Division of Certified Public Accounting
Frequently Asked Questions - Relinquish a License
1. How do I relinquish my individual license?
You must submit the Change of Status Application along with your wall certificate and license. Submit the application to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, 2601 Blair Stone Rd, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. Your request will be considered by the Board of Accountancy at a regularly scheduled board meeting. You will be notified of the Board’s decision with two weeks of the meeting date.
2. How do I relinquish my firm license?
You will need to submit a letter requesting to relinquish your license. Submit your request to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, 2601 Blair Stone Rd, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. Your request will be considered by the Board of Accountancy at a regularly scheduled board meeting. Note: In order to relinquish your firm license it must be in current status.
3. Can I relinquish a delinquent firm license?
No, your license must be in current status to relinquish.
4. How do I retire my license?
The Florida Board of Accountancy does not have a retired status. If you do not wish to maintain an active license you have two options.
Option 1 – Request Inactive Status – A licensee can remain on inactive status indefinitely by renewing every two years. If you wish to place your license on inactive status you can do so during your renewal cycle. You should receive a renewal notice around the first week of October. To place your license on inactive status check the inactive box on the top of the renewal notice and pay the fee as indicated in the renewal notice.
Option 2 – Voluntary Relinquish License – To voluntary relinquish your license, you will need to complete the Change of Status Application.