Reactivate your CPA license

Jul 21, 2011

There are only two requirements to reactivate your license:

  1. “A licensee who holds an Ohio registration (Inactive License), and wishes to obtain the Ohio permit (Active License), must complete a total of 120 hours continuing education credit in the three years preceding application for the Ohio permit,” from the ABO's website.
    • CPE requirement starts three years back from the date that the license status change form is turned in. It can be over multiple reporting periods (i.e. 2/20/06-2/20/09).
  2. “The licensee must submit to the Board documentation of the continuing education earned on a CPE Report Form. Examples of appropriate documentation include certificates of completion, grade reports or transcripts, and other similar evidence,” from the ABO's website.

Any other questions should be directed to the ABO:

Accountancy Board of Ohio
77 S. High Street, 18th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6128
Tel:   614.466.4135         
Fax:  614.466.2628

Obtain a license status change form.