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.
UPDATE: Important Firm Licensing Information – Renewal Deadline Extension
Due to the time which was necessary to transfer the board’s operations from the Secretary of State to the State Accounting Office, the Georgia State Board of Accountancy (GSBA) extended the CPA firm license renewal deadline from June 30, 2014 to December 31, 2014, for this current renewal period only. Firm licenses renewed during the extended renewal period will also expire on June 30, 2016. The Non-Refundable Renewal Fee remains $75.00 and there will be no late penalty assessments through December 31, 2014. A Public Accounting Firm which continues to practice with an expired license after December 31, 2014 may be subject to a fine and a public disciplinary action.
A Non-Refundable Late Renewal Fee of $325.00 ($75.00 Renewal Fee + $250.00 Late Fee) will be assessed for applications postmarked during the Late Renewal Period from January 1, 2015 through January 31, 2015. After January 31, 2015, Public Accounting Firms must reinstate their licenses by completing the Application for Reinstatement of Public Accountancy Firm License. You may obtain the reinstatement application form on this website at: sao.georgia.gov/forms-download.
Please note that such reinstatement is at the discretion of the Board.