Who licenses CPAs?
The Board of Accountancy for your state or district licenses certified public accountants (CPAs). When searching for a CPA to help you with your finances or taxes, make sure they are properly licensed in your state. Here are a few tools you can use to verify an accountant’s license:
- Your state’s Board of Accountancy website (example: California)
- American Institute of CPAs
You can also ask an accountant to provide proof of their license and credentials.