CBA OPERATIONS DURING CALIFORNIA REOPENING
As California reopens after many months of COVID-19 restrictions, the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) remains committed to supporting its consumers, licensees, and applicants with the many services it provides. Visitors to the CBA office no longer are required to wear a face covering if they have been vaccinated. For those not vaccinated, face coverings should still be worn. Please be sure to review the below resources and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ). Then, if you have further questions, send an email to our staff.
Complete Initial License applications received by have been reviewed and the applicant has been notified of any outstanding deficiencies or approval.
Complete CPA Exam applications received by have been reviewed and the applicant has been notified of any outstanding deficiencies or approval.
CONTINUING EDUCATION EXTENSION
On June 3, 2021, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) issued a new continuing education (CE) extension waiver for licenses that expire between March 31, 2020 and July 31, 2021. Licensees have until November 30, 2021 to satisfy any waived CE requirements, unless the waiver is further extended.
The June 3, 2021 order rescinds the DCA’s previous CE extension waivers issued in October 2020, December 2020, February 2021, and March 2021. Licensees must still comply with other renewal requirements, including completing and submitting required renewal forms and paying renewal fees by their respective due dates.
Licensees impacted by the CE extension must comply with the 80 hour CE requirement in their next renewal cycle with the exception of the first year 20 hour requirement. Licensees may use CE credits earned during the waiver extension period to satisfy their current or next renewal cycles provided that the same CE credits are not used to satisfy both renewal cycles.
CPA EXAM CREDIT EXPIRATIONS EXTENDED TO JUNE 30, 2021
To support our applicants during the pandemic, the CBA is extending the expiration date of any CPA Exam credits expiring between April 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, until June 30, 2021. No action is required, and client accounts are updated.
Electronic Document Submission and Online Renewal Payments
An individual may scan and email any document to the CBA, except for:
- Transcripts (see Applicant FAQs for details on electronic delivery options) and Foreign Credential Evaluations
- Applications for Initial CPA Licensure, but applicants may use the Online Application for CPA Licensure
COVID-19 Resources for CBA Applicants and Licensees
- Prometric testing locations
- Prometric social distancing policies
- CalCPA COVID-19 Resource Page
- AICPA Coronavirus Resource Center
- Applicants FAQs
- Licensees FAQs
GENERAL COVID-19 RESOURCES
To stay up-to-date on general developments, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website and the California Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 website.
HOW TO GET VACCINATED
Learn more about how to get vaccinated by visiting the state’s COVID-19 website, https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/#How-to-get-vaccinated. The state’s website has information on vaccination eligibility, how to sign up for an appointment via MyTurn.ca.gov, local health jurisdiction resources, and more.
Federal Retail Pharmacy Program & Vaccine Appointments: The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program has been activated with select pharmacy partners. California’s current pharmacy partners are CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Albertsons. Pharmacy partners are now offering COVID-19 vaccines in their select store locations. For eligibility and scheduling, visit the California Department of Public Health’s Federal Retail Pharmacy Program page.
For further details, please review the California Department of Public Health’s Provider Bulletin, Fact Sheet and COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Guidelines. Additional information and resources are available at California’s COVID-19 vaccine website.
Individuals with the above conditions are strongly encouraged to seek vaccination with a primary health care provider or system, or in an alternate clinical setting. Additional ways individuals can find appointments are through pharmacies, local health departments, community pop-up clinics, online at MyTurn.ca.gov and by calling the COVID-19 hotline at (833)422-4255.