Header

  Close Menu

Indiana Board of Accountancy

COVID-19 Updates

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 pla14@pla.in.gov. 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: click here to access.

Pursuant to IC 25-1-4-4, a hardship waiver for CPE can be requested of the Board. Please submit your request using the hardship waiver of CPE form 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: (Updated 12/7/2020) The following Exam changes and extensions apply for Indiana CPA Exam candidates.

On November 20, 2020, members of the Board of Accountancy voted to approve Exam credit extension requests until June 30, 2021.

Candidates with examination credit expiration dates from April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 will be extended until June 30, 2021.   NASBA will update candidate records no later than December 31, 2020.   There is no need to contact the board.

Candidates impacted by COVID19 who wish to request an extension to their Notice to Schedule need to complete the Exception to Policy form located at https://nasba.org/exams/cpaexam/indiana/ or contact cpaexam@nasba.org for more information.  Each request will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

For extensions beyond 6/30/2021:
If your exam credit expires outside of this window, you will need to follow normal policies to request an extension. You must send in a request by mail or e-mail stating your Exam section(s) information including the expiration date(s), and reason for this extension request to RCannonMason@pla.in.gov. The Indiana Board of Accountancy will review these requests on a case by case basis at subsequent board meetings.

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.

Licensing Information

Applicants for personal licensing may apply online now! Go to MyLicense.IN.gov and you will either need to create or login to your Access Indiana, single sign-on account. You will complete the online application and submit payment with a credit or debit card. Please allow 48 business hours for your application to be received and reviewed. You will be contacted by a customer service representative with details of what additional documentation is required to complete your application.

Certified Public Accountancy License Information and Application

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.

Resources

Fee Schedule
CPA Examination Information
Verify Your License to Another State
CPA Mobility - View Other Jurisdictions Reciprocity Rules
Licensee Frequently Asked Questions
CPE Frequently Asked Questions
Licensure Law and Administrative Rules
Renewal Information

Accountancy Board Information

Board Meeting Dates
Members of the Indiana Board of Accountancy
Board Minutes & Agendas
Board Policies
Newsletters

Consumer Information

Consumer Frequently Asked Questions
Consumer Complaint Process

Staff Information

Toby Snell, Board Director
Dinena Moore, Assistant Board Director
Himja Parikh, Customer Service Representative
LaMeka Bland, Customer Service Representative
Anna Howe, Customer Service Representative 
Jennifer Waitwika, Customer Service Representative
Vacant, Customer Service Representative
Rachelle Cannon-Mason, Compliance Officer

Staff Phone Number: (317) 234-8800
Staff Email: pla14@pla.in.gov

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: Board of Accountancy
402 W Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204