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Board of Accountancy Regulations [REPEALED] [18 VAC 5 ‑ 21]
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Chapter Information
Description The Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), established in 1910, regulates Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in Virginia through a program of examination, licensure (individuals and firms), consumer protection (enforcement), continuing professional education and peer reviews.
State Authority §§ §§ 54.1-4402-4403
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation The VBOA’s mission is to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth through a regulatory program of licensure and compliance of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and CPA firms.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Wade A. Jewell  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 402
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address: boa@boa.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-8540    FAX: (804)527-4409    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Changes incorporating recent statutory amendments about qualifications for, and issuance and maintenance of, a CPA license and firm permit. - -
Amend existing regulations about qualifications for, and issuance and maintenance of, CPA licenses and firm registrations. - -

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Promulgate Chapter 22 and Repeal Chapter 21 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/16/2010.
Fee for Administration of Computer-Based CPA Examination Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/23/2006.
Changes incorporating amendments about (1) the qualifications for, and implementation of, the new computerized CPA exam, and (2) the requirements for Ethics CPE. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/9/2006.
Amend existing Board of Accountancy Regulations to change the CPA certificate and Registration certificate reinstatement fees. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/26/2003.
Amend existing Board of Accountancy Regulations to adopt a fee. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/28/2003.
Amend existing Board of Accountancy regulations to adopt a fee. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/1/2001.
Amend existing Board of Accountancy regulations to conform with statutory changes. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/1/2001.
Promulgation of Board for Accountancy Regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/25/2001.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Deadline for CPA Exam Candidates Qualified Under Prior Education Requirement to Sit for CPA Exam Final Stage withdrawn before the Governor's office completed its review.
Comprehensive Review of Regulations for Clarity and Improvements-Repeal of Chapter 21, 18 VAC 5 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 9/21/2010 after the comment period had ended.
Reduction of Educational Requirement Needed Prior to Taking the CPA Exam Fast-Track Stage withdrawn before the Secretary's office completed its review.
Qualifications for CPA Certificate -
Reduction of Educational Requirements Needed Prior to Taking the CPA Exam -
Reduction of the Educational Requirement Needed Prior to Taking CPA Examination -
Reduction of the Educational Requirement Needed Prior to Taking CPA Examination -