Certified Public Accountant

License Information

Per Wisconsin State Statutes 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Certified Public Accountant credential is December 14th of each odd-numbered year.  Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.

Application for Licensure (Including for a License Expired Five Years or More)

130Application for Certified Public Accountant License
128Experience Record
127Verification of Employment and Experience
3178​Required Course Work in Accounting and Business Subjects
131​Verification of Examination or Registration (Transfer of Scores/Endorsement Applicants Only)
2699​Request to Retake the Statutes and Rules or Ethics Examination (if applicable)
2252​Convictions and Pending Charges
3071​Fax Payment Form

Application by Reinstatement (License Expired Five Years or More)

In order to reinstate a credential you must submit an application Form #130 and the reinstatement fee.  Under Accy 2.501(2),  verification of successful completion of examinations specified in s. Accy 2.301 OR education specified in s. Accy 2.202 is also required.  A reinstatement applicant must either submit the $75.00 to take the WI Ethics exam (applicants who did not take the national exams in WI will also need to have official verification of scores sent) OR submit your official transcripts for review.    

Renewal Information


  • FEE (See Renewal Dates and Fees)
  • SIG (Signature regarding the completion of Continuing Education, included in on-line renewal and paper form; see Continuing Education Information for details.)
  • If your legal status as a qualified alien or nonimmigrant lawfully present in the United States has changed since the issuance of your credential or your last renewal, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services at (608) 266-2112 or dsps@wisconsin.gov.

Renewal Methods

  • Online Log In: License Renewal Online
  • Request a Paper Renewal Form:  (888) 506‑4239 or (608) 261‑4460 for the Madison area

RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees
​R210​Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension

​Wisconsin Act 210 (effective June 1, 2012)

This Act extends the license of a service member if the license expires while they are on active duty from 90 days to 180 days from the date of discharge. The same applies to a spouse of a service member if the spouse does not practice under their license while the service member is on active duty and does not practice because the service member is on active duty.

This Act repeals a provision of prior law that required a service member to meet all of the requirements for license extension or renewal, except for continuing education requirements, in order to have the license extended.

Service members and spouses may request extensions of licenses beyond 180 days from discharge and may request a waiver or extension of time to complete continuing education requirements due to hardship.  Please view Active Duty/Discharge Renewal Extension Form #R210.