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It’s time to renew your Georgia Certified Public Accountant license which is in Expired-Late Renewal status. You must renew before before April 30, 2018. All licenses expired on December 31, 2017. Your license renewal will not be complete until you have completed the online renewal and submitted the renewal fee.

CPA Firm License Renewal Period Coming Soon

All CPA Firm licenses expire on June 30, 2018. The window for renewing your CPA Firm license will be from April 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018. Email notifications for renewal will be sent around April 1, 2018. If your firm contact email address has changed since your last Firm renewal, please contact the Board office at to ensure we have the correct email address on the Firm license record. The renewal process will be completed online and the fee is $150 for the 2-year period ending June 30, 2020. Instructions for renewing your CPA Firm license online will be included in your email notification and in this space on our website starting April 1, 2018. Please note that it is your responsibility as a licensee in the State of Georgia to renew your Firm license by the due date. A statutory late fee of $250 will be included on all Firm renewals after the expiration date without exception.

Important Notice on CPE Audits

The Georgia State Board of Accountancy will once again be utilizing NASBA to conduct the CPE Audits for the 2016-2017 reporting period. Active Georgia CPAs will be randomly selected from our database by March 31, 2018. If selected, you will receive an email and letter from NASBA outlining your requirements. All documentation will be due to NASBA by June 30, 2018. Failure to respond to the audit notice will result in an automatic failure of the full CPE requirement for the 2016-2017 reporting period.
On April 1, 2018, the AICPA will offer CPA candidates an enhanced testing experience with the launch of its new exam software at all Prometric test centers. The software modernizes the exam’s format, functionality and design, giving access to a high-definition display and new and improved tools. One of the biggest changes coming to the exam is the introduction of Microsoft Excel® as a tool. While candidates will not be tested on their ability to use the program, it is available for use during each exam section. Other new features include a dedicated workspace to more easily toggle and view exhibits, a highlight function to help remember key elements in an exhibit and seamless cut, copy and paste. To learn more about the exam software and its features, view the CPA Exam Tutorial video at To aid in exam preparation, the AICPA has updated its tutorial topics to guide the user through the coming changes. Candidates are also encouraged to practice with the new sample tests that present the exam as it will appear in an actual test center. With the launch of the new exam software, the AICPA must ensure that the improvements do not impact the fairness and reliability of the exam. This will require minor score holds for the Q2, Q3 and Q4 test windows where scores will be released only once after the close of each window. The holds will allow the AICPA to review test question performance with the new software. For specific release dates, view the Score Release Timeline at

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