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Processing timelines

The timelines for licensees regarding initial licensure and verifications are below. The VBOA tries to meet all processing times; however, there may be circumstances that prevent specific processing timelines from being met. Contact boa@boa.virginia.gov with any questions.

Initial license

Once the CPA exam has been passed, the VBOA must receive a number of documents prior to licensure. Review the VBOA licensing requirements for a step-by-step guide.

  • Individual license processing time: 2-5 business days once a document is received before the candidate will see the online checklist updated.

Once all documentation has been submitted, processed and the checklist is complete, the individual will receive email notification from the VBOA indicating:

  • Issued CPA individual license
    OR
  • Pending documents are still needed

License verification

Virginia CPAs can apply for licensure in another state and the VBOA will issue a license verification. 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.

For manual license verification, mail a written request with a non-refundable check made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia for $50.

  • Processing time: 7-10 business days from the date the fee was received (online or check).

License reinstatement

The individual license reinstatement fee is $350 and all fees are non-refundable.

  • Processing time: 7-10 business days from the date the fee was received.


Military and Veterans Services

If you or your spouse is on federal active duty orders pursuant to Title 10 of the United States Code, or a veteran who has left active duty service within the past year, the VBOA may be able to expedite your application.

Please contact the VBOA office at (804) 367-8505 or by email at boa@boa.virginia.gov before you begin the application process.