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To file a complaint against an out-of-state Firm, please complete the CBA's Complaint form.


NASBA CPAverify Website

In addition to the information available on the California Board of Accountancy website, CPAverify is an online central repository of information about licensed CPAs and public accounting firms maintained by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) to provide a single-search resource covering participating jurisdictions where a person or firm has been licensed.

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Disclaimer for Disciplinary Action Summary

The reports contained as part of this Web site represent summaries of those formal disciplinary orders issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs (Department) and its participating programs, boards, committees, and commissions, imposing suspension, revocation or other discipline. Disciplinary proceedings that are resolved by dismissal of the accusation or otherwise result in no actual discipline of a license are not reported at this Web site.

Summary information on recent orders is prepared approximately thirty (30) days after the final decision date of a disciplinary case. Therefore, although this web site may presently lack any such report, some licensees will actually be named in accusations, or be subject to disciplinary orders. The lack of a summary for a particular licensed person does not mean that the licensee has never been the subject of an accusation or administrative discipline.

The brief summaries offered at this web site are not intended as substitutes for the actual decisions and orders issued by the Department and its participating programs, boards, committees, and commissions. Copies of those decisions and orders are available at no cost by writing to the designated address for each program or board.

Also, the actions reported here may not be final and may not reflect any judicial action to stay or modify the administrative order. You should not take any action based on information contained in these summaries without verifying the information and determining whether the administrative order has been stayed or modified by a court. As used in this summary, the term "accusation" is a formal document that notifies a licensee of the agency's charges against the licensee, and that requests a disciplinary order. The licensee is entitled to contest the charges in a formal hearing before an administrative law judge. An accusation is usually resolved by an agency decision following such a hearing or by an agency decision pursuant to a settlement agreement. Often there is a considerable period of time between the date of filing an accusation and the resolution of the accusation.

The term "suspended" means that the licensee is prohibited for a period of time from engaging in activities for which licensure is required, usually for a specified number of days or months. A suspension will usually be imposed in conjunction with a lengthy period of probation of one or more years.

The term "revoked" means that the individual, partnership, or corporation is no longer licensed as a result of a disciplinary action. The revoked licensee has the right, one year or more after the revocation, to petition the California Board of Accountancy for reinstatement. Reinstatement of the revoked license must be approved by the Board and may include probation and/or terms and conditions.

For a copy of these actions, please contact the Board by mail, e-mail, telephone, or fax as listed below:

Telephone: (916) 561-1729
FAX: (916) 263-3673

California Board of Accountancy
Attn: Enforcement Division
2000 Evergreen Street, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95815-3832

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