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West Virginia
Board of Accountancy

405 Capitol Street, Suite 908
Charleston, WV 25301-1744

304-558-3557 (Phone)
304-558-1325 (Fax)


 About the Board

The West Virginia Board of Accountancy became an agency of the State of West Virginia in 1959. The Board is charged with the administration and enforcement of the provisions of the Accountancy Law, W.Va. Code §30-9-1 et seq. which include:
  • The education required of an applicant for the CPA Examination
  • The experience required of an applicant for certification/licensure
  • The administration of the CPA examination
  • The issuance and renewal of certificates, registrations, permits, and authorizations
  • The denial, suspension, revocation, and reinstatement of a certificate, registration, permit, or authorization
  • The conduct of investigations
  • Firm ownership requirements
  • Accounting corporations
  • Substantial equivalency certificate requirements
  • Continuing professional education requirements for licensees, including exemptions
  • Peer review requirements
  • Standards of professional conduct
  • Identifying professional services required to be performed in accordance with the applicable statements on standards
  • Use of the titles "certified public accountant", "CPA", "public accountant", and "PA"
  • Use of commissions, referral fees and contingent fees
  • Fees for the issuance and renewal of a certificate, registration, permit or authorization and other fees authorized by this article
  • Other rules the board considers necessary and proper for implementing the provisions of W.Va. Code 30-9-1 et seq. 

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