Renewing a CPA License

Don’t lapse—keep your license active to maintain the career flexibility available to CPAs. Whether you plan to work in public, corporate, not-for-profit or government accounting or even pursue a career as an accounting educator, CalCPA is ready to contribute to your success.

CPA licenses are valid for two-year periods in California and expire every other year at midnight on the last day of the licensees’ birth month. Licensees have the option to renew their license in an active or inactive status.