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Initial CPA Corporation

Application to practice as a corporation or LLC accountancy firm. At least one member of the firm must hold a current active Florida CPA license in order to qualify as a CPA firm.

Application Requirements:
 
  • Section 473.3125 (4), F.S., Effective January 1, 2015, a licensed firm or public accounting firm as defined in s. 473.302(7) and licensed under s. 473.3101 and engaged in the practice of public accounting as defined in s. 473.302(8)(a), except for the performance of compilations and reviews as those terms are defined by the board, must be enrolled in a peer review program.
  • INDIVIDUAL LICENSE: At least one member of the firm must hold a current active Florida CPA license in order to qualify as a CPA firm. However, all CPAs domiciled in Florida must hold a current active Florida license. An out-of-state CPA Firm can qualify if the Firm has no Florida domiciled owners and qualifies under Section 473.3141, F.S.

  • SUNBIZ REGISTRATION: Your corporate name must be registered with the Division of Corporations prior to submitting your application. Additionally, if you are using a DBA, it also must be registered with the Division of Corporations as a Fictitious Name. The link to the Division of Corporations is: http://www.sunbiz.org/


  • APPLICATION: Complete the application by clicking on the "Online Services" link or the "Printable Application" link at the bottom of the page.


  • FEES: $150 non refundable application fee (for two-year license) or $75 non refundable application fee in an odd year (such as 2007, 2009, 2011, etc.) for applications received prior to September 1st. Applicants that apply on or after September 1st will be required to pay the $150 non refundable application fee.

  • INSURANCE: Proof of minimum capitalization or adequate public liability insurance. Must obtain minimum capitalization, public liability insurance, an irrevocable letter of credit, in a minimum amount of $50,000 per shareholder, officer, member, or partner and any Florida licensed CPA to a maximum of $2,000,000, or a signed waiver of limitation on liability.


  • MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about this profession (use the back button or arrow to return to this page).

If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395 or use our convenient contact form.


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