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Effective May 1, 2012, all duplicate license and letter of certification requests must be submitted online.

Effective June 1, 2011, all new license applications must be submitted online.

Paper service requests will no longer be accepted and will be returned to the address indicated on the application.

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Licensing examinations for accountancy are administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The following links will redirect you to AICPA examination information and publications.

Publications and Forms

These links take you to resource information and forms that are required to obtain your license from the District of Columbia.


Online licensing services are a quick, convenient, and environmentally responsible way to manage your licensing needs. All of the functions listed below can be accessed through the Online Services – PULSE Portal link below.

  • Online Services PULSE Portal
    • General Searches allows for public license search. Applicants and licensees may check on the status of their application or renewal or perform an in-depth information inquiry
    • Applications allows you to submit a new, reinstatement or reactivation application. Application Instructions (PDF)
    • Change of Address
    • Renewals
    • Letter of Certification Request
    • Duplicate License Request
  • How to guides
  • FAQs (pdf)
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The DC Board of Accountancy (Board) regulates the licenses of professional accountants and protects consumers by upholding the District of Columbia accountancy license law (pdf). The accountancy license law is defined by the District of Columbia Second Omnibus Regulatory Act of 1998 (Omnibus), which took effect on April 20, 1999.

The Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor. Three members must each hold a certificate as a certified public accountant, hold a valid permit to practice, and, at the time of appointment, have practiced public accountancy as a CPA in the District for not less than five years. One member must be a non-accountant representing consumers. Three members of the Board constitute a quorum.

The Board meets the first Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the DCRA headquarters, located at 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. The Board can be reached by phone: (202) 442-4320 or fax: (202) 698-4329.

Board Administrator: Cynthia Briggs,

Current Board Members

  • Robert Todero - CPA, Chair
  • Abdool Akhran - CPA
  • Kayla Futch - CPA
  • Mohamad Yusuff - CPA
  • Joseph Drew - Consumer Member

2015 Meeting Dates:

January 16 February 6 March 6
April - Recess May 1 June 5
July 3 August 7 September 4
October 2 November 6 December 4

Board meeting minutes are available at