1110 Department of Consumer Affairs, Boards
Program Descriptions


The California Board of Accountancy (Board) regulates over 81,000 licensees, the largest group of accounting professionals in the nation. By authority of the California Accountancy Act, the Board qualifies California candidates for the National Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination; certifies, licenses, and renews licenses of individual CPAs and Public Accountants (PA); registers CPA and PA partnerships and corporations; receives and investigates complaints; takes enforcement actions against licensees for violation of Board statutes and regulations; monitors compliance with continuing education requirements; and reviews the work products of CPAs, PAs, and CPA firms to ensure adherence to professional standards.