A holder of an inactive West Virginia Certified Public Accountant Certificate may complete the Application for Activation of License if the certificate holder was in good standing when he/she made the decision to place the license on "inactive" status.
In order to activate a license, one must:
However, if the applicant's license lapsed due to failure to inform the Board of his/her intention to place the license on "inactive" status or he/she failed to meet CPE compliance and therefore was not eligible for renewal, then the certificate holder must complete the Application for Reinstatetment of License.
The West Virginia Board of Accountancy filed a Notice of Public Comment with the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office on May 12, 2022. The Board has proposed a Legislative Rule change to its Series 1 Rule - Board of Accountancy Board Rules and Rules of Professional Conduct.
Board staff has received several inquiries whether the Board will be providing blanket extensions of the CPE requirement and CPA license and firm permit renewals.
Should it become necessary to close State Offices in an attempt to prevent further spread of the virus, Board staff have made arrangements to work remotely from their homes. On a limited basis, we will be able to answer any questions via email or through the Contact Us form on the Board’s web site. Board staff will also have the capability to process CPA Exam, licensure and firm applications, as well as Intents-to-sit and CPE Reporting Forms.