License Statistics


Licenses Issued, Past 5 Calendar Years

Profession Title 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Certified Public Accountant 3,474 2,466 3,418 2,796 2,626
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 606 Jefferson 58 Saratoga 475
Allegany 14 Kings 3,682 Schenectady 265
Bronx 463 Lewis 11 Schoharie 17
Broome 169 Livingston 56 Schuyler 3
Cattaraugus 59 Madison 73 Seneca 11
Cayuga 46 Monroe 1,526 Steuben 49
Chautauqua 83 Montgomery 29 St. Lawrence 38
Chemung 69 Nassau 8,567 Suffolk 4,526
Chenango 23 New York 7,114 Sullivan 64
Clinton 49 Niagara 271 Tioga 24
Columbia 69 Oneida 183 Tompkins 87
Cortland 35 Onondaga 935 Ulster 160
Delaware 20 Ontario 186 Warren 83
Dutchess 398 Orange 472 Washington 31
Erie 2,040 Orleans 15 Wayne 87
Essex 16 Oswego 62 Westchester 3,515
Franklin 24 Otsego 43 Wyoming 27
Fulton 42 Putnam 253 Yates 15
Genesee 65 Queens 4,676 NYS TOTAL 44,126
Greene 38 Rensselaer 208 OTHER US 19,349
Hamilton 1 Richmond 921 NON-US 718
Herkimer 22 Rockland 948 TOTAL 64,193

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 3 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 3 NYS TOTAL 19
Greene 0 Rensselaer 0 OTHER US 5
Hamilton 0 Richmond 1 NON-US 0
Herkimer 0 Rockland 3 TOTAL 24

* 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 27, 2021