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COVID19 State CPA Profession and Licensure StatusUpdated: 29 May 2020.* NASBA has recommended to Boards of Accountancy that have CPE reporting years ending on or before October 31, 2020,to consider offering a grace period for those licensees to meet their CPE requirements until October 31, 2020. The fullguidance can be found at All NTS with expirations between April 1 – June 30, 2020, have been extended until September 30, 2020. At this time, noaction is required by candidates and there is no need to contact NASBA or your Board of Accountancy. If your exam creditexpires outside of this window, you will need to follow normal policies to request an extension. Further information can befound at labamaBoard ofLegislatureAccountancyClosed, staffAdjourned sine working fromdie May 18homeAlaskaAdjourned sine Open but closeddie May 19to the publicArizonaAdjourned sinedie May 8StateCaliforniaAdjourned sinedie April 24ReconvenedHouse May 4Closed, staffand Senateworking fromMay 11homeColoradoClosed, staffworking fromhomeArkansasReconvenedMay 26State Action on LicensureSB 241- Allows boards to expedite licenses to out of stateapplicants and temporarily waive CPE requirementsExecutive Order No. 2020-17- Executive Order requiringstate agencies and boards to defer requirements to renewlicenses that have an expiration date between March 1,2020 and September 1, 2020 by six months from theexpiration date, unless those requirements can becompleted onlineCPE Extensions*Accepting Pass/FailGrades for EligibilityRequirementsNo; Removed the capon self study hoursYesYesGrace period through10/31/20Executive Order No. 20-06- Executive Order requiring allagencies to suspend requirements if it helps with the spreadof COVID-19; all state agencies to identify statutes and rulesthat delay an agency’s ability to render maximum assistanceto citizens adhering to guidelines to prohibit the spread ofCOVID-19.Granting applicationsfor extensionYesYes, if it is equivalentto a C or higher foraccounting andbusiness courses. Nominimum grade forgeneral educationcoursesYesYes, if it is equivalentto a C or higher foraccounting andbusiness courses. Nominimum grade forgeneral educationcourses

StateConnecticutDelawareLegislatureAdjourned sinedie May 6ReconvenedMay 26Meeting regularlyvia live broadcastmeetingsDistrict ofColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoBoard ofAccountancyAdjourned sinedie March 19Adjourneduntil June 11ReconvenedMay 11Senateadjourned sinedie on March19. HouseState Action on LicensureCPE Extensions*Accepting Pass/FailGrades for EligibilityRequirementsExecutive Order No. 7M- Authorizes boards to extend anystatutory or regulatory time requirements, decision-makingrequirements, hearings, or other time limitations ordeadlines, procedure or legal process pertaining to mattersunder their respective jurisdiction, functions or powers for aperiod not to exceed 90 days. Boards may issue ordersnecessary to implement and effectuate this order and mustpublicly post and maintain order on their website.Grace period through12/31/20YesNo changesYesB 718- Amends District of Columbia Law (Sec. 310. Extensionof licenses and registrations) to allow the Mayor to do thefollowing during a declared public health emergency: (1)extend the validity of a license, registration, permit, orauthorization, including drivers licenses, vehicleregistrations, professional licenses, registrations, andcertifications; (2) Waive the deadlines for filings, and waivefees, fines, and penalties associated with the failure totimely renew a license, registration, permit, or otherauthorization or to timely submit a filing; or (3) Extend orwaive the deadline by which action is required to be takenby the executive branch of the District government or bywhich an approval or disapproval is deemed to haveoccurred based on inaction by the executive branch of theDistrict government.Executive Order No. 20-52- Governor Ron DeSantis (R)issued an executive order relating to the suspension of rulesfor multiple state agencies during this period.Indefinitely postponeddeadline to submitdocumentation forthose subject to CPEauditYesNo changesYesYesClosed, staffworking fromhomeYesExecutive Proclamation- State licensing entities areauthorized to temporarily exercise enforcement discretion,implement temporary rules and waive licensing and relatedrequirements to maximize access to health care services andprovider support in response to COVID-19.Yes* NASBA has recommended to Boards of Accountancy that have CPE reporting years ending on or before October 31, 2020, to consider offering a grace period for those licensees to meet their CPE requirementsuntil October 31, 2020. The full guidance can be found at All NTS with expirations between April 1 – June 30, 2020, have been extended until September 30, 2020. At this time, no action is required by candidates and there is no need to contact NASBA or your Boardof Accountancy. If your exam credit expires outside of this window, you will need to follow normal policies to request an extension. Further information can be found e

