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 July 1, 2021


Certified Public Accountants

County Number County Number County Number
Albany 595 Jefferson 58 Saratoga 489
Allegany 14 Kings 3,689 Schenectady 263
Bronx 460 Lewis 10 Schoharie 17
Broome 170 Livingston 64 Schuyler 1
Cattaraugus 55 Madison 73 Seneca 11
Cayuga 47 Monroe 1,541 Steuben 48
Chautauqua 82 Montgomery 29 St. Lawrence 37
Chemung 66 Nassau 8,626 Suffolk 4,596
Chenango 23 New York 6,923 Sullivan 65
Clinton 46 Niagara 264 Tioga 22
Columbia 68 Oneida 185 Tompkins 95
Cortland 31 Onondaga 932 Ulster 168
Delaware 20 Ontario 187 Warren 83
Dutchess 403 Orange 471 Washington 31
Erie 2,047 Orleans 15 Wayne 84
Essex 17 Oswego 59 Westchester 3,528
Franklin 25 Otsego 44 Wyoming 26
Fulton 41 Putnam 262 Yates 18
Genesee 68 Queens 4,738 NYS TOTAL 44,190
Greene 38 Rensselaer 207 OTHER US 19,884
Hamilton 0 Richmond 948 NON-US 758
Herkimer 22 Rockland 943 TOTAL 64,832

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 2 NYS TOTAL 17
Greene 0 Rensselaer 0 OTHER US 5
Hamilton 0 Richmond 0 NON-US 0
Herkimer 0 Rockland 3 TOTAL 22

* 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: August 4, 2021