Payment Options

  • Online payment - For license renewal only (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.
  • Foreign cashier’s check or money order - Must be more than $200 US dollars.
    • If you 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.
  • Wire Transfer - Contact the CBA for additional information. Additional fees to perform this transaction may apply and are the responsibility of the licensee/applicant.
  • Cash - Do not send cash through the mail as it cannot be tracked.
Questions regarding refund of fees should be directed to the California Board of Accountancy at (916) 561-1700.

Should you have further questions regarding payment options, please contact the CBA’s Cashiering Unit at


License Renewal

Biennial License Renewal (CPA/PA, Corporation, and Partnership)$120
Delinquency fee$60
Applies to all license renewals postmarked after the license expiration date.

Uniform CPA Examination

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 CPA Exam as a California Candidate.
Information on fees to be paid to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy upon receipt of Authorization to Test
Initial CPA License
Initial CPA License Application$250
Hard copy fingerprint processing fee (Non-California residents)$49

Firms Initial Application

Initial Application: Corporation$270
Initial Application: Partnership$270
Firms: License Renewal
License Renewal: Corporation and Partnership$120
Delinquency fee$60
Applies to all license renewals postmarked after the license expiration date.
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