2017 Wisconsin Act 278, beginning August 1, 2018, prior to submitting an application for a credential, an individual may apply to the Department for a determination of whether the individual would be disqualified from obtaining the credential due to his or her conviction record. To apply for a predetermination, please fill out
Form 3085 and submit all required documentation specified on the form. Pursuant to
Wis. Stat. §
111.335(4)(e), the offenses or kinds of offenses that may result in a refusal, bar, or termination of licensure are published under Additional Resources on the left side of this page.
2017 Wisconsin Act 319, beginning August 1, 2018, an applicant for an initial credential may apply for a reduction of the initial credential fee that is equal to 10% of the initial fee. Qualification is based on the federal adjusted gross income being at or below 180% of the federal poverty guideline prescribed for the applicant's family household size by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. To determine eligibility please visit the
United States Department of Health and Human Services website prior to submitting
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)
|130||Application for Certified Public Accountant License|
|3217||Application for Fee Reduction (This form
must accompany the application for the credential)|
|127||Verification 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)|
|3085||Application for Predetermination (Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal, state, or local law, including municipal ordinances, in this state or any other) |
|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.