How to apply for a reciprocal accountancy license

Instructions for applicants with more than 4 years of accounting experience

Board of Public Accountancy

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Effective June 1, 2019, all applicants are required to submit an application online through the Division of Professional Licensure’s ePLACE Portal. Please read the instructions below before proceeding to ePlace

The Board of Public Accountancy exclusively issues a full reporting license to individuals seeking to practice public accountancy in Massachusetts.

As of May 19, 2017, Massachusetts is no longer a two-tiered state, and the non-reporting license is no longer offered.

Applicants seeking reciprocal licensure who have been licensed and practicing for 4 of the last 10 years please review the information below for a summary of the requirements for a license.

If you have been licensed for less than 4 years or have not practiced in the last 10 years for a minimum of four years, please submit a reciprocal license application following the criteria for initial license applicants.

 

Summary of Requirements for licensure:

  1. Verification of your out of state license(s) from the state board
  2. Verification of employment
  3. CORI Permission form

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Reciprocal license - $499

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After reading the requirements above, please complete the licensing process in the ePlace licensing portal.

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Requirements for a Public Accountancy License.

For questions about the requirements for licensure or the application process in general, may be directed to the Board office by calling 617-727-1806 or by e-mail accountingboard@mass.gov

For technical assistance with the ePLACE portal, please call the ePLACE Help Desk Team at (844) 733-7522 or (844) 73-ePLAC or e-mail ePLACE_helpdesk@state.ma.us.

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