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Continuing Professional Education for the 2018-2019 CPE Reporting Period

2019 is a reporting year! The CPA license renewal period begins around October 1, 2019 and ends on December 31, 2019. Please remember to complete your CPE requirements with the Georgia State Board of Accountancy. You are required to complete 80 hours of CPE during the 2018-2019 reporting period (which must include 16 hours of A&A) and a minimum of 20 of the 80 hours must be completed in each calendar year. Please reference Board Rule 20-11 for these and all other CPE requirements.

Important Notice on 2016-2017 CPE Audits

The Georgia State Board of Accountancy has once again utilized NASBA to conduct the CPE Audits for the 2016-2017 reporting period. Active Georgia CPAs were randomly selected from our database and Final Result Letters were mailed November 1, 2018. The Board is sending all disciplinary letters via The Georgia Department of Law by the end of March 2019. Failure to respond to this notice will result in the loss of your Active status as a licensed CPA in Georgia.

Ready to Take the CPA Exam or Get Licensed in Georgia?

Please go to www.NASBA.org and click on the “Licensure” heading to see the process for initial licensing in Georgia. NASBA handles that for our State including the processing of Initial Individual Applications, the requirements for qualification and the application for taking the CPA exam. There are links to CPA Examination Services on NASBA’s website. You can also contact the GA Licensing Specialist (email at galicense@nasba.org ) who can provide you with specific answers to your questions not found on our website. If you are not a US citizen or Qualified Alien, there are potential barriers to being licensed in Georgia. In order to be eligible to be licensed by the State of Georgia, candidates must be a U.S. citizen, a legal permanent resident of the U.S., or a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act. NASBA provides an academic review service for a fee (which is required for International Education through NIES) at the following link: https://nasba.org/licensure/nasbalicensing/georgia-2/

CPA Moving to Georgia and Ready to Get Licensed in Georgia?

If you live in Georgia, you are required to be actively licensed in Georgia in order to hold yourself out as a CPA and use the designation. You would obtain a Reciprocal License in Georgia and must apply for it through NASBA. You must meet the Georgia Education requirement for licensing in Georgia even though you are licensed in another State, and you must hold an Active license in the State you are reciprocating from. Please go to www.NASBA.org and click on the “Licensure” heading to see the process for initial licensing in Georgia and follow the path for Initial Reciprocal Applications. The Georgia Licensing Specialist (email at galicense@nasba.org ) should be able to assist you with any questions you may have. Each State’s License is independent and you need to keep up with the qualifications for renewal for each license. We strongly recommend contacting the other State Boards if you are not going to keep up with those licenses to determine what you need to do for compliance with their Rules.

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