CPAs & Firms


Online Renewal / Reinstatement for the Year 2021

The 2021 renewal period commenced on November 1, 2020.  Expiration notices to those individuals and firms that did not renew for 2021 are being mailed out March 1, 2021.

 

Note:  Delinquent and reinstatement fees will be assessed
for all late renewals after January 31st
Click here for Fee Schedule

 

ACTIVE CPAs and INACTIVE or RETIRED Individuals:

If you were registered through December 31, 2020 and did not renew for 2021, you may reinstate your CPA license or certificate for 2021 either online or by mail.  Forms can be found on the “Forms & Links” page.

To renew online, click here:  [ ONLINE RENEWALS ]

 

FIRMS:

Firms cannot reinstate an expired Firm Permit online.  Your firm should complete the “2021 FIRM PERMIT Renewal Form – Reinstatement Same Year” found on the “Forms & Links” page.

 

2020 CPE Reporting:

Due date to earn ‘2020’ CPE has been extended to June 30, 2021
Deadline to report ‘2020’ CPE has been extended to July 15, 2021

As a reminder, all licensed CPAs with a CPE requirement are required to earn 2020 CPE hours by the extended due date of June 30, 2021 and submit the 2020 CPE Report Form by the extended due date of July 15, 2021 or your renewal will not be valid and complete.  2020 hours must include 3 hours of Professional Ethics from one of the Board-approved courses, unless you meet the out-of-state exception.

Only those CPAs who are renewing as Active need to report CPE.  If you are changing to or renewing as Inactive or Retired, there is no CPE reporting requirement, including Ethics, for 2020 in order to renew for 2021.

 

2021 CPE Reporting:

As a reminder, all licensed CPAs with a CPE requirement are required to earn 2021 CPE hours by December 31, 2021 and submit the 2021 CPE Report Form by January 31, 2022 or your renewal will not be valid and complete.  There is no Ethics requirement for 2021.

Only those CPAs who are renewing as Active need to report CPE.  If you are changing to or renewing as Inactive or Retired, there is no CPE reporting requirement for 2021 in order to renew for 2022.

Additional information about CPE can be found by following the link below:

[ CPE Form and Other Information ]


Didn’t get your notice?

If you do not receive your reminder notice and need login information, did you move or change employers and forget to tell the Board?  You can click on the “Online Renewals” button above and select “Forgot User ID?” at the bottom of the ACCESS Your Account window.  Your User ID will be emailed to you after responding to the questions.  You can also reset your password in a similar manner by selecting “Forgot Password?”


Expired Certificates 

If your CPA license has been expired for more than one year, please contact the Board’s office for information on how to reinstate an expired license.


NOTE:  Licensed CPAs who no longer practice and wish to renew as INACTIVE status and be exempted from CPE should email the Board at
sitemaster@cpaboard.state.la.us with the following information – your name and certificate number for confirmation – in order for us to update the database. After the database has been updated, you must renew your inactive status online or by paper.  There is no application fee to change to INACTIVE status.

Please note that if you decide to reinstate to ACTIVE status in the future, the Board’s current reinstatement requirements include completion of 120 hours of continuing professional education within the past 3 years from reinstatement PLUS one year of work experience within the past 4 years from reinstatement which must be verified by an active-licensed CPA.  You should contact the Board at that time for information.

 

CPAs who no longer practice and wish to apply as CPA-RETIRED status and be exempted from CPE should review the information found on the “Forms & Links” page.  You cannot “renew” into that status – you must apply.

 

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ADDRESS CHANGES

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

Change of Address

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 CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

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

CPE

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NON RESIDENT CPAs

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

Non-resident CPAs

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BOARD FEES

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

Fee Schedule