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Licensing Services

Public Accounting Firms 


  • Original Registration. You are applying for an original Colorado Public Accounting Firm registration. Applicants must apply through the NASBA website.
  • Renew. You currently hold a Colorado registration and are in a renewal period.
  • Reinstate. Your Colorado registration has expired and you wish to reinstate the registration. 

Some of the applications may not be updated to reflect some new requirements for maintaining a license and/or firm registration or applying for a new license and/or firm registration.

You are encouraged to read the rule that applies to your situation and supply information that addresses the requirements listed in the new
rules effective July 1, 2013 until such time as all the applications are updated to coincide with the new rules. 

Licensing Requirements

  • Click here for licensing requirements for Public Accounting Firms. 


Application for Original Registration (links to NASBA website)

Application for Amendment to Firm Registration

Application to Reinstate an Expired Registration


License Expiration Grace Period for New Applicants. All applicants who are issued a registration within 120 days of the upcoming renewal expiration date will be issued a registration with the subsequent expiration date. For example, a registration issued between May 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014 will reflect a registration expiration date of August 31, 2017. A registration issued prior to May 1, 2014 will reflect an expiration date of August 31, 2014 and must renew in the upcoming renewal period.

License Renewal Information. All Colorado Certified Public Accountant certificates expire on November 30 of odd-numbered years and must be renewed to continue practicing.



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