Ala. Admin. Code r. 30-X-4-.03 - Applications For Examination, Reexamination, And Reciprocal Certificate

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022

(1) Applications for Examination and Reexamination
(a) Applications to take the Uniform CPA Examination (examination) must be made on a form provided by the Board and filed with the Board.
(b) An application will not be considered filed until the application fee and examination fee required by these rules and all required supporting documents have been received, including proof of identity as determined by the Board and specified on the application form, official transcripts and proof that the candidate has satisfied the education requirement.
(c) A candidate who fails to appear for the examination shall forfeit all application and examination fees charged.
(d) The Board or its designee will forward notification of eligibility for the computer-based examination to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy's National Candidate Database
(2) Reciprocal Certificates.
(a) The Board shall issue a certificate to a holder of a certificate, license, or permit issued by another state upon a showing that--
1. The applicant is a citizen of the United States or, if not a citizen of the United States, a person who is legally present in the United States with appropriate documentation from the federal government who is at least 19 years old; and who is of good moral character.
2. The applicant completed the examination successfully. Successful completion of the examination means the applicant passed the examination in accordance with the rules of the other state at the time it granted the applicant's initial CPA certificate; and
3. The applicant--
(i) meets all current requirements in this State for issuance of a certificate at the time application is made; or
(ii) at the time of the issuance of the applicant's certificate in the other state, met all such requirements then applicable in this State; or
(iii) had, within the ten years immediately preceding the application, four years of experience outside of this State as a certified public accountant, after passing the examination upon which the applicant's certificate was based; or
(iv) For purposes of reciprocity, an applicant having a valid unrevoked license to practice as a Certified Public Accountant from any state and who is in compliance with the current Uniform Accountancy Act's CPA registration requirements shall be presumed to have qualifications substantially equivalent to this State's qualifications.
(3) Canadian Reciprocity. A chartered professional accountant in Canada may be issued a certificate to practice public accountancy in this State provided
(a) the applicant is a citizen of the United States or, if not a citizen of the United States, a person who is legally present in the United States with appropriate documentation from the federal government; who is at least 19 years old; and who is of good moral character; and
(b) the applicant passes the International Uniform Certified Public Accountant Qualification Examination (IQEX); and
(c) if the applicant obtained licensure as a chartered professional accountant as a legacy candidate, the applicant must have previously been licensed as a chartered accountant by a Canadian province or territory
(4) The Board shall issue a certificate to a holder of another foreign designation, provided that
(a) the International Qualifications Appraisal Board determines that the standards under which the applicant was licensed to engage in the practice of public accountancy or under which the applicant secured comparable authority are substantially equivalent;
(b) the applicant passes the IQEX; and
(c) the applicant is a citizen of the United States, or, if not a citizen of the United States, a person who is legally present in the United States with appropriate documentation from the federal government; who is at least 19 years old; and who is of good moral character.

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Ala. Admin. Code r. 30-X-4-.03
Filed September 3, 1982. Amended: Filed July 8, 1985; March 17, 1989; January 31, 1991; and May 20, 1993. Amended: Filed July 21, 1993; effective August 25, 1993. Amended: Filed March 21, 1994; effective April 25, 1994. Amended: Filed May 14, 1997; effective June 18, 1997. Amended: Filed October 17, 2003; effective November 21, 2003. Amended: Filed January 24, 2005; effective February 28, 2005. Amended: Filed November 12, 2008; effective December 17, 2008. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIV, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2015, eff. 12/14/2015. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXV, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2016, eff. 1/1/2017. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVI, Issue No. 11, August 31, 2018, eff. 9/13/2018.

Author: Alabama Board of Public Accountancy

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยงยง 34-1-1, et seq.

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