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All applicants for licensure must initially submit Form 1 along with the $427 licensure and first registration fee. You must answer all questions and provide all information requested unless otherwise indicated. Failure to accurately complete all required parts of the application will delay its review. Additional forms below are required based on the licensure requirements of the profession. Do not use Form 1 to renew your existing license.

Continuing Your Application
If you have started an application within the past 30 days, and have not yet completed it, you can use this link to continue your application. You will need your Application ID, Social Security Number, and Date of Birth.

Upload Additional Documentation
If you have already completed an application, but you have additional documents or files to include in your previous submission, use this link to upload additional documentation. You will need your Application ID and Date of Birth.

Applicants who have not already passed the licensing examination must also file an application and fee with CPA Examination Services.

Change Address or Name  - You are required to notify us within 30 days of any address or name changes. Please read the instructions to request this change

 

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Documentation of professional education should be sent to either the State Education Department or to CPA Examination Services for review, pursuant to the directions provided below. Transcripts and the appropriate forms must be submitted directly by the educational institutions you attended.

Submission to the State Education Department

Have all of your educational institutions submit Form 2 and your transcripts to the State Education Department only if:

  • you received your post-secondary education in whole or in part from outside the United States, or
  • you have already passed the Uniform CPA Examination, either in New York or in another jurisdiction.

The form 2 should be completed as follows:

  • Form 2, Section I: Complete this section of the form before sending it to your school.
  • Form 2, Section II: The Registrar must complete this section and return the form directly to the Office of the Professions at the address on the form.

Submission to CPA Examination Services

If your post-secondary education is from entirely within the U.S. and you have not already passed the Uniform CPA Examination you must send your transcripts and CPA Examination Services' New York Registered Program form (if appropriate) for review to:

New York Service Unit
CPA Examination Services
PO Box 198469
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: 1-800-CPA-EXAM (1-800-272-3926)
E-mail: cpaes-ny@nasba.org
Web: www.nasba.org

Electronic Education Documentation

The Office of the Professions (OP) will accept official electronic transcripts and forms from educational institutions (i.e. colleges/universities) or designated third-party* transcript entities located in the United States provided that:

  • The transcript is the certified true and official academic record and the document does NOT have an expiration date**.
  • OP can independently verify that the documentation is received directly from the educational institution’s registrar or officially designated third-party.
  • If a third-party transcript provider is involved, it is clear that the educational institution has designated the third party as the official sole provider of its transcripts.
  • The applicant had no opportunity to directly access or alter the transcript before it is sent or transmitted.
  • Any educational institution education documentation submissions should be made electronically to DPLSEduc@nysed.gov***.

*OP will only accept third-party submissions after we have determined that the arrangement between the educational institution and the third party is consistent with our security and verification standards.

**Transcript documents with expiration dates cannot be accepted. Expirations on links to the document are acceptable.

***Do NOT use this email to submit a question, as we will be unable to provide a response. Submit a Contact Us Form for questions regarding specific applications or to check the status of a licensure application.

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This form must be submitted directly by the licensing authority.

If you have credit for any parts of the Uniform CPA Examination from another jurisdiction or are licensed in another jurisdiction, examination grades must be transferred from the jurisdiction in which the examination was taken. Endorsement applicants must have a Form 3 submitted from each state they were licensed in and each state where they sat for the examination. Please photocopy the form as necessary.

Section I: Complete this section of the form before sending it to the jurisdiction.

Section II: The jurisdiction must complete this section and return the form directly to the Office of the Professions at the address on the form.

Note: A Form 3 is not required for licenses/certificates issued by the New York State Education Department. Also, if the certification/verification documentation provided by a U.S. jurisdictions contains the same information requested in the Form 3, completion of a Form 3 for that jurisdiction is not necessary. For certification/verification documentation that does not contain the same information, a Form 3 will need to be completed for that jurisdiction.

Electronic Verification of Licensure, Certification and/or Examination

The Office of the Professions (OP) will accept electronic verifications of licensure, certification and examination completion from other licensing authorities located in the United States provided that:

  • OP can independently authenticate that the verification is received directly from the licensing authority.
  • The applicant had no opportunity to directly access or alter the verification before it is sent or transmitted.
  • Any licensing authority verification submissions should be made electronically to DPLSVerif@nysed.gov.*

*DO NOT use this email to submit a question, as we will be unable to provide a response. Submit a Contact Us Form for questions regarding specific applications or to check the status of a licensure application.

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Instructions for Completing Verification of Experience by Supervisor Form 4B

This form must be submitted directly by the supervisor. This form will not be accepted if submitted by the applicant.

Section I: Complete this section and forward the form along with a copy of Form 4BInst to your supervisor and ask that they complete Section II.

Section II: Have your supervisor complete this section, sign and date the affirmation and send the form along with any required documentation directly to the Office of the Professions at the address at the end of the form.

Electronic Verification of Experience

The Office of the Professions (OP) will accept experience forms directly from supervisors provided that:

  • OP can independently verify that the documentation is received directly from the supervisor
  • The applicant had no opportunity to directly alter the experience form before it is sent or transmitted.
  • Any experience documentation submissions should be made electronically to DPLSExperience@nysed.gov*.

*Do NOT use this email to submit a question, as we will be unable to provide a response. Submit a Contact Us Form for questions regarding specific applications or to check the status of a licensure application.

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