Indiana Board of Accountancy
The Indiana Board of Accountancy and the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency have been monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and its impact. Below are some updates on how the board and our profession are responding.
Remote Work: The Board of Accountancy will have the majority of our staff working remotely in the coming weeks to protect the health of our employees. The Indianapolis office is open to the public by appointment only. While routine operations of the agency will continue, please note that there may be disruptions or delays in the processing of your requests. Many staff are working remotely and the best way to contact us during this time is through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, questions by telephone at 317-234-8800 can be answered between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
CPE Hardship Waiver:
At this time all CPE requirements for license renewal remain in effect. Please access this link for the Statutes and Rules: https://www.in.gov/pla/2666.htm.
Pursuant to IC 25-1-4-4, a hardship waiver for CPE can be requested of the Board. Please submit your request for a hardship waiver of CPE to the Board no less than two weeks prior to the Board meeting to Rachelle Cannon-Mason, Compliance Officer, at RCannonMason@pla.in.gov. Please keep in mind that waiver requests are reviewed by the Board on a case by case basis.
Indiana Board of Accountancy 2021 Meeting Dates:
January 15th, 2021
March 19th, 2021
May 21st, 2021
July 16th, 2021
September 17th, 2021
November 19, 2021
Pass/Fail Courses: The Indiana Board of Accountancy will accept any course taken as pass/fail as long as the student receives earned semester hours for the successful completion of the course. The completed course must be on an official transcript from an appropriately accredited university, college or community college.
CPA Exam Changes & Extensions: At this time, there have been changes announced regarding the CPA Exam. For a CPA Exam/ Notice to Schedule (NTS)/18-month credit extension request, please send in a request by mail or e-mail stating your Exam section(s) information including its expiration date(s), reason for this extension request, and the desired extension time period. The Indiana Board of Accountancy will review these requests on a case by case basis at subsequent board meetings.
On July 17, 2020, the Board members voted to approve all Exam credit expirations be extended until December 31, 2020. Please note that NTS requests can be extended as long as the candidate does not have a current appointment or it has not expired. For NTS extensions email the Board of Accountancy your request following the guidelines as they will still be reviewed on a case by case basis. Credit Extensions can be done at any time even after they have expired and at this time, no action is required by candidates and there is no need to contact NASBA or your Board of Accountancy. If your exam credit expires outside of this window, you will need to follow normal policies to request an extension.
Further exam extension requests will be reviewed by the board at subsequent board meetings. Prometric will waive all rescheduling fees and cancel scheduled appointments and clear the NTS for candidates to reschedule at their convenience.
Continuous Testing: Starting July 1, 2020, NASBA will begin continuous testing for CPA exam candidates. Under the new continuous testing model, candidates will have the ability to take the exam year-round, without restriction, other than waiting to receive scores from prior attempts of the same section or when there is a major change to the exam. Continuous testing will replace the existing CPA exam testing window model, which only permits candidates to test during designated time frames each calendar quarter. Learn more about continuous testing on the NASBA website at https://nasba.org/exams/continuous-testing/.
Testing Centers: Prometric resumed testing for the CPA exam in the U.S. on May 1, 2020. Prometric’s goal is to continue to open testing centers when and where it is safe to do so in accordance with all local, state and federal regulations. View the open testing centers at www.prometric.com/site-openings.
Review the latest frequently asked questions on the NASBA website at https://nasba.org/uniform-cpa-examination-testing-faqs/.
There will be revised guidelines in place at the testing centers to protect the health and well-being of CPA candidates and staff that comply with local and federal mandates. Some guidelines include:
Bringing and wearing a mask during the entire time present at the testing center. Both medical masks and cloth face coverings are acceptable. Any test taker that comes to the testing center without a mask will not be allowed to test, marked as a “no show,” and will not be eligible for a free reschedule.
Safe distancing guidelines will be followed through with the seating of test takers.
Monitoring will be done exclusively using DVR monitoring. Physical walkthroughs will be waived unless there is adequate space to comply with local government distancing guidelines.
Candidates who are displaced as a result of social distancing will receive an email notification that their appointment has been canceled prior to their scheduled test date, including instructions on next steps to reschedule their appointment if applicable.
Prometric strongly encourages test takers who are sick/have been sick within the past two weeks, recently traveled, or exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, to stay home and reschedule your exam.
More information regarding testing during the COVID-19 outbreak can be found on the NASBA website.
First Time Licensee with Education and Experience in Indiana
Obtaining a Reciprocal License from a Substantially Equivalent U.S. Jurisdiction
Obtaining a Reciprocal License from a Non-Substantially Equivalent U.S. Jurisdiction
Obtaining a CPA License by Transfer of Grades
Accountancy Application Part I and Part II - Form 49209
Accountancy Application Part II - Verification of Experience Form 53888
Obtaining a Firm Permit
Application for Firm Permit - Form 46609
Activation of an Inactive CPA License
Application for Activation of an Inactive CPA/PA/AP License - Form 48541
CPE Tracking Worksheet - Excel
CPE Tracking Worksheet - PDF
The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency no longer prints and mails license cards to anyone as a courtesy upon licensure, certification, renewal or reinstatement. You may visit our Online Services page to verify the status of a license or to order a pocketcard or wall certificate, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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