1. What is the Oklahoma Accountancy Board?
The Oklahoma Accountancy Board (OAB) is the state regulatory agency for CPAs, PAs and public accounting firms and is the governing body for administering the examination in Oklahoma. The OAB processes applications to determine if eligibility is met and issues the CPA certificate or PA license. Our primary responsibility is to safeguard the public welfare.
2. What other entities does the Board interact with?
NASBA - National Association of State Boards of Accountancy is the "gateway" for all parties and maintains the National Candidate Database for all accountancy board jurisdictions. AICPA - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants develops the examination content as well as grades the exam and initially issues scores. Prometric - Provides the computer facility to take the exam.
3. How do I update my personal information or employment on record with the Oklahoma Accountancy Board?
Changes can be reported to the Board in one of the following ways: Log into your OAB online account and change your information under the Personal Information and/or Employment Information section; Mail: 201 N.W. 63rd St, Ste. 210, Oklahoma City, OK 73116; Fax: (405) 521-3118; Email: okaccybd@oab.OK.gov. Pursuant to the Oklahoma Accountancy Act Section 15.14(G), any changes in employment or address must be reported to the Board within thirty (30) days of the effective change. This also applies to any arrests or disciplinary proceedings.
4. I renewed online, but did not receive my permit. How can I get a copy of my current permit?
The option to print your permit is available after you have successfully renewed online. If you did not print your permit at that time, you may log back into your OAB online account to print your permit, you may call Board staff at 405-521-2397 or submit a written request via fax, mail, or email (contact information available on the "Contact Us" page).
5. I am a retired or inactive CPA. Can I display my CPA Certificate or PA License?
You may display your CPA Certificate or PA License; however your business cards and/or letterhead must indicate "retired" or "inactive" CPA or PA.
6. I want to obtain a reciprocal license in Oklahoma. What do I do?
CPAs or PAs wishing to obtain a reciprocal license in Oklahoma should complete and submit the Reciprocal Application form (OAB FORM R008). You can download the application from the OAB website under Forms.
7. I am a CPA licensed in another jurisdiction. I now work for a public accounting firm in Oklahoma, and my principal place of business is in Oklahoma. What are my requirements?
You must apply for reciprocity and a permit to practice in Oklahoma within 120 days from the date you begin performing public accounting in this state.
8. I no longer wish to renew/keep my Oklahoma CPA Certificate or PA License. What do I do?
If you no longer wish to maintain your Oklahoma CPA certificate or PA License, you should notify OAB's Licensing Coordinator in writing or by email that you wish to cancel your Oklahoma CPA certificate or PA License in good standing. This request must be received by the OAB before your Certificate or License is automatically revoked. If you choose to let your Certificate or License automatically revoke instead of cancelling, the revocation will show up as a disciplinary action on your CPA/PA record.