A license verification, or Letter of Good Standing, includes the licensee name, license number, issue and expiration date, confirmation of AICPA Ethics Exam, status of CPA license, any disciplinary actions and CPA exam scores if the licensee took the exam as a Virginia candidate. If the CPA exam scores are no longer on file, a statement regarding the passing of the CPA exam will be included.
The VBOA issues a license verification on behalf of Virginia CPAs who apply for licensure in other states and jurisdictions.
The automatic process is accessed by logging in online and selecting “Document Request.” Once logged in, the “Document Type” field will be filled in with the state where the CPA wants to have the verification mailed. The non-refundable online fee for automatic verification is $25.
A manual license verification would include a written request and any specific forms from other boards of accountancy that need to be completed. It is the responsibility of the CPA to provide those forms to the VBOA. A manual verification must include a non-refundable check made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia for $50.
If the verification of licensure needs to be sent to an employer, a professional organization, for personal use, etc., the request cannot be made online. CPAs will mail a written request with a non-refundable check made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia for $50 to the VBOA.