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Registration Of A Firm Practicing Public Accountancy As A Sole Proprietorship

General Instructions:

A firm may not provide or offer to provide attest services or use the title "CPA," "CPAs," "CPA Firm," "Certified Public Accountants," "Certified Public Accounting Firm," or "Auditing Firm" or any variation of those titles unless the firm holds a firm license issued by the board or qualifies under a practice privilege. The simplest way to meet this requirement as an individual licensee is by registering with the Board as a sole proprietor. There is no need to register with the Secretary of State in order to practice as a sole proprietor.

Required Forms and Documents:

Submit the following completed forms to the Board in order to begin the registration process:

Registration of a Sole Proprietorship (L0037) (fillable)

Application for Registration of Firm Office(s) (L0011) (fillable)

Peer Review Reporting (L0014) (fillable)

Affidavit for Peer Review (L0031) (fillable)

Additional information:

Other informational documents are available on-line:

The Peer Review Program Overview

Peer Review Sponsors (L0028)

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Forms with the notation "(fillable)" offer you the option of entering your information on-screen before printing and sending it to the Board. If you still have questions after reviewing the forms on-line, contact the CPE/Licensing Division at the Board.