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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

Corporate Transparency Act - Attorney General's Opinion

View the Attorney General's Opinion in regards to the Corporate Transparency Act

Fee Increases

Beginning July 1, 2024, all fees will be increased by twelve and a half percent, and the Board will introduce a $25 fee for all Verifications. To request a verification of exam scores or licensure please click this link.

As of January 8, 2024, Maryland's conditional credit period has changed from 18 months to 30 months. Read more about conditional credits.


Our Educational Requirements have changed.

To see the Educational Requirements updates please click this link
*** Applicants can apply under the old educational requirements until June 30, 2026
View Previous Education Requirements

Maryland/NASBA Transition

NASBA’s CPA Examination Services (CPAES) is pleased to welcome the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy as the 36th U.S. jurisdiction for which it provides application processing and eligibility determination services for the Uniform CPA Examination. Currently, the Client Services team, in conjunction with Maryland Board staff, are working collaboratively to transition the processes.

In preparation for the transition, the Maryland Board will stop accepting candidate applications on December 31, 2023. Maryland candidates will be notified about the transition via email.

To support this effort, CPA Examination application and historical testing information for applicants will be transferred from the previous application system into NASBA’s online application system, CPA Portal.

The full transition will be completed and CPA Examination Services will begin processing applications on January 22, 2024.

Applicants can find information about requirements for the Uniform CPA Exam and how to apply by visiting the website at CPA Exam | NASBA

CPA 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.

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.

The Processing of Wall Certificates - Update

As of May 17, 2024, all wall certificates from January 2021 through April 2024, have been processed and mailed. If you have not received a wall certificate please reach out to the Board by calling 410-230-6258, or via email at

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.

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:

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, 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.

Jane Doe

NEW law related to firm mobility.

NASBA/AICPA announce score release dates for summer and fall CPA examinations.

Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself

Uniform CPA Examination.

Proposed Regulations Currently Open for Public Comment

View 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; or fax 410-962-8483.

Verify the status of a CPA nationally

Contact the Board
Maryland Board of Public Accountancy
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 121
Baltimore, MD 21201
Fax: 410-962-8483