CALIFORNIA CPA LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS TIME 2019

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  • #2164522 Reply
    skyblue
    Participant

    I saw a thread like this for 2018, so I'm starting a new one for 2019.

    Here's where I'm at so far:

    1/7/19 — mailed in full application form along with check, except for work experience certificate
    1/9/19 – delivered to CBA (based on UPS tracking #)
    as of now – check not cashed yet
    Heard the CBA is very slow – let's see how long it will take…

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    #2164540 Reply
    skyblue
    Participant

    Anyone in the same boat?

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    #2165725 Reply
    ToddTodd
    Participant

    I mailed my application and check out Friday January 11th.

    #2165782 Reply
    gieseoff
    Participant

    I sent in my $120 Check 12/24 and it got cashed last week. Waiting on license tech.

    #2165929 Reply
    ToddTodd
    Participant

    Gieseoff – Waht state are you applying to? Wish my application fee was only $120. It is $250 for California.

    1-11-19 Application and $250 check mailed to cba
    1-14-19 Application received, check not cashed

    #2165959 Reply
    gieseoff
    Participant

    Todd, it's california. They've already processed my application. After they take your $250 check they ask for another $120 to get your license.

    #2166091 Reply
    ToddTodd
    Participant

    Of course! more money. thank you for the update Gieseoff

    #2170801 Reply
    skyblue
    Participant

    Updated:

    1/7/19 — application form and check mailed to cba
    1/9/19 – received by CBA (based on UPS tracking #)
    1/18/19 – work experience form mailed to cba by employer
    check not cashed yet

    AUD - 91
    BEC - 94
    FAR - 91
    REG - 82
    CPA - Tough journey, but totally worth it!
    #2171416 Reply
    tbdice
    Participant

    09/20/17 – Passed all of my exams
    07/20/18 – Submitted my application, did live screen, firm submitted my audit hours, I have my MSA so I have all my educational credits
    07/30/18 – CBA received my application
    08/03/18 – CBA cashed my check
    08/07/18 – Received my postcard post dated 8/3
    08/07/18 – Passed my ethics exam
    09/19/18 – Called the CBA. They said they were just starting to process initial review for applications received on 7/10, and I probably won't be done with the initial review process for another 4-6 weeks.
    10/01/18 – Received an email that I forgot to sign the criminal disclosure form. DOH! Didn't notice the email until the following Friday, 10/5.
    10/05/18 – Emailed SIGNED criminal disclosure form – but my application had to go back into the wait line, which is completely my fault.
    10/19/18 – Received email that my application is finally going into final review.
    12/11/18 – Finally received email asking for the $120 check and mailed it in same day. They received it 12/14/18.
    01/17/19 – I finally got my license number!!!

    It was a very long and annoying process. I watched two of my coworkers submit their applications in later than me and get licensed before me. I hope no one else has to wait as long as I did. LOL

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    #2171554 Reply
    jennknee
    Participant

    Congrats tbdice! Did you look yourself up or did they email you?

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    #2172526 Reply
    tbdice
    Participant

    @Jennknee, Thank you, and they emailed me. However, I was looking myself up on the website every day anyways. 🙂

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    #2172592 Reply
    ak_cpawannabe
    Participant

    Hi everyone,
    Wanted to add a comment here that application in Alaska to get license is $690! Ouch. I wish it was cheaper like in California.

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    #2173225 Reply
    jennknee
    Participant

    $690 is crazy.

    1/2 mailed $60 check to cba (license to expire this year)
    1/4 check received
    1/14 check cashed

    hoping to receive license # before end of the month
    i want to get started on cpe.

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    FAR - 91
    REG - 91
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    #2174605 Reply
    gieseoff
    Participant

    Anyone else see that the license lookup is not even working right now?

    #2175283 Reply
    turo9992000
    Participant

    How long does it take to process the application in Alaska? I would have paid way more, if I could expedite the process.

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    #2175496 Reply
    ak_cpawannabe
    Participant

    It’s hard to say exactly how long it may take to process application in Alaska. Our state board of accountancy are meeting sometime on February 8 I think. So I submitted everything about a month before and was told there are no guarantees if I will make it on the board agenda in February because it takes weeks to get confirmation from Nasba. Crossing my fingers I can celebrate these magical three letters next to my name is February. Ohh the journey was so long and hard, but you guys, I feel like a million bucks after passing! Best feeling ever.

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    #2177896 Reply
    gieseoff
    Participant

    I'm still waiting on what the CBA said would only take a week. That license tech must be lagging.

