If your individual license, CPA-Inactive certificate, or registration as a resident nonlicensee firm owner has lapsed, you may not use the restricted title(s) until your individual credential has been reinstated by the board.
Individuals who held a valid license on June 30, 2001, and individuals obtaining a license after June 30, 2001, are not eligible to reinstate as CPA-Inactive certificate holders.
To reinstate a lapsed individual license, CPA-Inactive certificate, or registration as a nonlicensee firm owner you must provide certain information to the board either by making application through the board's online application system or on a form provided by the board upon request. An application is not complete and cannot be processed until all required information and documents, and fees have been submitted to the board.
To reinstate, you must submit to the board:
(1) Complete reinstatement information including your certification that you have:
(a) For those who wish to reinstate a license or CPA-Inactive certificate
: Not used the title CPA or CPA-Inactive during the time in which your individual license or CPA-Inactive certificate was lapsed; or
(b) For those who wish to reinstate a registration as a resident nonlicensee firm owner
: Not participated as an owner in a CPA firm during the time in which your registration as a resident nonlicensee firm owner was suspended or revoked; and
(c) Met the CPE requirements for reinstatement in WAC 4-30-134
(d) Met the CPE supporting documentation requirements in WAC 4-30-138
(2) Source documents as evidence of eligibility for CPE credit for all courses claimed in order to meet CPE requirements as defined by WAC 4-30-138
(3) A listing of all states and foreign jurisdictions in which you hold or have applied for a license, certificate, or practice privileges;
(4) Other required documents; and
(5) All applicable fees.
Upon approval of your reinstatement application, your status will be posted in the board's licensee data base and, therefore, made publicly available for confirmation. A hard copy of your credential can be provided upon request.
Your license, CPA-Inactive certificate, or registration as a nonlicensee firm owner will expire on June 30th of the third calendar year following approval of the reinstatement. The CPE reporting period for your next renewal begins on January 1 of the calendar year in which the reinstatement of your license, CPA-Inactive certificate, or registration as a nonlicensee firm owner was approved by the board and ends on December 31 of the second calendar year following approval of the reinstatement. CPE credit hours utilized to qualify for reinstatement cannot be utilized for subsequent renewal of your reinstated credential.
You may not use the restricted title(s) until your reinstatement application has been approved and posted to the board's data base.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.04.215 (2) and (4). 10-24-009, amended and recodified as § 4-30-124, filed 11/18/10, effective 12/19/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.04.215(2). 09-01-166, § 4-25-792, filed 12/23/08, effective 1/23/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.04.215 (2), (4). 05-01-137, § 4-25-792, filed 12/16/04, effective 1/31/05; 02-04-064, § 4-25-792, filed 1/31/02, effective 3/15/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.04.055(11) and 18.04.215 (2), (4). 99-18-122, § 4-25-792, filed 9/1/99, effective 1/1/00.]