Maryland Board of Public Accountancy
The offices of the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy are open and serving our customers through our online licensing resources, via e-mail and telephone, and by limited in-person appointments. Please note, walk-in assistance is not available. We can be reached using our contacts page for e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of individual staff members; or
Use Labor’s Central Scheduling System to meet with a representative from one of our boards or commissions. Please select the type of appointment you need from our list of available in-person services using the drop-down menu on the scheduler. You will receive an e-mail confirming the date and time of your appointment.
Appointments are available Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at our offices located at 1100 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early before your scheduled appointment time.
Welcome to our home page. The mission of the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy is to establish educational and professional standards of competence and conduct of certified public accountants in providing financial services for Maryland businesses and citizens. The Board accomplishes this mission through a framework of examination, licensure, continuing education, accounting standards, investigation of consumer complaints, and enforcement of State law and regulations.
News and Updates
NewCPA Exam Credit Extension Information
In response to significant health, economic, education and travel disruptions resulting in CPA Exam candidate hardships — coupled with anticipated negative impacts associated with the launch of a new CPA Exam on Jan. 1, 2024 — any Maryland candidate with CPA Examination credit(s) on January 30, 2020, through December 31, 2023 will have such credit(s) extended to June 30, 2025.
New Update Regarding Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA) Model Rules
The UAA Model Rules have no immediate effect on state board rules. As the membership organization of the 55 U.S. Boards of Accountancy, NASBA, through its Uniform Accountancy Act Committee, provides the Model Rules as recommendations to boards for adoption whereby uniform adoption is encouraged. As such, each individual board may consider the amendment to the Model Rule 5-7 and, if so choose, commence a process to change the rules at the state level. Current Exam candidates remain under existing rules until, if and when, the board to which they applied makes changes.
New The Processing of Wall Certificates
Due to temporary technical challenges, the Board of Public Accountancy is currently unable to fulfill requests for original or duplicate wall certificates. This applies to licensees who obtained their Maryland CPA License during or after January of 2021, as well as those who requested a duplicate wall certificate during the same period. While resolving the technical issue requires the assistance and support of the third parties and other external factors, the Board will provide all relevant updates here on the homepage of our website. Once resolved, requests will be fulfilled in chronological order beginning with those submitted January of 2021.
New Information Regarding Records Management
Please note that all documents from applications including License, CPA Exam, Transfer of Grades, and Reciprocal applications will be retained by the Board of Public Accountancy for a period of five years. After this period, documents will need to be resubmitted to the Board for processing.
New Electronic Transcripts
As many colleges and universites have been moving away from mailing hard copy official transcripts at this time, the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy is allowing official transcripts to be sent to the board electronically. The official transcripts should be sent via a secure server to: DLOPLPublicAccountancy-LABOR@maryland.gov.
New Deferred CE Reporting
Once you have completed your CE hours and are ready to submit your hours to the board, please send an e-mail to DLOPLPublicAccountancy-LABOR@maryland.gov, with the following information:
E-mail Subject: CE Reporting (Reg. No. XXXXX)
E-mail Body: As of July 28, 2020 I have completed 4 hours of ethics and 76 hours of general.
Reg No. XXXXX
Proposed Regulations Currently Open for Public Comment
To register your comments with the Board, send your letter to the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy, 1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 121, Baltimore, MD 21201; call 410-230-6258; e-mail DLOPLPublicAccountancy-LABOR@maryland.gov; or fax 410-962-8483.