    #2180050 Reply
    ToddTodd
    Participant

    1-11-19 Application and $250 check mailed to cba
    1-14-19 Application received per tracking, check not cashed
    1-24-19 Received email from cba stating application was received, check still not cashed

    #2180770 Reply
    Khan17
    Participant

    Hi Everyone;

    How long does it take to get license once you send your $120 initial License Fee
    Do we need to pay any additional fee for Wall certificate?

    12/11/2018 – Passed all section of CPA Exam
    12/20/2018 – Sent my application with all requirement has already been completed
    01/14/2019 – Receipt of Application acknowledgment
    01/17/2019 – Receipt of Application approval acknowledgment
    01/22/2019 – Initial License fee and form delivered to CBA

    So far $120 hasn't been cashed out and waiting for my name to be appear on the website.

    #2180926 Reply
    skyblue
    Participant

    Updated:

    1/7/19 — application form and check mailed to cba
    1/9/19 – received by CBA (based on UPS tracking #)
    1/18/19 – work experience form mailed to cba by employer
    1/25/19 – Receipt of Application acknowledgment

    AUD - 91
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    FAR - 91
    REG - 82
    CPA - Tough journey, but totally worth it!
    #2180929 Reply
    skyblue
    Participant

    Wow it is really fast! I had a look at the 2018 thread and a lot of ppl spent at least 3-5 months to get their license. It looks like they are picking up now.

    AUD - 91
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    FAR - 91
    REG - 82
    CPA - Tough journey, but totally worth it!
    #2185861 Reply
    gieseoff
    Participant

    12/3/2018 – Sent application
    12/24/18 – Received request for $120
    1/14/19 – Check cleared bank
    1/28/19 – Officially a CPA!

    #2189140 Reply
    Small4
    Participant

    @gieseoff man i wish my turnaround was that fast. I sent my application 10/23/18………received my request for $120 (well $60) saying i was pre-approved around late November but it sat on my inbox till 1/5/19. I sent a money order with that payment, i know they received my letter with check the following week…its 1/30 and still no word.

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    #2189152 Reply
    Small4
    Participant

    update, called CA and i guess they are currently processing those that paid their pre-approval checks at 1/8/19….so its 1/30 now. It will take another 3-4 weeks to actually issue the license after that. I say best bet for CA, it takes 6 weeks after paying the $120 to get the license .

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 75
    FAR - 82
    REG - 77
    -Becker (do all mcq, period),
    -Buy NINJA mcq (68% trend), and
    -PRINT trouble topics.

    -Also Used WTB mcq (68% trend).
    -Do 40-50 SIMs and read answers/try to learn from solutions like its a book example.
    -Lastly, when having trouble with same topic, go big picture and watch trouble lecture

    #2196265 Reply
    el_890
    Participant

    I sent in my application and check on 1/7, they received it 1/9. I just got the letter from them today 2/2 (May have been sitting in the mailbox for a day or two) saying they received my application, which was dated 1/25. They still haven’t cashed the check though so hoping they do that sometime this week.

    #2203114 Reply
    jennknee
    Participant

    1/2 mailed $60 check to cba (license to expire this year)
    1/4 check received
    1/14 check cashed
    1/31 license issued (apparently)
    2/5 name on website!

    AUD - 93
    BEC - 92
    FAR - 91
    REG - 91
    CA General License 2019
    #2206630 Reply
    Silent
    Participant

    1/6 I sent my application initial application.
    1/23 CBOA reported that they received application and payment
    2/7 I got email saying i am qualified to take exam

    #2207053 Reply
    skyblue
    Participant

    Updated:

    1/7/19 — application form and check mailed to cba
    1/9/19 – received by CBA (based on UPS tracking #)
    1/18/19 – work experience form mailed to cba by employer
    1/25/19 – Receipt of Application acknowledgment
    2/7/19 – received request for $120 initial license fee
    Almost there…!

    AUD - 91
    BEC - 94
    FAR - 91
    REG - 82
    CPA - Tough journey, but totally worth it!
    #2207059 Reply
    skyblue
    Participant

    Does anyone know how long will it take from sending check for initial license fee to officially becoming a CPA?

    AUD - 91
    BEC - 94
    FAR - 91
    REG - 82
    CPA - Tough journey, but totally worth it!
    #2207290 Reply
    el_890
    Participant

    Update: I received a letter saying my application was accepted and requesting $120 fee on 2/6 (dated 1/30), check for $250 was cashed on 2/7, sent in my $120 check on 2/7, received on 2/8, now just to wait for my license!!

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