CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
DIVISION 1. Board of Accountancy Regulations
ARTICLE 3 - Waiver of Examination
§ 21. Out-of-State Licensee.
(a) The Board will consider applications filed under Section 5087 from holders of valid unrevoked Certified Public Accountant licenses issued under the laws of any state. The Board may deny an application when the facts indicate that the applicant has been a California resident before, during or after having obtained a CPA license in another state and when the facts indicate that the applicant's CPA license was obtained in another state to evade otherwise applicable California statutes and rules.
(b) An applicant pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 5087 may be considered to have met the education, examination, and experience requirements for issuance of the California license if the applicant shows, to the satisfaction of the Board, that he or she has engaged in the practice of public accounting as a licensed Certified Public Accountant in another state for four of the ten years preceding the date of application for a California license.
(c) An applicant pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 5087 may be considered to have met the attest experience requirement of Section 5095 if the applicant shows to the satisfaction of the Board that he or she has been authorized to provide attest services and engaged in the practice of public accounting as a Certified Public Accountant in another state for four of the ten years preceding the date of application for a California license.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 5010 and 5018, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 5082, 5087 and 5095, Business and Professions Code.
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