License Verification System

The West Virginia Board of Accountancy maintains the official licensure records for Certified Public Accountants and Registered Public Accountants. This searchable database is provided as a service to allow the public to check the licensure or registration status of an individual. All licenses expire on June 30 each year and must be renewed to maintain "Active" status.

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, occasionally erroneous information can occur. Therefore, the information obtained from this service cannot be considered an official endorsement of any licensee. If an official verification is required, please contact the Board office in writing.

Any licensee may request that an official verification be sent to another Board of Accountancy, employer or third party. Search for your individual information below and follow the appropriate links to order the verification and pay the fee. Your order will be forwarded to the Board office, completed and mailed to the recipients you requested.

Search by Name

You may search using a partial name

Search by License Number

Search by Location

 
Hold the control (CTRL) key to select multiple

 
ex. 25301, 25302, 25303, 25304

*With the implementation of mobility legislation and substantial equivalency practice privileges, out-of-state CPAs performing accounting services in West Virginia may not be required to secure a license. Those licensees from states whose exam and licensure requirements are considered substantially equivalent to West Virginia's requirements may perform accounting services in West Virginia if they are licensed to perform the same services in their state of practice. Use this link for a listing of substantially equivalent states https://www.nasbatools.com/display_page?id=105. However, all the individual practitioners who are performing attest services for a client whose home office is in this State are required to secure an authorization to perform attest services. Licensees who are members of out-of-state firms who perform attest services for a client whose home office is in West Virginia are required to secure a firm permit and authorization to perform attest services. Please contact the board of Accountancy if you have questions.

 

The Board of Accountancy maintains the official firm permit records for in-state and out-of-state accounting firms, Accounting Corporations and Professional Limited Liability Companies who practice public accounting in West Virginia. Sole proprietors who have not incorporated or organized their business as a PLLC are not required to register as a firm. Businesses in which two or more certified public accountants or public accountants hold an ownership or membership interest must make application for a firm permit.

This searchable database is provided as a service to allow the public to check the firm permit status of accounting firms who are registered to practice in West Virginia. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, occasionally erroneous information can occur. Therefore, the information obtained from this service cannot be considered an official endorsement of any licensee. If anyone requires an official verification, please contact the Board office in writing.

Any firm may request that an official verification be sent to another Board of Accountancy or third party. Search for your firm information below and follow the appropriate links to order the verification and pay the fee. Your order will be forwarded to the Board office, completed and mailed to the recipients you requested.

Search by Name

You may search using a partial name

Search by Firm Permit Number

Search by Location

 
Hold the control (CTRL) key to select multiple

 
ex. 25301, 25302, 25303, 25304

*With the implementation of mobility legislation and substantial equivalency practice privileges, out-of-state CPAs performing accounting services in West Virginia may not be required to secure a license. Those licensees from states whose exam and licensure requirements are considered substantially equivalent to West Virginia's requirements may perform accounting services in West Virginia if they are licensed to perform the same services in their state of practice. Use this link for a listing of substantially equivalent states https://www.nasbatools.com/display_page?id=105. However, all the individual practitioners who are performing attest services for a client whose home office is in this State are required to secure an authorization to perform attest services. Licensees who are members of out-of-state firms who perform attest services for a client whose home office is in West Virginia are required to secure a firm permit and authorization to perform attest services. Please contact the board of Accountancy if you have questions.

Related Services

Bulk Licensee Data Download
Download the entire database of West Virginia's actively licensed accounting professionals.

Customized List Service
This online service permits one to customize data output by targeting specific counties, cities or zip codes. The fee is based on the number of hits one receives from the query plus a $25.00 search fee.
 
 

Loading...