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The Individual CPA License Renewal Window is now Open

It’s time to renew your Georgia Certified Public Accountant license. Your license expires December 31, 2015, so visit any time before then to renew. Click on the License Renewal link to begin the renewal process, and be guided step-by-step through the online renewal. The process takes only a few minutes. After updating your physical, mailing, and email addresses, phone number(s) and answering the renewal questions, you may pay your renewal fee using your MasterCard or Visa card via our secure server.

Your license renewal will not be completed until you have completed the online renewal and submitted the renewal fee.

Submit your renewal online in minutes - just follow these quick and easy steps:

  • Visit the Georgia Online Licensing site at (Free internet access is available at every Georgia Public Library)
  • Click on the License Renewal link to begin the renewal process.
  • Update your mailing and physical location addresses, phone number, e-mail address and answer the renewal questions. 
  • Pay your renewal fee(s) using your MasterCard or Visa on our secure server.
  • Print your receipt of payment.
  • Verify your renewal online the next day at (add an additional day if the renewal was completed after 4PM).
  • You will receive a plastic wallet license card from NASBA within 6 weeks after the renewal is complete.

If you choose not to renew online and would like a paper renewal application, please send an email request to the Board office at Make sure to include your CPA license number on all correspondence to the Board office.

Please note that renewing by mail may take up to 4 weeks to process after the completed renewal application is received. A late fee will be imposed if you renew after the expiration date of your license. You cannot practice after your license expiration date.


The Lapsed - Late Renewal Period Has Ended for PUBLIC ACCOUNTING Firms.

Public Accounting Firms who have failed to submit a renewal application and/or submitted an application but failed to submit the supporting documents are no longer eligible for renewal and the license has now lapsed. If your license is now in a lapsed status, you have forfeited any fees previously submitted towards renewal and must now apply for licensure by reinstatement in order to practice in the state of Georgia. Please refer to Board Rule 20-8-.01. The reinstatement application may be downloaded from the Forms Download Menu.

Effective July 1, 2014, the Georgia State Board of Accountancy was transitioned from operating as a licensing board within the Secretary of State’s Professional Licensing Board (PLB) Division to operating as an attached agency of the State Accounting Office.

You can reach the GSBA at its new location and via new contact information listed below. All inquiries are important to us and will be addressed as soon as possible.

Mailing Address: 200 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 1604 West Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334
Email Address: 
Telephone: 404-463-0365