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 July 1, 2020


Certified Public Accountants

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 606 Jefferson 58 Saratoga 472
Allegany 15 Kings 3,61 Schenectady 270
Bronx 464 Lewis 11 Schoharie 19
Broome 169 Livingston 56 Schuyler 3
Cattaraugus 60 Madison 73 Seneca 10
Cayuga 50 Monroe 1,530 Steuben 50
Chautauqua 85 Montgomery 30 St. Lawrence 37
Chemung 72 Nassau 8,532 Suffolk 4,471
Chenango 25 New York 7,334 Sullivan 62
Clinton 48 Niagara 260 Tioga 24
Columbia 67 Oneida 186 Tompkins 85
Cortland 36 Onondaga 940 Ulster 165
Delaware 20 Ontario 185 Warren 79
Dutchess 399 Orange 469 Washington 31
Erie 2,041 Orleans 15 Wayne 83
Essex 17 Oswego 63 Westchester 3,491
Franklin 24 Otsego 43 Wyoming 28
Fulton 41 Putnam 251 Yates 14
Genesee 64 Queens 4,709 NYS TOTAL 44,195
Greene 34 Rensselaer 207 OTHER US 18,859
Hamilton 1 Richmond 931 NON-US 670
Herkimer 23 Rockland 946 TOTAL 63,724

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: July 13, 2020