You can change your status by completing the appropriate request form available from our website here. Please note: you are advised to notify the Department of Revenue if you change your CPA license status from Active to Inactive or Retired status. Please see below for the definition of the status requested.
Anyone not practicing public accounting qualifies to hold an Inactive CPA license. If you work in industry and do not perform accounting services for the public this license status releases you from the CPE reporting requirement. However, the license is still valid and you are still required to renew the license prior to its expiration date. Although prohibited from performing public accounting services, you may use your CPA designation on letterhead, business cards, resumes, etc., as long as it is accompanied by the word “Inactive”.
You qualify to obtain a Retired CPA license if you are 65 years of age or above and are not in the practice of public accounting. Like Inactive licensees, you are released from the CPE reporting requirement, but are still required to renew the license and pay the renewal fee. Although prohibited from performing public accounting services, you may use your CPA designation on letterhead, business cards, resumes, etc., as long as it is accompanied by the word Retired.
Requirements to return to Active Status: To return your CPA license status to Active, you will need to complete the application for reactivation of your CPA license and provide proof of completion of 80 hours of approved technical CPE within the 24 months immediately preceding the application submission date and send that information to the Board's office. If reactivating from a closed status, you must also pay the renewal fee (currently $110.00). If your license is expired, you must contact Board staff for a reinstatement application.