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California Board of Accountancy

Unlicensed Activity


The CBA’s Enforcement Division actively investigates complaints against licensees and those practicing public accountancy without a license (unlicensed activity).

Unlicensed activity could include:

  • Non-licensed individuals offering or performing services as a certified public accountant
  • Non-licensed individuals advertising themselves as a certified public accountant or “CPA"
  • Entities misrepresenting themselves as licensed accounting firms

Please use one of the following options to report unlicensed activity

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