Board of Public Accountancy

Due to COVID-19 and for the health and safety of both consumers and staff, walk-in services at the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs offices may change at anytime.  Please check the Professional and Vocational Licensing (PVL) main page at https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/ for the most current updated information.

Please observe proper safety protocols (e.g., face covering and physical distancing) when visiting.

Staff continue to telework and remain available during normal hours to meet the needs of the public over the phone (808-586-3000) and by email (reach the appropriate Board, Program, or Commission via https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/contact/). The public is strongly encouraged to continue calling in or utilizing the available online services. For a full listing of DCCA’s online services please go to https://cca.hawaii.gov/covid19.

Accountancy License Types

  • Accountant
  • Permit to Practice
  • Firm Permit to Practice

RENEWAL AND RESTORATION INFORMATION

Renewal Information...

  • All Licenses regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal by December 31 of every odd-numbered year.
On-time renewals for the licensing period of January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021
Renew Online: https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl
Renewal Postcard Reminder Mailout: November 1, 2019
Renewals accepted: November 4, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Renew By License Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

Licenses not renewed by license expiration date are unlicensed and may not practice.

Renewal Fees

On-Time Cost to Renew
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – $152.00
Public Accountant (PA) – $152.00
Permit to Practice for CPA/PA (sole, partner, principal) – $155.00
Permit to Practice for CPA/PA (staff member) – $63.00
Firm Permit to Practice (FPTP) (entity) – $230.00
Firm Permit to Practice (FPTP) (sole) – $64.00

 

Restoration Information...

(CPA, PA, FPTP) Forfeited licenses may be restored subject to meeting restoration requirements.

Restoration Fees

Cost to Restore (late renewal)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – $204.00
Public Accountant (PA) – $204.00
Permit to Practice for CPA/PA (sole, partner, principal) – $155.00
Permit to Practice for CPA/PA (staff member) – $63.00
Firm Permit to Practice (FPTP) (entity) – $360.00
Firm Permit to Practice (FPTP) (sole) – $128.00

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION INFORMATION

 2020-2021 Accountancy Continuing Professional Education Approved Sponsor

List as of January 9, 2020