Important Board News
New CPE rules in effect January 1, 2024. See Details below.
If you perform audits or attestation services for Georgia based clients (See Board Rule 20-8-.01(1-2)), you would need to apply for a Firm License in Georgia (Please read the full Board Rules 20-7, 20-8 & 20-9 related to Firm offices in Georgia).
Please click on www.NASBA.org to begin application. NASBA handles that for our State including the processing of Initial Firm Applications. The Georgia Licensing Specialist (email at [email protected] ) should be able to assist you with any questions you may have.
Your staff does not have to be individually licensed in GA, as long as the Firm is licensed in GA and the supervisors hold current active licenses in their home state.
For Individual CPAs:
If you are living in GA, you are required to be actively licensed in GA in order to hold yourself out as a CPA and use the designation.
You would obtain a Reciprocal License in GA and must apply for it through NASBA.
You must meet the GA Education requirement for licensing in GA even though you are licensed in another State, and you must hold an Active license in the State you are reciprocating from. You can upload your resume’ and previous experience verification to satisfy that requirement.
Please click on www.NASBA.org to begin application. NASBA handles that for our State including the processing of Initial Reciprocal Applications and the requirements for qualification. The Georgia Licensing Specialist (email at [email protected] ) 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. The Board recommends contacting the other State Boards if you are not going to keep up with those licenses and find out what you need to do to satisfy their requirement.
Finally, you are exempt from the CPE requirement for the remainder of the first calendar year your license is issued in GA. All individual CPA licenses expire 12/31 of odd numbered years.