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    The Board is responsible for licensing and regulating Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and Public Accountants (PAs) in Oregon.

    The Board of Accountancy assures that approximately 8,500 CPAs, PAs, municipal auditors and public accounting firms registered to practice in Oregon demonstrate and maintain professional competency to serve the needs of their clients and other users of their services. The Board is authorized by ORS chapter 673 to establish and enforce standards and regulations and license qualified applicants to practice public accountancy in Oregon.
Agency News and Information Keeping Current


CPA exam testing from April 1- May 31, 2017 will adversely affect some candidates. Please CLICK HERE to read more information.



 CLICK HERE to learn more about the next version of the CPA Exam, brought to you by NASBA.

What does it take to become a CPA with the Oregon Board of Accountancy? Click Here to view a presentation by the Board.

​Proposed Rules on Complaint Process and Disciplinary Authority

The Board has filed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing for Divisions 001 and 030.

The text of the changes are available below.  The hearing is scheduled for July 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at 3218 Pringle Rd SE, 1st Floor Conference Room, Salem, OR 97302.  The last day for any written comment is August 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Comments on rule amendments must be sent to boa.rules@oregon.gov

Proposed Rules for Division 001

Proposed Rule Changes for Division 030

 Final Adopted Rules - Effective January 4, 2017

Over the past year, the Oregon Board of Accountancy (Board) has worked with its stakeholders through the Laws and Rules Committee (LRC) to develop a broad range of rule revisions for the Board. The final revisions touch every aspect (and Division) of the Board’s rules, including – but are not limited to – a special focus in Division 010 on the boundaries of what is (and is not) permissible work activity if licensed with an inactive or retired status license.  In addition, the changes in Division 030 rules include  adding individual licensees to the 45-day reporting requirement for lawsuits that currently only applies to registered firms, while clarifying the scope for what types of lawsuits firms and individuals must report.  In Division 050, the proposed rules no longer permit that firms can opt-out  of reporting peer review results to the Facilitated State Board Access web site, as part of a national movement toward more uniform rules on peer review oversight. 

A full version of each division can be found under the Administrative Rules tab.

Final Adopted Rules with Legislative Commentary

Inactive Licensee Guidance Matrix

Retired Licensee Guidance Matrix

NASBA Exam Section Fee Increase

Any Authorization to Test (ATT's) processed, effective January 1, 2017, will be charged the following section fees by NASBA :

AUD: $196.45

FAR: $196.45

REG: $196.45

BEC: $196.45

*NEW* CPA Exam applicants now have access to Payment Coupons and Notices to Schedule.
CPA Examination candidates can now view their scores online. The scores from the current test window are available at NASBA.org.
All you need is your Exam Section ID number and your Date of Birth.
Click here, Exam Scores, or visit NASBA.org, and select Exams, CPA Exam, your jurisdiction, then select Get Your Online Scores.
All score notification forms will be sent out through the normal process.
CLICK HERE to access the 2017 Renewal Application.
 Odd-numbered licensees, CLICK HERE to read the 2017 Renewal Informational Reminder.
Licensee Look-Up
Click the following link to verify that your CPA or PA has a current and active license in Oregon. Licensees may also verify any carry-forward CPE. If you have any questions, please call the Board office, 503-378-4181.


A summary of disciplinary action, dating back to January 2011, can now be accessed in ALPHABETICAL or CHRONOLOGICAL order.  Disciplinary action prior to January 2011 can be found by reviewing past newsletters.

Oregon Court of Appeals decision on Gustafson v BOA - April 22, 2015

Guidance for Licensees Providing Services to the Marijuana Industry


published March 19, 2015

2017 Municipal Auditor Roster Lists
Municipal Auditors through Mobility
International Testing Now Available for Oregon Candidates
Please click here for more information
The Board is now on Facebook and Twitter!
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