National Board's of Accountancy License Verification
Check the license status of CPAs in the United States, Washington, DC, Guam, Puerto Rico and the
U.S. Virgin Islands
Changes in the Maryland Public Accountancy Act permit individuals,
who are licensed as certified public accountants in other
states, to offer and provide services to clients in Maryland
without having to obtain a license from the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy.
This means that the Board may not be able provide license information about
CPAs who come to Maryland to seek your business. As a service
to consumers, the Board has provided links to all of the state
boards of accountancy, most of which have online license search
databases. Use the interactive map
to lookup and verify the license status of CPAs who seek your
business. View the text version.
- Determine whether the services you need require the service of a CPA,
or that you prefer that a CPA do the work.
- Ask the CPA for identification, including the State in which the CPA
is licensed. CPA's, under certain circumstances, do not
have to have a license issued by the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy.
- If the CPA indicates licensure in Maryland, confirm his or her license
status by checking the Public Query.
- If the CPA indicates licensure in another state, confirm his or her
license on the national database search by clicking on the