StateLegislatureBoard ofAccountancyState Action on LicensureCPE Extensions*Accepting Pass/FailGrades for EligibilityRequirementsadjourned sinedie March 20IllinoisIndianaIowaKansasClosed, staffSpecial session working fromMay 20-24homeOpen, staffAdjourned sine working fromdie March 11homeSuspendeduntil June 3Executive Order No. 20-19- Extends renewal dates forprofessional and occupational licenses, certificates, permitsor registrations (in good standing as of March 12, 2020)through the remainder of the pandemic and remain valid 90days following the termination of the state of disasteremergency. All boards must waive late or delinquent feesand extend deadlines for continuing education requirements90 days following the termination of the state of disasteremergency.No changesReconvenedMay 21Open with limitedstaff, remainderworking fromhomeLouisianaMaineOpen, staffAdjourned sine working fromdie March 17homeMarylandYesSelf study limitation isremoved through5/27/20ReconvenedApril 14ReconvenedMay 4KentuckyYesAdjourned sinedie March 18ClosedYesLimit of 6 hours ofpass/fail for therequired courses(accounting, businessand communication).Credit still needs to beawarded for thecourse and listed onan official transcriptYesYesYesExecutive Order 2020-03- Extends expiration dates forlicenses, permits, registrations and other authorizations thatare set to expire during the state of emergency and healthemergency. Expiration dates extends to the 30th day afterthe date by which the state of emergency is terminated and Grace period throughhealth emergency is rescinded.10/31/20Yes* NASBA has recommended to Boards of Accountancy that have CPE reporting years ending on or before October 31, 2020, to consider offering a grace period for those licensees to meet their CPE requirementsuntil October 31, 2020. The full guidance can be found at All NTS with expirations between April 1 – June 30, 2020, have been extended until September 30, 2020. At this time, no action is required by candidates and there is no need to contact NASBA or your Boardof Accountancy. If your exam credit expires outside of this window, you will need to follow normal policies to request an extension. Further information can be found e

StateLegislatureBoard ofAccountancyExecutive Order No. 18- Extends registration of anyprofessional license, certificate, or registration that is ingood standing and it set to expire, or will expire, during thestate of emergency for up to 90 days following thetermination of the state of emergency.Convened AprilMassachusetts 30MichiganState Action on LicensureConvened April Open but closed7to the publicCPE Extensions*Extension by 90 daysupon the end of thestate of emergencyRemoving self studylimitation for yearending 6/30/20Accepting Pass/FailGrades for May 7Open with limitedstaff, remainderworking fromhomeAllowing 3 months(July-September 2020)of carry back withoutlate feeYesCurrent periodchanged to end10/31/20. Followingperiod will be an 8month period ending6/30/21. Carry overcredit increased from20 to 40 hours fromcurrent period tofollowing periodYesMissouriOpen with limitedstaff, remainderAdjourned sine working fromdie May 17homeYesMinnesotaMontanaReconvenedApril 7Open, staffNo regularworking fromsession in 2020 homeAs authorized by 10-3-118 MCA, and Governor SteveBullock’s directive, The Montana Department of Labor andIndustry has implemented an interstate licensureregistration for out of state licensees in response to COVID19. Licensed professionals from out of state can register inMontana to work for a defined period. The Department willevaluate applicants’ home state license according tolicensing regulation in Montana, to verify it is currentlyactive, unrestricted, and in good standing, and issue aregistration to work in Montana.Yes* NASBA has recommended to Boards of Accountancy that have CPE reporting years ending on or before October 31, 2020, to consider offering a grace period for those licensees to meet their CPE requirementsuntil October 31, 2020. The full guidance can be found at All NTS with expirations between April 1 – June 30, 2020, have been extended until September 30, 2020. At this time, no action is required by candidates and there is no need to contact NASBA or your Boardof Accountancy. If your exam credit expires outside of this window, you will need to follow normal policies to request an extension. Further information can be found e

