Online Services Registration Instructions

***The CPAOnline application may be unavailable between 11:00pm and midnight due to maintenance.

Our online services are housed within Secure Access Washington (SAW). To register for a SAW user account:

  1. Go to https://secureaccess.wa.gov
  2. Click on Create one.
  3. Follow the steps to register.
  4. You will be sent an e-mail confirming your registration.
  5. Select the link in the e-mail that follows this statement: “To activate your new account, click the following link” 

If you experience problems or you do not receive an e-mail, please contact the Department of Consolidated Technology Solutions Support Center (24 hrs) at: (888)241-7597 servicedesk@cts.wa.gov

Once you are registered with SAW please follow these steps to set up the link to the Washington State Board of Accountancy (WBOA):

  1. Use your SAW User ID and Password to log back into your SAW account.
  2. Click the “Click here to add services” link.
  3. Enter “WBOA” in the Service Code box (on the top right). Click “Apply.”
  4. You will be directed to the CPA Online user registration page.
  5. Select who you are and proceed. (You may need a WebID or an Invoice # provided by the Board)

If your employer is intending to pay, and your employer is not a registered Washington CPA firm, they will need to register with SAW to obtain an employer ID - You will then enter that ID number when filling out your application. Please click here for detailed instructions

If you have questions or need assistance with this process, please contact Board Staff at customerservice@cpaboard.wa.gov or (360) 753-2586.

Please note: if you are a firm owner and an individual with a CPA license, you are required to create two separate SAW accounts as SAW only allows you to connect one license type to each account. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.