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License Information

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.