The Communications section of the Board is responsible for promoting greater knowledge and understanding of the Board’s activities by preparing and distributing publications and information. These publications, such as the Board’s monthly newsletter, the Activity Review, provide applicants, licensees, the public, and interested third parties with information about the Board’s activities. The Communications section maintains the content of the Board’s website and manages its social media presence (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn). The Communications section is also responsible for writing and editing many of the reports, brochures, press releases, and publications released by the Board. Additional duties of the Communications Section include assisting the Executive Staff with preparing documents for the monthly Board meetings, responding to requests for public record information, researching issues of interest to the Board, and assisting with the promulgation of in-office documents.
Contacting the Communications Staff
Lisa R. Hearne, Communications Officer, (919) 733-4208
NC State Board of CPA Examiners
PO Box 12827
Raleigh, NC 27605-2827
The Activity Review, the Board’s monthly newsletter, is provided at no charge to licensees, Examination candidates, educators, accounting-related organizations, and other interested parties. The newsletter is the primary means by which these individuals are informed of the Board’s activities. In addition to covering disciplinary actions, licensing activities, and upcoming deadlines, the Activity Review also discusses topics of interest to the accounting profession and students. The newsletter is sent by email unless a licensee or candidate requests a hard copy of the Activity Review. Members of the public and inactive licensees may subscribe to the newsletter by sending an email to the Board’s Communications Manager; be sure to include your full name and email address in your request. Back issues (2008-present) of the newsletter are available on this website.
To keep the public abreast of the Board’s activities, periodic press releases, such as the monthly listing of CPA certificates issued and the quarterly list of successful exam candidates, are distributed statewide to many newspapers, schools, colleges, and other members of the business community. A list of recent press releases is available on the Press Releases page.
Register of NC CPAs
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 online public 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 occasional 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.
Consistent with NCGS 93B-3, the Board does make available a “Register of Active North Carolina CPAs.” The Register is $75 (payable by check) and is provided as an Excel document. The Register contains the following public record information:
- Mailing Address;
- Telephone Number;
- NC CPA Certificate Number;
- Date of Initial CPA Certification; and
- Expiration Date of NC CPA Certificate
In the context of the Board’s records, a licensee’s email address is not a public record and is not part of the Register. The Register does not include those individuals who are on inactive, retired, suspended, revoked, or surrendered status. To request a copy of the Register, please contact the Board’s Communication Officer