Division of Certified Public Accounting
Mail all applications and supporting documentation to:
DBPR Central Intake Unit
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
RENEWALS & REACTIVATIONS
Effective with the re-establishment period ending June 30, 2011, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation no longer requires licensees to submit CPE. CPAs must still complete required CPE by June 30th of their renewal year. Documented evidence of course completion should be retained two years after the current renewal period in the event the licensee is selected for the CPE audit.
Licensure renewal fees submitted on-line or postmarked after December 31st must include a $50.00 late renewal fee.
RENEWING YOUR CPA LICENSE
Renewing a current active CPA license consists of
- Completion of continuing professional education (CPE) credits (80 hours with at least 20 hours in accounting and auditing and 4 hours of a board approved ethics course)
- Pay a $105.00 license renewal fee.
CPE courses must be complete by June 30th of the renewal year. There are two automatic extensions that can be utilized by licensees who are unable to meet their CPE requirement by June 30th. The first extension is September 15th and requires the licensee to complete an additional eight (8) hours of accounting and auditing credits. Therefore, the licensee would complete a total of 88 hours with at least 28 in accounting and auditing. The second extension is December 31st and requires the licensee to complete an additional 16 hours of accounting and auditing. Therefore, the licensee would complete a total of 96 hours with at least 36 in accounting and auditing.
Failure to meet the renewal requirements by December 31st of the renewal year will result in the license reverting to delinquent status effective January 1 of the following year. Delinquent status licenses will revert to Null and Void after two years unless license is reactivated or placed on Inactive status.
CPA LAWS & RULE ELIMINATED
Legislation signed by the Governor on May 27, 2009, eliminates completion of the Florida laws and rules examination as a requirement for CPA licensure renewal. To successfully complete the renewal process of an active license, the CPA must
- Complete 80 hours of CPE to include 4 hours of board approved ethics and 20 hours in accounting/auditing subjects by June 30th of the renewal year*.
- Pay $105.00 renewal fee by December 31st of the renewal year to avoid $50.00 late renewal fee
Renewing a current inactive CPA license only requires payment of the $105.00 licensure renewal fee. A current active licensee may request inactive status during their renewal cycle (October 1st through December 31st) by writing inactive on the renewal notice and remitting the appropriate renewal fee. If the request for inactive status is made outside of the renewal period, the licensee must remit the Change of Status Application and a $50.00 change of status fee to DBPR, Licensure Maintenance,1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399.
All firm licenses expire December 31st each odd year. Renewals notices are mailed no later than October 1st. Firms must renew active. Firms who change their structure or names must submit a new application.