Created in 1913 by the Oregon Legislature, the board, with a staff of nine, oversees the licensure of approximately 8,500 Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and Public Accountants (PAs) and through registration of approximately 1,000 public accounting firms.
Applicants for licensure must meet minimum standards in terms of education, work experience and successful completion of the national CPA exam. Thereafter, licensees must demonstrate professional accounting competency at licensure renewal by meeting continuing education standards of 80 hours of education every two years for active licensees.
The CPA profession is fundamentally about trust in the quality of audits, accuracy of financial statements and competency of any other professional service performed by CPAs, including tax services. The board holds licensees accountable for adhering to all professional and ethical standards that apply to their practice. Complaints can be submitted to the board from members of the public, other sources, or may be self-initiated by the board by completing the complaint form which can be found on the board’s website. If an investigation finds a violation of board statutes or rules, licensees are held accountable for their conduct through disciplinary action.The public can verify the status and disciplinary history of an Oregon licensee or public accounting firm on the board’s website or by calling the board office.
Mailing Address: 200 Hawthorne Ave. SE, Suite D450, Salem 97301-5289
Contact: Kimberly Fast, Executive Director; Nancy Young-Oliver, CPA, CISA, CFE, Chair
Legal and Legislative Information
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter
Records, Publications and General Information
State Archives Holdings from This Agency
The following are selected abbreviated listings from the holdings of the Oregon State Archives. Additional records may be available. These records may be viewed free of charge at the State Archives Building in Salem. Copies are available for a fee.
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Title: Board Minutes and Agendas
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