Introduction


The Kansas Board of Accountancy (KSBOA) Online Renewal application was created to give CPA permit holders the opportunity to renew their permit online. The accepted method of payment is credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express). This online service is provided by Kansas.gov, a third-party working in partnership with the state of Kansas. The online price of items purchased through Kansas.gov, the state's official Web portal, includes funds used to develop, maintain, enhance, and expand the service offerings of the state's portal.

Once you start the renewal process, you will not be able to save it and go back to it.  Further, if you see a screen that tells you that you may not proceed, you will not be able to go back to change the answer that keeps you from proceeding.

To renew online, you will need your certificate number and the PIN generated for you by the KSBOA. These numbers are printed in blue and appear above your name on the paper renewal application form.  Please have this information available before proceeding.

Online permit renewals may be submitted until 11:59 PM on July 31.  After that time, all renewals must be submitted in paper form and will be subject to the late fee, and possible disciplinary action for practicing without a permit.

Do not wait until the last minute to complete your permit renewal. If you experience problems online and are unable to register in that manner, it may result in your renewal being filed late with the board which will result in late fees and/or disciplinary action.

Important Information for Out of State CPAS

In 2009, the Kansas Legislature passed legislation that will enable out of state CPAs who come from states deemed to be substantially equivalent to Kansas, to practice in the State of Kansas without first obtaining a Kansas permit or notifying the Kansas Board of Accountancy. The new legislation provides for "no notice", "no fee" (for individuals) and "no escape".

Out of state CPAs may be granted practice privileges and will no longer be required to obtain a Kansas permit to practice, if they hold a valid permit to practice from the state where their principal place of business is located. The existence of a practice privilege is conditioned upon whether the out of state CPA is from a state that is deemed to be substantially equivalent to Kansas. (If you are unsure as to whether or not your state is deemed to be substantially equivalent, please contact the Kansas Board of Accountancy office).

The exception to this privilege is that an out of state CPA may only perform attest services for Kansas clients (reports issued in accordance with SAS; SSARS; SSAE (except a compilation); the Public Accounting Oversight Board; or the Kansas Municipal Audit Guide), if they do so through a firm that is registered with the Board.

Out of state CPAs practicing in this state are subject to the same laws and regulations as Kansas permit holders, and consent to the jurisdiction of the Kansas Board of Accountancy in matters relating to their practice.

Out of state CPAs, may, however, continue to renew their permits to practice if they so choose, or if the Kansas clients require their individual licensure.

If you have any questions concerning the practice privilege, please contact the Board office at 785-296-2162, or by email at info@ksboa.ks.gov.

Important Instructions

You are no longer required to provide a listing of your CPE with your renewal application and therefore are no longer required to submit proof of completion of self-study or ethics hours with your application. You may, however, be chosen as an audit candidate. If you are chosen, you will, at the completion of the renewal, be notified that you have been designated as an audit candidate, whereupon you will have 30 days (pursuant to K.A.R 74-4-9(d)) to submit proof of all of your continuing education hours.

ALL CPE HOURS MUST BE OBTAINED AND PROOF OF COMPLETION/ATTENDANCE MUST BE IN HAND BEFORE YOU MAY RENEW. IF YOU OBTAINED ANY CPE HOURS AFTER JUNE 30 OF YOUR RENEWAL YEAR THAT ARE BEING USED TOWARDS THIS RENEWAL, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RENEW ONLINE. YOU MUST SUBMIT A PAPER APPLICATION.

When you submit proof of completion/attendance of CPE claimed, you will be required to submit a CPE Report form that includes the name of the organization, school, firm or other sponsor conducting the program or course; the location of the program or course, or a brief description; the dates attended or the date the program or course was completed; and the number of CPE credits received for participating in a program or course; along with submission of the required proof of completion/attendance. A CPE report form is available in PDF and Excel format below and on the Board's webpage at www.ksboa.org.

http://www.ksboa.org/pdf/article4.pdf

http://www.ksboa.org/pdf/cont_ed.xls

Failure to provide proof of completion of CPE may result in disciplinary action. You will receive your permit card from the KSBOA as soon as possible.

PRINT CONFIRMATION SCREEN:

Upon successful completion of the online renewal process, you will receive a confirmation screen that you will need to print for your records.

Who CANNOT Renew Online

  • It is past the July 31st renewal deadline date.
  • Your answer to any of the disclosure questions is "yes".
  • You did not obtain all of your required CPE during the renewal period. You may not claim any CPE that you have not yet taken.
  • You have been advised by the board that you may not renew online.
  • If you obtained any CPE hours after June 30 of your renewal year that are being used toward this renewal, you will not be able to renew online. You must submit a paper application.

If at any time during the on-line renewal process you are advised that you may not proceed, you must complete the paper application sent to you by the KSBOA.

Payment

The Kansas.gov Purchase Price for license renewal are listed below:

Registration Type Kansas.gov Purchase Price
Individual Renewal $157