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The Board is responsible for licensing and regulating Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and Public Accountants (PAs) in Oregon.
Mission Statement
The mission of the Oregon Board of Accountancy is to protect the public by regulating the practice and performance of all services provided by licensed accountants.
Organization
Annual Performance Measures

The Board of Accountancy assures that approximately 9,100 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.
Programs
The Board is always looking for individuals to serve on the various Board committees.  If you are interested, please contact the Board office for more information.
 
COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE:
 
Membership :
The Complaints Committee shall consist of at least six members.  Committee membership should include members with diverse practice specialties and expertise, which may include attest services, governmental accounting and auditing, income tax return preparation, estates and trusts, investments and bankruptcy. 
 
Functions
The Complaints Committee shall provide technical assistance to the Board staff in the investigation of complaints received by the Board.  The Committee shall review staff investigation reports and make recommendations to the Board regarding disciplinary action or other resolution of complaint investigations.  The committee shall conduct a review of the relevant statutory provisions and administrative rules and make recommendations for revisions to the Board of Accountancy.
 
QUALIFICATIONS COMMITTEE:
 
Membership :
The Qualifications Committee shall consist of at least five members.  Membership should include one member in higher education, two members in private industry, and the remaining members shall be involved in the practice of public accounting.
 
Functions: 
The Qualifications Committee shall review the experience requirements of individuals applying for an Oregon certificate or license to practice public accountancy, and make recommendations to the Board of Accountancy regarding such applications.  The Committee shall review experience records submitted by the applicant to demonstrate achievement of the core competencies in other professional standards, including non-public accounting experience (equivalent experience) and experience obtained through Board approved experience programs.  The committee shall consider requests for extensions of the eight-year rule.  The committee shall conduct a review of the relevant statutory provisions and administrative rules and make recommendations for revisions to the Board of Accountancy.
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE:
 
Membership :
The Continuing Professional Education Committee (CPE) shall consist of at least 5 members.  Committee membership should include one member in higher education, one member in private industry, one member in governmental accounting and the remaining members shall be actively involved in the practice of public accounting.
 
Functions: 
The CPE committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Board on issues involving continuing education requirements, licensee reinstatements and the licensing program for municipal auditors.  The committee shall conduct a review of the relevant statutory provisions and administrative rules and make recommendations for revisions to the Board of Accountancy.
 
PEER REVIEW OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE:
 
Membership :
The Peer Review Oversight Committee (PROC) shall consist of at least three members.  Committee membership should include two members with a currently active license to practice, with recent experience in accounting and auditing; one member may be a non-licensee with extensive experience in preparing and/or using financial statements.
 
Functions
The Committee shall approve, oversee and monitor Peer Review programs sponsored by professional organizations.   The Committee shall review such programs for compliance and implementation of the minimum standards for performing and reporting on peer reviews.  Firm names and information concerning a specific firm obtained by the Peer Review Oversight committee during oversight activities shall be kept confidential.  The Committee shall report modifications to approved peer review programs to the Board of Accountancy.  The committee shall conduct a review of the relevant statutory provisions and administrative rules and make recommendations for revisions to the Board of Accountancy. 
 
CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT COMMITTEE:
 
Membership:
The Code of Professional Conduct Committee shall consist of at least seven members.  Committee membership should include members who hold an active license and who have diverse practice specialties and expertise.
 
Functions: 
The Code of Professional Conduct Committee shall monitor new and revised AICPA Interpretations and Rulings relating to AICPA Independence Rule 101.  The committee may also review independence standards of other professional bodies, ethics requirements and code of conduct rules as directed by the Board.  The Committee shall make recommendations to the Board of Accountancy regarding the adoption of AICPA interpretations and rulings relating to Independence Rule 101 before the last Board meeting of each calendar year.