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CPA Application Instructions

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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. You will be contacted by a customer service representative with details of what additional documentation is required to complete your application. Applications are processed in the order received.

Certified Public Accountancy License Instructions

  • Completed Application: Applications may be submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov or completed by paper and mailed to our office.  If submitting the paper application, all sections of Parts I and II must be completed and submitted for all methods except applicants applying by Reciprocity from a State that is Substantially Equivalent to Indiana.
  • Application Fee:
    • -No fee is required during submission of Application for first time applicants.  This method is Board Approval.
    • -The application fee for all other application methods is $75.00 to be paid by credit or debit card for applications submitted online at MyLicense.IN.gov. If applying by paper/mail make checks or money orders payable to Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.  All application fees are nonrefundable.
  • Positive Response Documentation: If you answer "Yes" to any questions on the application, explain fully in a statement that includes all details. Include the violation, location, date, cause number, and disposition. Submit copies of court documents for each instance to support the statement.
  • Notarized CPA Verification of Experience*State Form 53888: Required for all methods other than Reciprocity from a Substantially Equivalent State Applicants.  Section 1 is to be completed by the applicant, section 2 is to be completed by the individual with an active license, and section 3 is to be completed by the Notary Public.  This document may be uploaded during the application process, emailed to pla14@pla.in.gov, or mailed for processing.
  • CPA Examination Grades from the state the Exam(s) were taken (Original Document): Required for Transfer of Grades and Board Approval application methods.
  • Transcripts*: Original copy of the transcript(s). This information is to be sent directly from the college/university.
  • Name Change Documentation: Documentation of any legal name change if your name differs from that on any of your documents. Documentation may include a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree.
  • Verification of Licensure: Verification or “Letter of Good Standing” for any registration/license/certification to practice any profession or occupation in another state or territory.  Verifications must be submitted directly from the state of issuance.  You may find the verification form here.
  • Issuance Fee: An issuance fee will be required once the application is approved.  Each applicant will be notified by email of the amount based on 872 IAC 1-1-10.

*Not required for Reciprocity applicants.  This information is confirmed on the Verification of License/Letter of Good Standing.

The Fair Information Practice Act:  In compliance with Ind. Code 4-1-6, this agency is notifying you that you must provide the requested information, or your application will not be processed. You have the right to challenge, correct, or explain information maintained by this agency. The information you provide will become public record. Your examination scores and grade transcripts are confidential except in circumstances where their release is required by law, in which case you will be notified.

Mandatory Disclosure of U.S. Social Security Number: Your social security number is being requested by this state agency in accordance with Ind. Code 4-1-8-1 and 25-1-5- 11(a). Disclosure is mandatory, and this record cannot be processed without it.

Failure to disclose your U.S. social security number will result in the denial of your application. Application fees are not refundable.

Abandon Applications:  If an applicant does not submit all requirements within one (1) year after the date on which the application is filed, the application for licensure is abandoned without any action of the Board. An application submitted after an abandoned application shall be treated as a new application.

CPA Application Information

  • IPLA Address/Phone Number/Fax/Email/Website:
    Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
    Attn:  State Board of Accountancy
    402 West Washington Street, Room W072
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
    Staff Phone: (317) 234-8800
    FAX #: (317) 233-4236
    Staff Email:   pla14@pla.in.gov
    Website:       www.pla.in.gov
  • Information on Application Methods –
    • Board Approval – For applicants that have never held a Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) License in any US jurisdiction, have successfully completed the CPA exam in Indiana, and want to obtain your first license in the State of Indiana.
    • Transfer of Grades – For applicants that have obtained education and experience and have passed the CPA Exam in another state, but do not currently hold a license in that other state.
    • Reciprocity – For applicants that have an active license in a Substantially Equivalent State and wish to obtain a CPA License in Indiana.
  • List of Substantially Equivalent States
  • States

     

    Substantially Equivalent Jurisdiction

      

    Territories

    Alabama (Two Tier State)*

    Idaho

    Minnesota

    North Carolina

    Texas

    Guam

    Alaska

    Illinois (Two Tier State)*

    Mississippi

    North Dakota

    Utah

    Puerto Rico

    Arizona

    Iowa

    MIssouri

    Ohio

    Vermont

    Commonwealth of the Northern

    Mariana Islands

    Arkansas

    Kansas (Two Tier State)*

    Montana (Two Tier State)*

    Oklahoma

    Virginia

    District of

    Columbia

    California

    Kentucky

    Nebraska (Two Tier State)*

    Oregon

    Washington

     

    Colorado

    Louisiana

    New Hampshire

    Pennsylvania

    West Virginia

     

    Connecticut

    Maine

    Nevada

    Rhode Island

    Wisconsin

     

    Florida

    Maryland

    New Jersey

    South Carolina

    Wyoming

     

    Georigia

    Massachusetts

    New Mexico

    South Dakota

      

    Hawaii

    Michigan

    New York

    Tennessee

      

    *Note: Two Tier States may have separate Licenses and Certificates. Indiana REQUIRES the proof of License. Certificates will not be accepted. Holders of Certificates are required to submit Transfer of Grades Application.

    The following States/Territories are NOT Equivalent States and must complete submit the Notarized CPA Verification of Experience.

    Not Equivalent Territories

    Virgin Islands

  • Issuance Fee Information:
  • Licensure/Application Fee Structure

    CPA Certificate of Registration – 3 years

    Fee

    Authorization

    First year of cycle (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)$85.00*872 IAC 1-1-10(b) (4)
    Second year of cycle        (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023)$60.00*872 IAC 1-1-10(c) (1)
    Third year of cycle (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024)$35.00*872 IAC 1-1-10(c) (2)
    • Other Documentation

    The following will be forwarded to our office by NASBA CPA Examination Services for Board Approval Applicants. If your application arrives before we receive your transcript and grades, a customer service representative will contact CPA Exam Services and request the information be mailed to us.

    1. Files will contain:
      Examination Application
      Certified Original College/University Transcript
      Transcript Evaluation
      CPA Examination Grades

    If you have any questions regarding your examinations or transcripts contact:

    NASBA CPA Examination Services

    • Toll Free: 1.800.CPA.EXAM
    • Mail:   
      Indiana Coordinator
      CPA Examination Services

      PO Box 198469
      Nashville, Tennessee 37219-8469
    • Phone: 615.880.4250
    • Fax: 615.880.4290, Attn: IN Coordinator
    • Email: cpaes-in@nasba.org