Payment Options

  • Online payment - Only for online applications for CPA licensure and license renewal (CPA/PA, Corporations, and Partnerships)
  • Personal check, cashier's check, or money order - Must be written in US dollars, drawn from a US bank account and must have a 9-digit routing number. Fees are payable to the California Board of Accountancy (CBA).
    • Validate that your check is drawn from a US Bank Account at
    • To avoid delays in processing, please ensure your check has been filled out correctly

      1: Date

      The date you write here should be the same date that you are signing off on the check.

      2: Payee

      Make check payable to the California Board of Accountancy.

      3: Check Amount in Numbers

      Fill in the amount you want drawn out of your checking account in dollars and cents. For example, "120.00"

      4: Check Amount in Words

      Write out the same amount you wrote in box #3. For example, write, "one hundred twenty and 00/100."

      5: Memo

      The memo line is the only optional part on a check. You may leave it blank, however, it's a great way for you to keep track of what the check is for. For example, you can write the Remittance Number or CPA License Number, especially if the check is not directly from the applicant.

      6: Signature

      This is where you sign your check. Signing your check gives authorization to the payee to draw the specified amount from your checking account.

      Personal checks, cashier’s checks, and money orders can be mailed in the return address envelope provided with Corporation and Partnership renewal applications or mailed to the CBA at:

      California Board of Accountancy
      2450 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 300
      Sacramento, CA 95833

  • Foreign cashier’s check or money order - Must be more than $200 US dollars.
    • If you have already submitted a foreign cashier's check or money order for an amount less than $200 US dollars, the Cashiering Unit will contact you to arrange an alternate form of payment.
  • Wire Transfer - If you are out of the country and do not have access to a US Affiliated Bank, please click below to view the Wire Transfer Instructions. Additional fees to perform this transaction may apply and are the responsibility of the licensee/applicant.

    Step 1.

    Provide the below information and total amount to be wired to your bank or financial institution:

    Bank Name: Bank of America
    Bank Address: 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 795, Sacramento, CA 95814
    Bank Account #: 1499069578
    Bank Routing Number: 026009593
    Wire Transfer To: Department of Consumer Affairs
    Address: 1625 N. Market Blvd. Suite S-103, Sacramento, CA 95834
    Amount to be wired: $ (must include wire transfer fee)

    Step 2.

    Email confirmation of the wire transfer along with your signed documentation (i.e. Examination Remittance form, CPA License Renewal or CPA License Application) to

    Please allow 6-8 weeks for the wire transfer process to be completed.

    Note: If you are in one of the US territories (e.g., Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, etc.), please contact the Cashiering Unit before initiating the Wire Transfer.
    Questions regarding wire transfers should be directed to the California Board of Accountancy Cashiering unit at (916) 561-1767.

    Thank you!
  • We do not recommend sending cash through the mail as it cannot be tracked.

  • Refunds

    Questions regarding refund of fees should be directed to the CBA at (916) 263-3680.

    Should you have further questions regarding payment options, please contact the CBA’s Cashiering Unit at or (916) 561-1767.


Various fees are increasing as of July 2024.

Initial Uniform CPA Examination Application$100
Applicants seeking to qualify as a California Candidate for the first time.
Applicants previously approved to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination as a California Candidate.
Visit for information on fees to be paid to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy upon receipt of an Authorization to Test
Initial CPA License Fee$280
Initial CPA License Application$250
Hard copy fingerprint processing fee (Non-California residents)$49
Accountancy Corporation Application$430
Accountancy Partnership Application$430
Biennial License Renewal (CPA/PA)$280
Delinquency Fee (Applies to all license renewals postmarked after the license expiration date)$140

License Renewal Corporation and Partnership$280
Delinquency Fee (Applies to all license renewals postmarked after the license expiration date)$140