New York State no longer issues licenses for "Public Accountants"
To be eligible for licensure as a Public Accountant an applicant must have filed a declaration of intent with the Education Department before October 1, 1959. In addition, an applicant must be of good moral character and have met the experience requirements for licensure; there were no education or examination requirements for this professional title.
Experience: Must have had a minimum of six years of public accounting experience between April 23, 1949 and April 23, 1959.
Age: There was no age requirement for licensure as a Public Accountant.
Individuals who are licensed as Public Accountants are subject to the same laws, rules and regulations as a Certified Public Accountant.