Patti Bowers, Executive Officer, California Board of Accountancy

When the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) began participating in the Accountancy Licensee Database (ALD) in 2010, we looked forward to the nationwide licensee information that a central registry would provide. While we anticipate the day when all jurisdictions will participate, the CBA has already found ALD to be a helpful tool in assisting in our licensing and enforcement processes.

Our licensing staff finds the ALD useful in a number of ways. With a few clicks, staff is able to access information about a CPA applicant’s licensure status in other jurisdictions as well as some information regarding any disciplinary action the applicant may have had. Additionally, staff can use ALD to access the licensure status for out-of-state supervisors who certify work experience for applicants, which is helpful in processing applications more quickly.

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