License Statistics


Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Certified Public Accountant 3,282 3,474 2,466 3,418 2,796
Public Accountant 0 0 0 0 0



Geographic Distribution of Registered Licensees*

As of January 1, 2020


Certified Public Accountants

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 596 Jefferson 58 Saratoga 464
Allegany 16 Kings 3,545 Schenectady 270
Bronx 453 Lewis 9 Schoharie 19
Broome 164 Livingston 51 Schuyler 2
Cattaraugus 59 Madison 72 Seneca 10
Cayuga 51 Monroe 1,497 Steuben 50
Chautauqua 86 Montgomery 30 St. Lawrence 37
Chemung 68 Nassau 8,433 Suffolk 4,415
Chenango 25 New York 7,242 Sullivan 61
Clinton 47 Niagara 251 Tioga 24
Columbia 67 Oneida 183 Tompkins 83
Cortland 34 Onondaga 923 Ulster 163
Delaware 20 Ontario 181 Warren 78
Dutchess 389 Orange 467 Washington 30
Erie 2,998 Orleans 16 Wayne 85
Essex 18 Oswego 65 Westchester 3,422
Franklin 24 Otsego 44 Wyoming 26
Fulton 40 Putnam 251 Yates 14
Genesee 66 Queens 4,592 NYS TOTAL 43,522
Greene 34 Rensselaer 212 OTHER US 18,331
Hamilton 1 Richmond 911 NON-US 632
Herkimer 23 Rockland 944 TOTAL 62,485

Public Accountants

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 0 Jefferson 0 Saratoga 0
Allegany 0 Kings 4 Schenectady 0
Bronx 0 Lewis 0 Schoharie 0
Broome 0 Livingston 0 Schuyler 0
Cattaraugus 0 Madison 0 Seneca 0
Cayuga 0 Monroe 1 Steuben 0
Chautauqua 0 Montgomery 0 St. Lawrence 0
Chemung 0 Nassau 2 Suffolk 1
Chenango 0 New York 2 Sullivan 0
Clinton 0 Niagara 0 Tioga 0
Columbia 0 Oneida 0 Tompkins 0
Cortland 0 Onondaga 0 Ulster 0
Delaware 0 Ontario 0 Warren 0
Dutchess 0 Orange 0 Washington 0
Erie 1 Orleans 0 Wayne 0
Essex 0 Oswego 0 Westchester 1
Franklin 0 Otsego 0 Wyoming 0
Fulton 0 Putnam 0 Yates 0
Genesee 0 Queens 4 NYS TOTAL 20
Greene 0 Rensselaer 0 OTHER US 6
Hamilton 0 Richmond 1 NON-US 0
Herkimer 0 Rockland 3 TOTAL 26

* County of location reflects the licensee's primary mailing address on record with the State Education Department. This address may either be the licensee's home or practice address. Licensees must be registered in order to practice and use a professional title within New York State; being registered, however, does not necessarily mean the licensee is actively engaged in practice.

Last Updated: January 14, 2020