Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


Maryland Board of Public Accountancy



Board to implement new regulations that increase license/permit fees, require disclosure of criminal and administrative actions, establish 30 day deadline to amend CPE reported, and clarify education requirements. Read more…

The State Board of Public Accountancy qualifies, licenses and regulates individuals seeking licensure to practice as a certified public accountant and firms that offer public accounting services. The Board regulates the practice of public accountancy under the provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, Title 2 and the Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 9, Subtitle 24. The Board investigates complaints against licensees, as well as complaints related to unlicensed practice. The Board may issue a reprimand, suspend or revoke a license as well as assess a civil penalty up to $5,000 for violations of the law and regulations.

Board Members:
Arthur E. Flach, CPA, Chair, CPA, Industry Member (Howard County)
Elizabeth S. Gantnier, CPA, Industry Member (Frederick County)
Mac N. Claxton, CPA, Industry Member (Prince George's County)
Ross S. Ehudin, Consumer Member (Baltimore City)
Phillip J. Korb, CPA, Education Member (Baltimore County)
Clifton B. Jeter, CPA, Industry Member (Montgomery County)
Naomi B. Powell, Consumer Member (Prince George's County)

Dennis L. Gring, Executive Director
Linda Rhew, Administrative Officer




The Board proposed regulations to amend COMAR 09.24.02 Continuing Education which were finalized and effective March 30, 2015.

Proposed Regulations

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How Mobility Works in Maryland
Find out how the mobility provisions of the Maryland Public Accountancy Act affect CPAs who are licensed in another state and who want to provide CPA services for clients in Maryland.

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Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
State Board for Public Accountancy
500 N. Calvert Street, Room 308
Baltimore, Maryland  21202-3651
(410) 230-6258
Fax:  (410) 333-6314
e-mail: cpa@dllr.state.md.us