The following information appeared on Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s website under Division of Certified Public Accounting. We advise anyone interested in obtaining information on Florida’s licenses to contact the DBPR for the most current information.
Renewing a current active (Florida) CPA license consists of:
- Evidencing completion of continuing professional education (CPE) credits (80 hours with at least 20 hours in accounting and auditing and 4 hours of a board approved ethics course)
- Pay a $105.00 license renewal fee.
CPE courses must be complete by June 30th of the renewal year. There are two automatic extensions that can be utilized by licensees who are unable to meet their CPE requirement by June 30th. The first extension is September 15th and requires the licensee to complete an additional eight (8) hours of accounting and auditing credits. Therefore, the licensee would complete a total of 88 hours with at least 28 in accounting and auditing. The second extension is December 31st and requires the licensee to complete an additional 16 hours of accounting and auditing. Therefore, the licensee would complete a total of 96 hours with at least 36 in accounting and auditing.
Failure to meet (Florida’s) renewal requirements by December 31st of the renewal year will result in the license reverting to delinquent status effective January 1 of the following year. Delinquent status licenses will revert to Null and Void after two years unless license is reactivated or placed on Inactive status.
This ends the information obtained on Florida’s DPBR’s website.
Attorney Lars Soreide, of Soreide Law Group, PLLC, will represent CPA’s in front of the Florida Board of Accountancy (BOA) regarding any licensing issues. For more information about professional licensing law please visit our website at: www.floridaprofessionallicense.com or call to speak with an attorney at: (888) 760-6552.