Press Release



Shirley Twillman

AICPA Congratulates California on Enactment of “CPA Mobility” 

Published September 20, 2012

New York (Sept. 20, 2012) – The American Institute of CPAs released the following statement from AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, congratulating California on its enactment today of legislation to modernize regulations to allow CPAs to represent clients across state lines:


“I applaud California Governor Jerry Brown for signing the bill passed unanimously by the California legislature that permits cross-border mobility for CPAs.  It is a significant benefit to CPAs with valid licenses in other jurisdictions who already practice in California or who would like to do so. 


“Congratulations to the California Society of CPAs for its sustained efforts to achieve this milestone and to all the CPA firms and individual CPAs who contributed so tirelessly to the effort.”


The AICPA has worked collaboratively since 2007 with state CPA societies, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, individual state boards of accountancy, AICPA members and their firms to update state licensing laws.  The law makes it easier for CPAs to gain practice privileges outside of their home state jurisdiction without obtaining an additional license in another state, which benefits businesses and the economy.  California is the 49th state to adopt a CPA mobility law.  California’s law is effective July 1, 2013.


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