New Jersey State Board of Accountancy Update

 – October 12, 2020
New Jersey State Board of Accountancy Update

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs — the government agency that oversees the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy — recently announced that the deadline for licensees to complete their CPE for the 2018-2020 triennial has been extended to June 30, 2021. (Read more here.) Additionally, CPA Exam credits that expire between March 9, 2020, and Dec. 30, 2020, have been extended to Dec. 31, 2020. (Read more here.)

We have been informed that New Jersey State Board of Accountancy services have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Please make note of the following:

  • Communicating with the Board: We have been advised that the best way to contact a State Board staff member is via email. Please do not call or send a letter via mail.
  • Payment of fees: Outside of license renewal, any additional fees can be paid by credit card or check; any required forms/applications must be included with the check. If an invoice was sent to an applicant, it must be sent back to the Board office with the payment.
  • License verification: In cases where licensees are seeking a verification of good standing from the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy to be sent to another state’s board, licensees should wait approximately one month before following up with the board after making the initial request. Prior to contacting the board, the licensee should contact the out-of-state board first to see if they received the New Jersey board’s verification. If the out-of-state board doesn’t have it, then they should contact the New Jersey board. Verifications of good standing are being emailed to the requested state board, so licensees need to provide the New Jersey board with the email address where the verification should be sent.