DLLR's Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

 

Consumer Advice - Maryland Board of Public Accountancy

 

National Board's of Accountancy License Verification
Check the license status of CPAs in the United States, Washington, DC, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Changes in the Maryland Public Accountancy Act permit individuals, who are licensed as certified public accountants in other states, to offer and provide services to clients in Maryland without having to obtain a license from the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy.

This means that the Board may not be able provide license information about CPAs who come to Maryland to seek your business. As a service to consumers, the Board has provided links to all of the state boards of accountancy, most of which have online license search databases. Use the interactive map to lookup and verify the license status of CPAs who seek your business. View the text version.

Consumer Tips:

  • Determine whether the services you need require the service of a CPA, or that you prefer that a CPA do the work. 
  • Ask the CPA for identification, including the State in which the CPA is licensed. CPA's, under certain circumstances, do not have to have a license issued by the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy.
  • If the CPA indicates licensure in Maryland, confirm his or her license status by checking the Public Query
  • If the CPA indicates licensure in another state, confirm his or her license on the national database search by clicking on the national map.