Gov. Ducey Executive Order Should Not Impact CPAs

Published on March 27, 2020

On March 26, Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-17, which requires non-medical licensing boards to defer renewals for licenses expiring between March 1 and September 1, 2020, unless the requirements can be completed online. The executive order also includes language regarding continuing education deferral and suspension of rules limiting online or alternative learning. 

It does not appear that this Executive Order will impact CPAs licensed by the Board of Accountancy, since CPAs are allowed to take online courses and do not have restrictions on the number of online courses one can take. 

Another item included is allowing for provisional licensing if the applicant met all statutory and administrative code requirements, but who is unable to take the required exam due to closure of testing sites. The provisional license expires 20 days after testing centers reopen. 

The governor's press release can be viewed here, and the executive order here.