Press Release



Shirley Twillman

AICPA Congratulates the District of Columbia on Implementing CPA Practice Mobility 

Published October 01, 2012

New York (Oct. 1, 2012) – The following is a statement from Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, president and CEO of the American Institute of CPAs, congratulating the District of Columbia on implementing a law that makes it easier for CPAs from other jurisdictions to practice in D.C.:

“Congratulations to the District of Columbia for passing and implementing CPA mobility so that CPAs with valid licenses in other jurisdictions are able to practice in the District without complicated barriers.


“The Greater Washington Society of CPAs, its members and their firms deserve much credit for their persistence in accomplishing this goal.  It’s especially significant because the District of Columbia is the 50th  jurisdiction to modify its regulations so that they fit today’s business climate.  D.C. joins all 48 states in the continental U.S. and Alaska in adopting CPA mobility laws.”


The AICPA, the state CPA societies, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, individual state boards of accountancy, AICPA members and their firms have worked collaboratively since 2007 to update state licensing laws so that a uniform system exists.  The District of Columbia’s mobility law is effective Oct. 1, 2012.

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