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California Board of Accountancy

CPA LICENSE RENEWAL INFORMATION

  • CBA Connect

    CPA license renewals are completed using CBA Connect, which provides the convenience of submitting online renewal applications, address changes, and payments in one, simple-to-use application. Additionally, CBA Connect allows you to track continuing education as it is completed. Establish your CBA Connect account to ensure you receive timely information tailored specifically to your renewal cycle. Please visit https://connect.dca.ca.gov/cba to create your CBA Connect account. A paper renewal application will not be mailed

  • Renewal Fee

    You must submit the renewal fee of $250, indicated in Part B of the license renewal application, with the completed license renewal application by the license expiration date.

  • Renewal Payments

    Create or log in to your CBA Connect account at https://www.connect.dca.ca.gov/cba to complete the online payment with a Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card. If the payment is not received within 30 days of the license expiration date, a delinquency fee of $125 will be assessed.

  • Reporting Continuing Education

    Utilize CBA Connect to track and report the required information (course title, course code, dates of completion, hours and provider name) for all CE courses completed within the two years preceding your license expiration date.

  • Processing Time

    Renewal applications will be processed within 24 to 48 hours. If the renewal application is found to be deficient, or needs staff review, you will receive notification within your CBA Connect account. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for online payments to reflect as updated on the License Lookup page of the CBA website. Once the license renewal application and payment has been processed, licensees will be mailed a pocket identification card with their new license expiration date.

  • Address Changes

    To change your address, phone number, or e-mail of record, please create or log in to your CBA Connect account. Changes made through CBA Connect take effect immediately.

    Once logged in to CBA Connect, click on “Profile” at the top of the page. To change an address, click on the edit button in the Mailing Address section. To change a phone number or email of record, click on the pencil icon located next to the item you wish to edit.

    Note: You cannot change your user ID. The User ID will always be the email you signed up with; however, if you change your email you will receive your CBA Connect messages through the new email.

    Addresses of record are made available to the public (BPC section 27).

  • Receipt of Payment

    CBA Connect will automatically send you a receipt for your renewal payment. If you need a duplicate copy, please login to your CBA Connect account and click on “Payment Process Confirmation Email” in the Notifications section.
    Alternatively, you may login to your CBA Connect account and click on “Profile” at the top of the page. The receipt may be found in the Payment Detail section.

NOTE: Group study without a qualified discussion leader does not qualify as acceptable CE.





Rev 4/12/22

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