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Application for Certification

Once you have received confirmation of successfully passing all 4 parts of the CPA exam, this application will be accessible in you OAB online account. This is the final application for you to receive your CPA Certification and requires Board approval. We can provide a paper form upon request.

  1. (Required) Experience Verification Form: This form is available to download and print from the instruction page of the online application. You will find it under the header “Documents to be Submitted”. You must fill out your portion of the form, have your verifier fill out their portion and notarize it. Your verifier cannot both sign it and notarize it. The completed and notarized Experience Verification will be uploaded during the Certification Application process and is a required document before submission. For questions about experience, please contact Lauren Norcom at

  2. (Required) Professional Ethics: The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Comprehensive Course (Ethics Exam): All persons must complete this course as part of the CPA Certification requirements and score a 90% or above. This course can be purchased directly from the AICPA. Additional information for this CPE Course is attached. You must submit the CPE certificate for this course with your Certification Application. You may complete this course any point during your path to certification, but do not submit in advance.

  3. (If Applicable) Permit to Practice Public Accounting: If you are employed with a public accounting firm and/or plan to provide public accounting related services, you must obtain a permit to practice public accounting in addition to the CPA certificate. You must show proof of 40 CPE hours earned within the prior calendar year or within the last 365 days. Certificates of completion must be submitted with Certification Application. For questions about CPE for initial Certification, please contact Lauren Norcom at
Last Modified on Dec 28, 2023
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