Set Up Your NC CPA Board User Account

The NC State Board of CPA Examiners (Board) has developed an online portal to better serve North Carolina licensees, CPA license applicants, CPA Exam candidates, and CPA firms. At this time, the Board is focused on having all North Carolina CPAs create a user account.

The 2024 CPA firm registration renewal and peer review compliance reporting can be completed through the online portal only. Therefore, CPA firm supervisors must set up a user account to access the renewal. A firm administrator who is not a North Carolina CPA will not be able to set up an account using their own information; each account must be linked to a North Carolina CPA. The Board anticipates that the firm renewal will be available in early December. The Board staff will contact supervising CPAs when the renewal is available.

In addition, the 2024-2025 individual CPA license renewal will be part of the portal. All North Carolina CPAs must set up an account to be able to renew their individual CPA license; the Board encourages all CPAs to set up their accounts before February 1, 2024.

Please review the step-by-step instructions for creating an account before accessing the portal to set up your account.

PDF Instructions for Setting Up Your NC CPA Board User Account

NC CPA Board Dashboard (

If you need assistance, please contact the Licensing Staff.

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Make sure you click “create account” to start the process
  • Make sure your password meets the requirements
  • Make sure you enter the correct information in each required field
  • Make sure you clicked “save” after selecting your security questions and answers
    • You will receive an error message if your account was not created.

If you have followed the account set-up instructions and your account was not created, clear your browser cache by clicking CTRL + SHIFT + DELETE keys simultaneously, then clear your history for all time and attempt to create your account again. If your account was not created, try creating your account in a different browser (i.e., use Edge instead of Chrome).

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