West Virginia firms who perform attest or compilations must be enrolled in a Peer Review program acceptable to the Board. Attest services are defined as:
The Board accepts the Peer Review Program offered by the AICPA and administered by the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants or any other Peer Review Program the Board deems comparable in terms of quality, thoroughness and reliability to the AICPA Peer Review Program. To enroll in the Peer Review Program, West Virginia firms should contact the West Virginia Society of CPAs Peer Review Program
If an applicant intends to use a Peer Review Program other that the AICPA Peer Review Program, the applicant must submit detailed information concerning the Peer Review Program (including but not limited to the sponsor of the program, the standards used, the identity and qualifications fo the expected reviewers, and similar information) to the Board prior to contracting with the alternative peer review provider. The Board will promptly evaluate the proposed program and inform the applicant whether the program is acceptable.
The West Virginia Board of Accountancy filed a Notice of Public Comment with the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office on May 10, 2023.
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.
Method for Providing Verifications During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Please be aware that Identogo facilities are closing for various periods of time due to the COVID-19. If you have scheduled a fingerprinting appointment for a criminal history record check as part of the CPA license application process...