Renew Your Accountant's License

The Board of Public Accountancy uses the online renewal procedure described here

The Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy has moved to online renewals! The online renewal rollout will commence for the June 30th, 2018 renewal cycle through the Division of Professional Licensure e-Place Portal.

Click here for instructions on how to create your e-Place Portal account.

Renewal notices will continue to be mailed to the address of record with the board. The notice will include an assigned 10 digit “authorization code”.  This code will allow you to link your license to your e-Place account once that has been created.  The notice will also include separate instructions on uploading required CPE (Continuing Professional Education) hours for individuals and the 2018 Firm Affidavit Form for Firms, which will be available within the online renewal application.

Renewal FAQ’s:

  • Will I still receive a renewal notice to the address of record in the mail?
     
    Yes. Renewal notices will continue to be mailed 60 days prior to the expiration date of June 30, 2018. 
     
    Please be advised, the notice you will receive is not a traditional renewal coupon. Please, DO NOT mail back the notice with a check or money order as it will be rejected and cause delays to the renewal. Be sure to create your e-Place portal account and link your license as indicated in the notice above.
     
  • What if I have moved and have not notified the board of my new address? How can I update my address so that a renewal notice is received to my new address?
     
    You will not receive your renewal notice as the notice will not be auto forwarded by mail to protect your license from possible fraudulent activity. For individuals, you will need to alert the board via email to accountingboard@mass.gov with your license number, DOB, and last four SSN# in order for the board to provide your authorization code and for Firms please use DPL-CPAFirms@mass.gov to indicate firm name, license number and FEIN. 
     
    You will then need to update your new mailing address on the online renewal application once you link your license to your e-Place portal account.
     
  • Can I update my name on the renewal application if I have a name change?
     
    No. You will not be able to simultaneously update your name on the online renewal application. You will need to move forward with the online renewal application and then complete an amendment for a name change. Please be advised that the fee to update the name is $27.
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