items and change your responses upon review.  If an answer that is required is omitted, you will be prompted.  You will be able to print your responses and receipt verification online.

If you do not wish to renew Online, you can download the appropriate 2014 form(s) at the “Forms & Links” page. Be sure to use the correct form.  Instructions are included in the download.

NOTE: Licensed CPAs who no longer practice and wish to change to inactive status and be exempted from CPE should email the Board in order for us to update the database. After the database has been updated, you must renew your inactive status online or by paper.

NOTE FOR FIRM PERMITS — To complete the 2014 renewal/reinstatement for Firms — After February 28, 2014, any Firm Permit that expired at December 31, 2013 due to non-renewal must be reinstated by completing and mailing the PAPER reinstatement form. Print, complete and mail it with the reinstatement fee ($30 per firm owner): 2014 FIRM PERMIT reinstatement form


CPAs may click the following link to complete and send the Board a change of address notice:

Change of Address



Licensed CPAs may click this link for the 2013-2015 CPE (continuing professional education) requirements:




Out of state CPAs seeking practice rights or licenses in LA should click here for information:

Non-resident CPAs



A schedule of Board fees is presented for your information, click the link below:

Fee Schedule