The Florida divison for the regulation of Certified Public Accountants (CPA’s), and accounting firms in the State of Florida, is within Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation or DBPR. The applications to sit for the CPA license, original Florida licensure applications, licensure by endorsement applications, reactivation of a delinquent or inactive CPA license, temporary permit applications, accountancy firm licensure and continuing education reporting forms, are all processed by the Division of Certified Public Accounting. In addition, the division provides administrative support to the Board of Accountancy (BOA). The Florida Board of Accountancy consists of nine members, seven members of whom are CPAs and two who are consumer members. The board meets approximately 10 times a year at various locations throughout the State of Florida. Meetings are open to the public.
The following is the mission statement of Florida’s Division of Certified Public Accounting from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s website:
MISSION: To promote consumer protection by ensuring that certified public accountants and firms meet and adhere to the statutory requirements for licensure.
Soreide Law Group represents CPA’s in front of the Florida Board of Accountancy regarding licensing issues. For more information about professional licensing law please visit: www.floridaprofessionallicense.com or call to speak to an attorney at:(888) 760-6552.