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Detailed Information for : Accountant, Certified Public
Certification required for a person to engage in the practice of public accounting, granted to those who qualify under Wisconsin requirements for education, experience, examination, good professional character, and professional ethics.  
License Type:
Two years. Renewal due date is December 31 of each odd-numbered year.  
Valid Wisconsin credential or license (see initial application information).  
Application Form(s):
Renewal notice is mailed 6 weeks before the renewal due date. For example, you receive a renewal notice on November 15 (of odd-numbered years) to be renewed by the deadline date of December 31 (of odd-numbered years). Special renewal requirements are listed on back of renewal form.  
Wisconsin Statutes:
Accountant, Certified Public License
Accounting Examining Board

Statutory requirements for a certified public accountant license (Chapter 442).

Administrative Rules/Codes:
Accountant, Certified Public License
Accounting Examining Board

Administrative Code requirements for a certified public accountant license.
Rules of Conduct (ACCY 1)
Examinations (ACCY 3)
Biennial Registrations (ACCY 4)
Experience Evaluations (ACCY 5)
Education (ACCY 7)
Endorsement Qualifications (ACCY 8)

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For additional assistance with business-related license, permit and registration information, visit the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at or phone them at 608-263-7680.