Board Adopted Rule Changes to Allow Use of “CPA Retired”

After holding a public rule-making hearing on April 26, 2012, the Board amended WAC 4-30-058 to allow use of:

  1. the designation "CPA Retired" for those licensed CPAs who provide notice to the Board and meet the following criteria:
    1. Have reached 60 years of age and hold an active license in good standing; or
    2. At any age, have held an active license in good standing, not suspended or revoked, to practice public accountancy in any state for a combined period of not less than 20 years.
  2. designations or titles authorized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Where may I find the changes to the rule?

The Board’s Rule Making Order (CR-103) will be available from the Washington State Register (WSR 12-10-085) on May 16, 2012.  Or, you may request a copy from Board staff.

When will the changes take effect?
The changes will take effect on June 2, 2012.