The Georgia General Assembly created the Georgia State Board of Accountancy in 1908 for the purpose of protecting the public welfare by providing for the regulation of the practice of public accountancy and the certification of those who are entitled to engage in this practice. The Board has the authority to adopt rules, set standards for licensure, adopt mandatory standards of professional conduct, and investigate and discipline unauthorized, negligent or incompetent practice.
The Board licenses certified public accountants and public accounting firms. Applicants for CPA licensure must meet sufficient requirements for education and experience and pass a national examination. Public accounting firms that perform attest functions are subject to mandatory peer review program requirements.
The Board is comprised of seven members appointed by the Governor: six members certified public accountants and one member appointed from the public at large. All members are appointed for terms of four years.
Board meetings are open to the public and are generally held at the Office of Secretary of State, Professional Licensing Boards Division office located at 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia. Meeting dates, time and location are posted on this website. Persons wishing to submit complaints or other matters for Board consideration should submit the matter in writing to the office.