StateLegislatureBoard ireNew JerseyNew MexicoState Action on LicensureCPE Extensions*Accepting Pass/FailGrades for EligibilityRequirementsNo changesYesBoard of Public Accountants provided a blanket extension topeople sitting for the exam until September 30, 2020.Adjourneduntil July 20Open with limitedstaff, remainderworking fromhomeOpen, staffNo regularworking fromsession in 2020 homeExecutive Directive No. 009- All licenses and permits issuedby a state agency or board that are set to expire or expireduring the declared emergency will be extended for 90 daysfrom the current expiration date, or 90 days from the datethat the declared state of emergency on March 12, 2020 isterminated (whichever is later).Extension through10/31/20 to earn CPEcredits on a RequestBasisAdjourneduntil furthernoticeAssemblyadjourneduntil May 4.Senate remote Open, staffvoting session working fromon April 13homeAdjourned sinedie February20YesAB 3901- During state of emergency, allows a professionalor occupational licensing board within the Division ofConsumer Affairs the ability to reactivate a license on anexpedited basis to any individual who held a correspondinglicense in good standing at the time the individual retiredfrom active practice or was placed on inactive status withinthe last three years. The board may do the following: Temporarily waive renewal, reinstatement, or reactivationof a license requirements including continuing education. Determine the duration and terms of license. Require those granted a license to practice the professionin New Jersey as deemed necessary to protect the publichealth, safety, and welfare.YesYesBoards will considerexemptions andexceptions on a caseby case basisYes* NASBA has recommended to Boards of Accountancy that have CPE reporting years ending on or before October 31, 2020, to consider offering a grace period for those licensees to meet their CPE requirementsuntil October 31, 2020. The full guidance can be found at All NTS with expirations between April 1 – June 30, 2020, have been extended until September 30, 2020. At this time, no action is required by candidates and there is no need to contact NASBA or your Boardof Accountancy. If your exam credit expires outside of this window, you will need to follow normal policies to request an extension. Further information can be found e

StateLegislatureBoard ofAccountancyState Action on LicensureCPE Extensions*Accepting Pass/FailGrades for EligibilityRequirementsNew YorkAssembly lastconvenedMarch 18,Senateadjourneduntil furthernoticeFor licensees whoseregistrations are dueto renew March 1 September 1, 2020,the Department willgrant an adjustmentto all licensees tocomplete up to 100%of the continuingeducation as selfstudy, so long as it istaken from aDepartment-approvedprovider and is in anacceptable subjectarea for the specificprofession.YesNorth CarolinaConvened April Open but closed29to the publicNo changesYesGrace period through9/30/20YesNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonNo regularsession in 2020Next votingsession onApril 28Special sessionconvened April6Executive Order No. 2020-07- Governor Doug Burgum (R)has ordered all state agencies to identify regulatory statutesor rules that can be suspended to help ease this crisis.Open, staffworking fromhomeOpen but closedto the publicOpen but closedto the public, andAdjourned sine staff working fromdie March 8homeYesYesNo changesYes* NASBA has recommended to Boards of Accountancy that have CPE reporting years ending on or before October 31, 2020, to consider offering a grace period for those licensees to meet their CPE requirementsuntil October 31, 2020. The full guidance can be found at All NTS with expirations between April 1 – June 30, 2020, have been extended until September 30, 2020. At this time, no action is required by candidates and there is no need to contact NASBA or your Boardof Accountancy. If your exam credit expires outside of this window, you will need to follow normal policies to request an extension. Further information can be found e

