Statement of Organization

Established by Chapter 93-12 of the North Carolina General Statutes, the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examiners (the Board) is an independent, self-funded occupational licensing board that grants certificates of qualification as certified public accountants (CPAs) to those individuals who meet the statutory requirements. The Board also adopts and enforces the Rules of Professional Ethics and Conduct to be observed by CPAs in this State. Other functions of the Board include registration of CPA firms; renewal of CPA certificates and CPA firm registrations; administration of the Uniform CPA Examination; administration of the continuing professional education (CPE) compliance program, administration of the Peer Review compliance program; disposition of administrative hearings with respect to State statutes and rules; and administration of other provisions of NCGS 93.

The Board’s staff includes an Executive Director, a Deputy Director, a Staff Attorney, 10 full-time staff members, and one part-time staff member. The office has five sections:  Administrative Services, Communications, Examinations, Licensing, and Professional Standards (Enforcement). The Administrative Services Section is responsible for the internal operation of the office for functions such as accounting and purchasing. The Communications Section is responsible for designing, writing, and editing Board publications such as the Activity Review and press releases, as well as maintaining the Board’s website and managing its social media presence. The Examinations Section is responsible for processing applications for the Uniform CPA Examination, Exam score notices, and successful Exam candidate notifications. The Licensing Section is responsible for processing applications for CPA certificates and CPA firm registrations, as well as the annual renewal of each. In addition, the Licensing Section is responsible for administering the CPE and peer review compliance programs. The Professional Standards (Enforcement) Section is responsible for all inquiries, complaints, and administrative hearings pertaining to the rules of professional ethics and conduct of CPAs. The Professional Standards Section is also responsible for investigating the unauthorized use of the CPA title. The Executive Staff is responsible for the overall management of the Board staff and the management of the Board’s activities as directed by the Board members.

Contact Us

The Board office is located at 1101 Oberlin Road, Suite 104, Raleigh, NC 27605-1169. The mailing address is PO Box 12827, Raleigh , NC 27605-2827. The Board’s main phone number is (919) 733-4222. The main fax number is (919) 733-4209.

Board Members

The Board is composed of five (5) persons who are holders of valid and unrevoked CPA certificates issued under the provisions of NCGS 93 and two (2) persons who are not CPAs who represent the public at large. All Board members are appointed by the Governor for three-year terms. Current Board members are as follows:

Michael H. Womble, CPA
Wm. Hunter Cook, CPA
Vice President
Jeffrey J. Truitt, Esq.
Murchison “Bo” Biggs, CPA
Cynthia B. Brown, CPA, CEBS
Justin C. Burgess
George W. Rohe, CPA

Board Meetings, Agendas, & Public Session Minutes

Board meetings are held monthly and are open to the public, although in accordance with State law, some portions of the meetings may be closed to the public. Meetings are held at the Board office in Raleigh, but some meetings may take place in other locations within the State. To request that an item be placed on the agenda for an upcoming meeting, please contact the Board’s Executive Director at least 15 business days prior to the date of the meeting. Minutes of the Public Session of each meeting are usually posted within three months of the date of the meeting. If you have questions regarding the content of Public Session minutes, please contact the Board’s Executive Director.

Calendar of Meetings

Please note that the date, time, and location of each meetings is subject to change.

Date Location Time  Agenda
01/26/2015 Raleigh 10 am  01-2015 Meeting Agenda & 01-2015 Public Hearing Agenda
02/23/2015 Raleigh 10 am  02-2015 Meeting Agenda
03/18/2015 Raleigh 1 pm 03-2015 Meeting Agenda & 03-2015 Rule-Making Hearing Agenda
04/21/2015 Raleigh 10 am  04-2015 Meeting Agenda
05/21/2014 Raleigh 10 am  05-2015 Meeting Agenda & 05-2015 Public Hearing Agenda
06/22/2015 Raleigh 10 am  06-2015 Meeting Agenda, Part 1 & 06-2015 Meeting Agenda, Part II
07/20/2015 Raleigh 10 am  07-2015 Meeting Agenda
08/24/2015 Raleigh 10 am  08-2015 Meeting Agenda
09/21/2015 Raleigh 10 am
10/22/2015 Raleigh 10 am
11/16/2015 Greensboro
(This is a new location and time)
3 pm
12/14/2014 Raleigh 10 am