Payment Options

  • Online payment - Only for online applications for CPA licensure and license renewal (CPA/PA, Corporations, and Partnerships)
  • Personal check, cashier's check, or money order - Must be written in US dollars, drawn from a US bank account and must have a 9-digit routing number. Fees are payable to the California Board of Accountancy (CBA).
    • To validate that your check is drawn from a US Bank Account, click the link below.
    • To avoid delays in processing, please ensure your check has been filled out correctly.
  • Foreign cashier’s check or money order - Must be more than $200 US dollars.
    • If you have already submitted a foreign cashier's check or money order for an amount less than $200 US dollars, the Cashiering Unit will contact you to arrange an alternate form of payment.

    Payments by mail may be sent to the following address:

    California Board of Accountancy
    2450 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 300
    Sacramento, CA 95833
    Attention: Cashiering
  • Wire Transfer - If you are out of the country and do not have access to a US Affiliated Bank, please click below to view the Wire Transfer Instructions. Additional fees to perform this transaction may apply and are the responsibility of the licensee/applicant.
  • We do not recommend sending cash through the mail as it cannot be tracked.

  • Refunds
    Questions regarding refund of fees should be directed to the CBA at (916) 263-3680.

    Should you have further questions regarding payment options, please contact the CBA’s Cashiering Unit at or (916) 561-1779.


Initial Uniform CPA Examination Application$100
Applicants seeking to qualify as a California Candidate for the first time.
Applicants previously approved to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination as a California Candidate.
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Initial CPA License Application$250
Hard copy fingerprint processing fee (Non-California residents)$49
Accountancy Corporation Application$400
Accountancy Partnership Application$400
Biennial License Renewal (CPA/PA)$280
Delinquency Fee (Applies to all license renewals postmarked after the license expiration date)$140

License Renewal Corporation and Partnership$280
Delinquency Fee (Applies to all license renewals postmarked after the license expiration date)$140
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