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As California continues to progress through the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) remains committed to supporting its consumers, licensees, and applicants with the many services it provides. Please note that all visitors to the CBA office are required to wear a face covering regardless of vaccination status. 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.

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On September 28, 2021, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) issued a new continuing education (CE) extension waiver for licensees that expire between October 1, 2021 and October 31, 2021. Licensees have until March 31, 2022 to satisfy any waived CE requirements, unless the waiver is further extended.

The September 28, 2021 order is in addition to DCA’s previous CE extension waiver issued in July 2021, which states that licensees expiring between March 2020 and September 2021 have until January 31, 2022 to satisfy any waived CE requirements.

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.

Electronic Document Submission and Online Renewal Payments

An individual may scan and email any document to the CBA, except for:

Those renewing their license are encouraged to pay their renewal fee online and submit their application and continuing education documentation via email to

COVID-19 Resources for CBA Applicants and Licensees


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.


Learn more about how to get vaccinated by visiting the state’s COVID-19 website, The state’s website has information on vaccination eligibility, how to sign up for an appointment via, 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 and by calling the COVID-19 hotline at (833)422-4255.

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