News & Announcements

All staff members are working their regular schedules, and Exam and license application processing times are normal. Although the Board office remains closed to visitors, you may leave applications in the dropbox outside the office. All Board meetings are virtual until further notice. Contact Lisa R. Hearne for information on participating in a Board meeting.

CPA Exam Candidates

As of December 14, 2020, the Board has not extended the expiration date for Notices to Schedule (NTS) expiring on or after December 31, 2020. Contact Phyllis Elliott if you have questions about your NTS expiration date.

On December 14, 2020, the Board extended the expiration date for Exam section credits expiring December 31, 2020, through March 30, 2021; those Exam section credits now expire March 31, 2021. Contact Phyllis Elliott if you have questions about your Exam section credit expiration date.

CPA Firms

The final deadline for firm renewal and peer review compliance reporting is January 31, 2021. Contact Cammie Emery or Buck Winslow if you have questions about firm registration renewal or peer review compliance reporting.


The answer to one of the CPE questions on Page 5 of the November 2020 Activity Review includes an error. The correct answer to the question, “I didn’t have time to take an ethics course in 2019, so I took a class in February and renewed my license for 2020-2021. Since I took a two-hour ethics course earlier this year, I don’t need to take another ethics class for the 2021-2022 renewal, right?” is “Since the ethics course you took in February was for the 2020-2021 license year, you must complete a one hour (50 minute) ethics course to be eligible to renew your license for 2021-2022.”


The deadline for completing the annual CPE requirement was December 31, 2020. The October  2020 CPE infographic provides a broad overview of the CPE requirements. Please review the amended CPE rules to ensure you comply with the rules and are eligible for 2021-2022 license renewal. Contact Cammie Emery or Buck Winslow if you have questions about CPE.

Members of the Military & Military Spouses

Although the requirements for the Uniform CPA Exam and CPA licensure are the same for military and non-military applicants, NCGS 93B21 NCAC 08F .0105, and 21 NCAC 08J .0101(g) extend specific benefits to members of the military and their spouses. Please contact the North Carolina Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and the US Department of Veterans Affairs for information about eligibility for assistance related to education expenses and occupational licensure.