FAQs

Welcome to the New CalCPA website! A few things have changed so we've compiled a quick list of frequently asked questions.

Requesting Online Help

You have a few options in requesting assistance with the new CalCPA website. 

  • Create a support ticket from our Help page.
  • Utilize the online chat feature during business hours. It is located in the bottom right corner of the browser.
  • Email or call us with the contact information to the right.

New Login

You may login by utilizing two methods made available at the top right corner of any page:

Login Here

My Account

You may now access various parts of your account on any page. By clicking on the person icon above "Login," you can quickly access your account, profile, events, On-Demand (formerly Self study), Online Education, CPE Tracker, Discounts, Committees, Dues, and Transactions. To expand or minimize the My Account quick access area, click on the person icon.

My Account

Certificate of Completion

Certificates of Completion are accessible online 3–5 business days after your course.
Go to your CPE Tracker to view courses taken and access your Certificate. You will be required to login to access this page 

Change Membership Type

You can change your membership type by sending a request to membershiptype@calcpa.org.
Please include: Member ID, name, current member type, member type you wish to change to.

Becoming a CPA

I am interested in becoming a CPA. How do I do this?

Visit our CPA Career Center to see articles and information for students, candidates and others wanting to become a CPA. You also may submit questions and read our FAQs about becoming a California CPA at Licensing FAQs.

CalCPA offers inexpensive student and free (first year) candidate memberships to those interested in becoming a CPA. In addition to information about the CPA profession, membership offers the opportunity to meet and network with practicing CPAs. To join, go to Join for student and candidate membership.

The California Board of Accountancy is the governing agency that licenses CPAs in California. They also have information and contact numbers at www.dca.ca.gov/cba.

I was educated outside the U.S. and want to become a CPA in California. How do I do this?

Visit Foreign Education and Work Experienced to see articles and information for individuals from outside the U.S. who want to become California CPAs. The California Board of Accountancy is the governing agency that licenses CPAs in California. You may contact the CBA at www.dca.ca.gov/cba.

You can also submit questions and read FAQs about becoming a California CPA at New Education Requirements for Licensure.