Search the Database
NCGS 93B-3, “Register of Persons Licensed; Information as to Licensed Status of Individuals,” requires that the Board make available a register of all persons currently licensed by the Board and that the register be updated annually by listing the changes made in it by reason of new licenses issued, licenses revoked or suspended, death, or any other cause. In addition, the Board shall, upon request of any citizen of the State, inform the requesting person as to the licensed status of any individual. To fulfill the requirements of NCGS 93B-3, the North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners has made the public record portions of its database available through this website. The database is constructed using information provided to the Board by its licensees, and as such, is only as accurate as the information provided by each licensee. The database is generally updated in real time; however, there may be delays in updating the information. The Board does not guarantee the use of this information for any purpose and as such, the information obtained from this database is not an official endorsement of any licensee or CPA firm. Please note that the Board does not sell or rent the mailing addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses of its current or former licensees (including CPA firms) or Uniform CPA Examination candidates. If you have any questions concerning the database or problems accessing the database, please contact Buck Winslow, Manager of Licensing.
Public Record/Disciplinary Action
In accordance with NCGS 93-12.2 and NCGS 132-1, the Board has made its public record files available through this website. To determine if an individual is, or has been, licensed by the Board as a CPA, or if a firm is, or has been registered with the Board, you may search the Board’s database. In addition, if an individual or firm has public disciplinary action on file with the Board, a link, “Public Documents” will display on the Details page of the individual’s record or the firm’s record. NOTE: You must turn off all pop-up blockers in order to see the full record. Please note that any complaint, investigation, inquiry, or interview not leading to formal Board action is not considered public record information under NCGS 132-1. The public record/disciplinary actions are either PDF documents; which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the documents, or TIFFs (images) which require Microsoft Office Document Imaging to view and print the documents. In order to print all pages of some TIFF documents, you may need to use the “select all pages” option before selecting the “print” function.
ATTENTION LICENSEES: If you do not wish for your home address and/or telephone number to appear on this website, you must designate your business/practice address and telephone number as your mailing address. Changes in home and/or business address may be submitted to the Board online. If you prefer not to submit your address change online, you may submit a Change of Address form by mail, fax, or email. Board staff cannot accept an oral change of address.
State Board of CPA Examiners
Search for a CPA
To search for an individual who is, or has been, licensed as a North Carolina CPA, you may search by name, by certificate number, by city, or by state. For additional information on an individual, click on the “details” link that is displayed in the search results. .NOTE: If you are unsure of the exact spelling of the name, you may perform a wildcard search by entering the first few letters of the name followed by an asterisk (*) [name = smi*].
· Search by State (requires additional criteria such as licensee name or city)
Search for a CPA Firm or CPE Sponsor or View a List of Currently-Registered CPE Sponsors
To search for a CPA firm that is, or has been, registered with the Board, you may search by the firm name or city. You may also use this search to find currently-registered CPE Sponsors. For additional information on a firm or sponsor, click on the “details” link that is displayed in the search results. NOTE: If you are unsure of the exact spelling of the name, you may perform a wildcard search by entering the first few letters of the name followed by an asterisk (*) [name = smi*].