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Licensing requirements

A licensure applicant from Virginia who has passed the CPA exam in Virginia will need to:

If applying in a calendar year after passing the CPA exam, in addition to the above you will need to submit:

  • Certificates of Completion for required continuing professional education; 40 hours per year
  • Certificate of Completion for the current year’s Virginia-Specific Ethics Course
  • Official college transcripts may be required, dependent on when the applicant sat for the CPA exam

A licensure applicant who has passed the CPA exam in another state or jurisdiction will need to:

If applying in a calendar year after passing the CPA exam, in addition to the above you will need to submit:

  • Certificates of Completion for required continuing professional education; 40 hours per year
  • Certificate of Completion for the current year’s Virginia-Specific Ethics Course
  • Official college transcripts may be required, dependent on when the applicant sat for the CPA exam

A licensure applicant from a substantially equivalent state or jurisdiction will need to:

A licensure applicant from a non-substantially equivalent state or jurisdiction will need to:

A licensure applicant from another country will need to:

Requesting information from the VBOA

Duplicate wall certificate
Request a duplicate wall certificate by logging in on the VBOA website and making a document request.

Education transcripts, experience and/or CPE documentation
The VBOA is not responsible for maintaining a licensee or exam candidate’s education, experience or CPE documentation. It is the responsibility of the licensee and exam candidate.

Transfer CPA exam scores
Please send a check for $25 to the VBOA along with the CPA Exam Score Transfer Form to transfer scores from Virginia.

Verification of Licensure
The Verification of Licensure includes CPA exam scores, confirmation of AICPA Ethics Exam, disciplinary actions and the status of license with the VBOA. A Verification of Licensure transferred to a board of accountancy in another state or jurisdiction can be requested by logging in on the VBOA website.

If the Verification of Licensure needs to be sent to an employer, a professional organization, for personal use, etc., the request cannot be made online. For these requests, mail a written request with a check for $50 to the VBOA.

 

Note: Pursuant to Code of Virginia § 54.1-116, all CPA license applicants must provide a Social Security number or control number issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.