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Only CPAs licensed by a state board of accountancy may practice public accountancy in the United States. Iowa’s Accountancy Board is the only body with the ability to revoke a license to practice in the State of Iowa. Here, we house information about licensure, resources, and disciplinary action for accountants in Iowa.

View the Disciplinary Index

Disciplinary action against non-licensees and discipline against licensees can be found in our online index. Search the index to locate information about a specific action.

Browse the Accounting Disciplinary Index
 

For information about accounting examination applications and fees, contact CPA Exam Services at 1-800-272-3926 or visit the NASBA website.

Fee / License Type  Associated Costs
CPA Firm Registration $100.00
LPA Firm Registration $100.00
Reciprocal-Substantial Equivalency Registration $100.00
Reciprocal-Substantial Equivalency Certificate suitable for framing $50.00
Duplicate CPA certificate suitable for framing $50.00
Application to Register Foreign License $100.00
Annual Registration and Renewal of Active CPA License $100.00
Annual Registration and Renewal of Inactive CPA License $50.00
Annual Registration and Renewal of Active LPA License $100.00
Annual Registration and Renewal of Inactive LPA License $50.00
Initial registration fee - CPA exam candidates to licensee status $100.00
License verification fee for forms from other jurisdictions $25.00

State boards are not affiliated with any trade association. Board members, both drawn from the accounting profession and others, are appointed to serve by the Governor. State boards of accountancy have disciplinary and enforcement powers over licensees and operate on a complaint-based system.

To become licensed, an individual must meet education, examination and experience requirements. To maintain a CPA license, continuing education requirements also must be fulfilled. In more than half the states a quality review is mandated for renewal of a firm's permit to practice.

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Courtney DeRonde, CPA, Vice-Chair

Pella
1st Term Expires: April 30, 2022

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Bradley Hauge, CPA

Cedar Rapids
2nd Term Expires, April 30, 2024

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Allen Kockler, LPA

Nevada 
1st Term Expires April 30, 2022

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Michelle O'Neill, CPA

Waukon
1st Term Expires April 30, 2022

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Rudolfo Reyes, Chair

Johnston
2nd Term Expires: April 30, 2024

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S. James Smith, CPA

Earlham
2nd Term Expires: April 30, 2023

Public Members

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Lesley Bartholomew

Sioux City
2nd Term Expires: April 30, 2024

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Jennifer Dickey

Cedar Falls

1st Term Expires, April 30, 2023

Board Staff

Robert E. Lampe, Executive Officer—515.725.9024
Kimberly Gleason, Licensing Specialist—515.725.9021
Brad Horn, Assistant Attorney General


Agency Rules Administrator

The Agency Rules Administrator is the official responsible for the administration of the agency rulemaking process. If you have any questions about current or pending agency rules for the Board, contact the Agency Rules Administrator:

Agency Rules Administrator
Interior Design Examining Board
200 E Grand Ave, Ste. 350
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 725-9022
Fax: (515) 725-9033
Email: AccountancyBoard@iowa.gov

The Iowa Legislature has tools available in order to keep up-to-date with the rulemaking process.

Paper applications are no longer accepted. To submit an online application, new and returning users should log into My Iowa PLB.

Supplemental CPA Forms

LPA Applications