California Board of Accountancy

Conversion or Restoration to Active Status Prior to Renewal

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
DIVISION 1. Board of Accountancy Regulations

ARTICLE 12 - Continuing Education Rules

§ 80.1. Conversion or Restoration to Active Status Prior to Renewal.

(a) A licensee who has a license in an inactive or retired status may convert, or restore, the license to an active status prior to the next license expiration date by performing the following:
(1) Within the 24-month period prior to converting, or restoring, to an active status, complete 80 hours of continuing education credit as described in Section 87(a)(2) and (a)(3), including the Ethics Continuing Education Requirement described in Section 87(b). A minimum of 20 hours shall be completed in the one-year period immediately preceding conversion, or restoration, to an active status, with a minimum of 12 hours of the 20 required hours in technical subject areas described in Section 87(a)(2);
(2) complete the regulatory review course described in Section 87.8 if more than six years have elapsed since the licensee last completed the course;
(3) apply to the Board in writing requesting to convert the license to an active status; and
(4) complete any continuing education that is required pursuant to subsection (k) of Section 89.
(b) A licensee with a license in an inactive or retired status may not practice public accountancy until the Board approves the application for conversion, or restoration, of the license to an active status.
(c) A licensee who, during the 24 months prior to converting, or restoring, his/her license to an active status, planned, directed, or conducted substantial portions of field work, or reported on financial or compliance audits of a governmental agency shall complete 24 hours of continuing education in governmental auditing as described in Section 87(c) as part of the 80 hours of continuing education required to convert his/her license to an active status under subsection (a). A licensee who meets the requirements of this subsection shall be deemed to have met the requirements of subsection (d).
(d) A licensee who, during the 24 months prior to converting, or restoring, his/her license to an active status, planned, directed, or performed substantial portions of the work or reported on an audit, review, compilation, or attestation service shall complete 24 hours of continuing education in accounting and auditing as described in Section 87(d) as part of the 80 hours of continuing education required to convert his/her license to an active status under subsection (a).
(e) A licensee who must complete continuing education pursuant to subsections (c) and/or (d) shall also complete an additional four hours of continuing education specifically related to the prevention, detection, and/or reporting of fraud affecting financial statements as described in Section 87(e). This continuing education shall be part of the 80 hours of continuing education required by subsection (a), but shall not be part of the continuing education required by subsections (c) or (d).


NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 462, 5010, 5027, and 5070.1, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 462, 5027, 5028, and 5070.1, Business and Professions Code.


 

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