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Reinstate firm CPA license

It is the responsibility of the firm to renew their license, if they so choose, regardless if the firm receives a reminder notice for renewal prior to expiration.

To reinstate a firm CPA license, submit a completed Firm CPA License Reinstatement Form to the VBOA.

There is no additional 12-month period to renew the firm license. Unrenewed firm licenses will automatically go into Expired status the day after the renewal is due.

Beginning July 1, 2017, § 54.1-4413.2. of the Code of Virginia that references the renewal and reinstatement of licenses changed, thereby eliminating the additional 12-month period for renewals. The Active-Renewal Fee Delinquent status for Virginia CPA firms was discontinued. Firms who currently hold the Active-Renewal Fee Delinquent status as of July 1, 2017, will remain in that status until the license is renewed or expires.

It is the firm’s responsibility to reinstate the firm license once it goes into Expired status. There is a $500 reinstatement fee for firms.

To reinstate a firm CPA license, the individual must:

  • Meet requirements of § 54.1-4413.2, of the Code of Virginia, as prescribed by the VBOA.
  • Submit a Firm CPA Reinstatement Form to the VBOA with the required non-refundable fee of $500 and other requested information.

If the reinstatement application is received by the VBOA within 12 months of license expiration, the date of the reinstatement, if approved, will be effective as of the date it expired.

For any reinstatement application received after 12 months of license expiration, the date of reinstatement will be effective as of the date the reinstatement application is approved.

If you choose not to reinstate your license, please inform the VBOA accordingly to voluntarily surrender the firm license.

During the time in which the license is in Expired status, the firm may not provide attest or compilation services until reinstatement of their firm CPA license (shown as Active) is posted on the Licensee Search and therefore, made available for public confirmation.