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GSBA


The Public Accounting Firm License Renewal Window is now Open

It’s time to renew your Georgia Public Accounting Firm license. Your license expires June 30, 2016, so visit https://gaboa.mylicense.com/egov/Login.aspx any time before then to renew. You will need to register as a new user and create a new login. Print and complete the 2016 - 2018 Public Accounting Firm Registration Renewal Application from the Forms Download link on the left side of this page and create a PDF file of the completed document. 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 completing and uploading your renewal application, you may pay your renewal fee using your MasterCard or Visa card via our secure server.

Your license renewal will not be complete until you have completed the online renewal, submitted the renewal fee and submitted the renewal application with Peer Review documents (if applicable).

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

  • Visit the Georgia Online Licensing site at https://gaboa.mylicense.com/egov/Login.aspx
  • You will need to register as a new user and create a new login.
  • Click on the License Renewal link to begin the renewal process.
  • Review your address and contact information. Submit any changes to the Board Office on Firm Letterhead via email to gsba@sao.ga.gov in PDF format.
  • Upload your completed renewal application and Peer Review documents (if applicable). 
  • Pay your renewal fee(s) using your MasterCard or Visa on our secure server.
  • Print your receipt of payment.
  • Verify your renewal online after one week at www.cpaverify.org.
  • 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 to submit a paper renewal application, please print the 2016 - 2018 Public Accounting Firm Registration Renewal Application from the Forms Download link on the left side of this page and submit to the Board office. Make sure to include your Firm 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 license expiration date. You cannot practice after your license expiration date.

AVOID ADDITIONAL DELAY & LATE FEES BY RENEWING YOUR LICENSE TODAY!


Important Notice on Fees for Reinstatement of Individual CPA Licenses and Firm Licenses

Pursuant to Board Rules, effective April 13, 2016, the reinstatement fees for Georgia licensees will be as follows:

  • Individual CPA License: $300.00
  • Firm License: $1,150.00

Effective April 13, 2016, ALL reinstatement applications RECEIVED in the Board Office shall be accompanied by the appropriate reinstatement fee as stated above. Updated reinstatement applications will be posted in the Forms Download link just prior to the effective date.


The Individual CPA License Late - Renewal Window is now Open

It’s time to renew your Georgia Certified Public Accountant license. Your license expired December 31, 2015, so visit https://gaboa.mylicense.com/egov/Login.aspx to complete your renewal. You will need to register as a new user and create a new login. 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 late 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 late renewal fee. Additional alien documentation is required by non U.S. Citizens. 

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

  • Visit the Georgia Online Licensing site at https://gaboa.mylicense.com/egov/Login.aspx (Free internet access is available at every Georgia Public Library)
  • You will need to register as a new user and create a new login.
  • Click on the License Renewal link to begin the renewal process.
  • Update your mailing and physical location addresses, phone number, email address and answer the renewal questions. 
  • Pay your late 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 www.cpaverify.org (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 gsba@sao.ga.gov. 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. You cannot practice after your license expiration date.

RENEW YOUR LICENSE TODAY TO AVOID THE LICENSE FROM BECOMING LAPSED!


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: GSBA@sao.ga.gov 
Telephone: 404-463-0365
Website: www.sao.georgia.gov/gsba