Inactive Status Renewal
What you should know
The California Board of Accountancy (CBA) mails a license renewal application to each licensee's address of record approximately 90 days prior to the license expiration date. Licensees must complete the license renewal application and submit it along with the renewal fee in the envelope provided. All license renewals are required to pay a $280 renewal fee.
Renew your license in an inactive status by submitting the completed license renewal application with the license renewal fee. You are not required to complete CE if you renew your license in an inactive status; however, you cannot practice public accountancy while your license is in an inactive status. Additionally, when using the title certified public accountant or the CPA designation you must place the term inactive immediately after the designation or title.