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Certified Public Accountants

Starting July 1, DCRA will begin accepting renewal applications for occupational and professional licenses.

  • On July 1, 2021, you may start submitting your renewal application online if your license reflects an expiration date during the COVID-19 pandemic. For licenses that expire October 31, 2021 or later, renewal notices will be sent at a later date.
  • You are strongly encouraged to renew early to ensure that renewal is completed before enforcement begins.
  • All occupational and professional licenses are issued biennially, with the exception of Special Police Officers, whose licenses are issued annually. Licenses that expire October 31, 2021 or later may be renewed as per their usual renewal cycles. Note: if your license reflects an expiration date of 2022, no renewal action is required until 2022 when you may renew beginning 90 days before your current license expires. 

General Information

The District of Columbia Board of Accountancy regulates the licenses of professional accountants and protects consumers by upholding the District of Columbia accountancy license law.

The Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor. Four members must each hold a license as a certified public accountant (CPA) in the District, hold a valid permit to practice, and have practiced public accountancy as a CPA in the District for a minimum of five years at the time of appointment. One member must be a non-accountant representing consumers. Three members of the Board constitute a quorum.

The Board meets the first Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs located at 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. Due to the public health emergency, all board meetings are currently being held virtually.

Board meeting minutes are available at


Apply for license

Click to apply for a license.


Items Needed for Application

  • One 2”x2” passport-style photo (.jpeg format)
  • Un-expired government-issued ID (e.g., driver’s license)*
  • Debit or credit card to pay application, exam, or license fees


CPC - U.S. Corp/Partnership (CPC) Application

  • Letter of Good Standing must be requested from DC Corporations.  must be requested from the state board of accountancy where applicant is licensed to be sent directly to the Board



Individuals seeking accounting licensure in the District of Columbia must first submit credentialing information and schedule examinations directly with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). For applicants that submitted prior applications directly with the Board of Accountancy, credentialing information must be submitted to and examinations scheduled with the NASBA also. Your application will be reviewed and processed after you have successfully passed all examinations and eligibility requirements for licensure in the District. Applicants will be notified for final licensure procedures once you have passed the four-part examination and meet the District’s licensing requirements.



Certified Public Accountants

  • Application $65.00
  • License $110.00 (up to 2 years)
  • Renewal $110.00 (up to 2 years)
  • Late Renewal Fee $50.00
  • Reinstated License $110.00 (up to 2 years)
  • Inactive Status $110.00
  • Duplicate License $30.00
  • Verification of Records $30.00
  • Permit to Practice $110.00 (up to 2 years)

Public Accountants

  • Renewal $110.00
  • Late Renewal Fee $50.00
  • Inactive Status $110.00
  • Duplicate License $30.00
  • Verification of Records $30.00

Refund Request


License Renewal
Expiration Date: December 31; Renewal Year: Even

Submit an application for renewal of an occupational or professional license.

Continuing Education  
Continuing Education Reporting Form

Letter of Certification/License Verification
Request a Letter of License Certification
Experience Verification Form



Meeting Dates  

  • January 7, 2022
  • February 11, 2022
  • March 4, 2022
  • April - Recess
  • May 6, 2022
  • June 3, 2022
  • July 1, 2022
  • August 5, 2022
  • September - No meeting
  • October 7, 2022
  • November 4, 2022
  • December 2, 2022

Contact Us

Board Members

Robert Todero – Chair, CPA
Antonia Browning Smiley – CPA
Angela Avant – CPA
Joseph Drew – Consumer Member
Bridget Gagne – CPA

To apply for a vacancy, please visit the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments for more information and an application.

Board Staff

Angela Meggett-Strudwick – Board Administrator
Leon Lewis – Program Coordinator
Kevin Cyrus – Education Coordinator

For more information, please contact DCRA’s Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration using our online inquiry form, via email at [email protected], by phone at (202) 442-4320.
Direct Email: [email protected]

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