Board ofAccountancyStateLegislaturePennsylvaniaHouse andSenateconvened floorsessions usingremoteparticipationand votingweek of March23ClosedPuerto RicoRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeState Action on LicensureRemoved self-studylimitAdjourneduntil at leastApril 13Canceledsession andcommitteesthrough May 1ReconvenedOpen but closedMay 12to the publicOpen, staffAdjourned sine working fromdie March 30homeAdjourneduntil June 1CPE Extensions*Accepting Pass/FailGrades for EligibilityRequirementsYesYes, if it is equivalentto a C or higher foraccounting andbusiness courses. Nominimum grade forgeneral educationcoursesYesNo changesYesYesExecutive Order No. 15- Governor Bill Lee (R) issued anorder to relieve regulatory burdens and free up theExecutive Branch to more effectively respond to COVID-19.No; The continuingeducation rules inTennessee do notlimit the number ofhours obtainedthrough self-studyand/or online learningmethods, therebyallowing all 80 hoursto be obtained usingthese distancelearning methods,Yes* NASBA has recommended to Boards of Accountancy that have CPE reporting years ending on or before October 31, 2020, to consider offering a grace period for those licensees to meet their CPE requirementsuntil October 31, 2020. The full guidance can be found at All NTS with expirations between April 1 – June 30, 2020, have been extended until September 30, 2020. At this time, no action is required by candidates and there is no need to contact NASBA or your Boardof Accountancy. If your exam credit expires outside of this window, you will need to follow normal policies to request an extension. Further information can be found e

StateLegislatureBoard ofAccountancyState Action on LicensureCPE Extensions*Accepting Pass/FailGrades for EligibilityRequirementswith limitedexceptions.West VirginiaNo regularOpen but closedsession in 2020 to the publicAdjournedspecial sessionsine die April23ClosedOpen but closedto the public, andQuorum onstaff working fromApril 8homeAdjourned sine Open but closeddie March 12. to the public, andVeto sessionstaff working fromon April 22.homeOpen with limitedstaff, remainderAdjourned sine working fromdie March 12homeOpen, staffAdjourned sine working fromdie March 7homeWisconsinAssemblyadjourned inFebruaryTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashington90 day grace period(carry back)YesYesNo changesYesYesYesNo changesYesYes* NASBA has recommended to Boards of Accountancy that have CPE reporting years ending on or before October 31, 2020, to consider offering a grace period for those licensees to meet their CPE requirementsuntil October 31, 2020. The full guidance can be found at All NTS with expirations between April 1 – June 30, 2020, have been extended until September 30, 2020. At this time, no action is required by candidates and there is no need to contact NASBA or your Boardof Accountancy. If your exam credit expires outside of this window, you will need to follow normal policies to request an extension. Further information can be found e

Board ofAccountancyStateLegislatureWyomingOpen with limitedstaff, remainderAdjourned sine working fromdie March 12homeState Action on LicensureCPE Extensions*Accepting Pass/FailGrades for EligibilityRequirementsYes* NASBA has recommended to Boards of Accountancy that have CPE reporting years ending on or before October 31, 2020, to consider offering a grace period for those licensees to meet their CPE requirementsuntil October 31, 2020. The full guidance can be found at All NTS with expirations between April 1 – June 30, 2020, have been extended until September 30, 2020. At this time, no action is required by candidates and there is no need to contact NASBA or your Boardof Accountancy. If your exam credit expires outside of this window, you will need to follow normal policies to request an extension. Further information can be found e

COVID19 State CPA Profession and Licensure Status Updated: 29 May 2020. * NASBA has recommended to Boards of Accountancy that have CPE reporting years ending on or before October 31, 2020, to