CALIFORNIA CPA LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS TIME 2019

CPA Exam Review CPA Exam Forum I PASSED! HIYA!!! Ethics Exam, CPA Certificates, Work Experience & Licensure CALIFORNIA CPA LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS TIME 2019

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  • #2219191

    Small4
    Participant

    Updated.
    Sent application late Oct '18.
    Received pre-approval letter around end of Nov '18.
    Didn't pay it/mail that till first week of Jan '19.
    Licensed mid Feb '19

    Decade long journey (well half due to sorta lost my way midway) over.

    To those currently in the process of just waiting, we did it! And to those who are in the process of passing the exams, you WILL do it!

    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

    #2222377
    Todd
    Todd
    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
    2-12-19 Received email from cba stating I have met all requirements
    2-13-19 Check for $250 cashed
    2-14-19 Mailed $120 check for initial license fee

    #2230527

    HT415
    Participant

    1-22-19 License fee check received
    1-31-19 Check cashed
    2-22-19 Called CBA, they said 2 more weeks

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 77
    FAR - 75
    REG - 82
    Licensed CPA practicing in California.

    This journey is a test of will.

    The feeling you get when you see that last score, is like no other.

    #2238105

    picklerick
    Participant

    12/18/18 Ethics exam passed
    12/19/18 All exams passed (CBA status changed to passed)
    12/20/18 License application and check $250 mailed
    12/21/18 CBA mail (All 4 sections passed)
    12/26/18 License application delivered (UPS tracking)
    01/11/18 $250 application check cashed by CBA
    01/15/19 CBA email (Application received)
    01/24/19 Employer email (Certificate of Attest Experience form emailed to CBA)
    02/22/19 CBA email (All requirements for CPA license fulfilled – Requesting initial license fee $60 and form)
    02/22/19 Initial license fee $60 and form mailed
    02/23/19 Emailed CBA informing that I have mailed initial license fee and form
    02/25/19 CBA email reply (“License issuance will take approximately 2 months from receipt of initial license fee and form”)
    02/28/19 Called CBA and confirmed Initial license fee and form received by CBA

    03/XX/19 TBD – $60 initial license fee check cashed by CBA
    04/XX/19 TBD – CBA email (License # issued and available to look-up online)
    05/XX/19 TBD – Wall certificate and license received

    AUD - 89

    FAR - 78

    BEC - 90

    REG - 84

    PETH - 92

    Attempts - 16 (troughs & peaks of a life in Public Acc)

    #2238543
    Todd
    Todd
    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
    2-12-19 Received email from cba stating I have met all requirements
    2-13-19 Check for $250 cashed
    2-14-19 Mailed $120 check for initial license fee
    2-19-19 initial license application and check received by cba (checked not yet cashed)

    #2240682
    MP
    MP
    Participant

    12-18-18 Passed all my CPA exams
    01-27-18 Passed my ethic exams
    01-28-19 Application and $250 check mailed to CBA
    02-21-19 Received an email from CBA (Receipt Of Application)
    03-01-19 Received an email from CBA and ask me to submit a name change form
    03-01-19 Form and marriage certificate mailed

    Let's see how long is the wait

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 83
    REG - 81
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    #2240988

    Me.
    Participant

    Thought I would NEVER get to post here!

    I was licensed in TN in 2018, knew I would be moving to California completed the additional classes I needed before moving.

    I applied in August. Received confirmation 8/30/2018 application received.
    Moved in September, sent form to former employer for experience verification(took 2 months for former employer to complete because of the detail-their reason). Meanwhile, had fingerprints completed; sent form to TN to verify the person completing my experience was a CPA in TN.
    Was notified that my experience as an auditor for 7 years with the state of TN was deficient in one line item to get a CPA with attest privilege (wtf!).
    There was a lull in communication from CBA. I contacted CBA and was told that I had to change my status application request by email to a CPA without attest experience to go forward(December 2018).
    Notified 1/19/2018 that I was approved to be licensed.
    Today, March 01, 2019, I received my California CPA license number! Yay! So more than 6 months.

    #2248323
    Todd
    Todd
    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
    2-12-19 Received email from cba stating I have met all requirements
    2-13-19 Check for $250 cashed
    2-14-19 Mailed $120 check for initial license fee
    2-19-19 initial license application and check received by cba (checked not yet cashed)
    3-1-19 initial license fee – check cashed for $120

    #2248728

    jclub
    Participant

    2-7-19 Application mailed
    2-11-19 Application delivered
    2-20-19 Received an email from cba stating that my application was received
    2-25-19 Check for $250 was cashed

    Waiting.

    #2250108
    MP
    MP
    Participant

    12-18-18 Passed all my CPA exams
    01-27-18 Passed my ethic exams
    01-28-19 Application and $250 check mailed to CBA
    02-21-19 Received an email from CBA (Receipt Of Application)
    02-25-19 $250 Check was cashed
    03-01-19 Received an email from CBA and ask me to submit a name change form
    03-01-19 Form and marriage certificate mailed

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 83
    REG - 81
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    #2250150
    MP
    MP
    Participant

    Seems like things are moving along for you. That's great!!!!!

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 83
    REG - 81
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    #2251407

    HT415
    Participant

    3/4 – was given my license number and told I've been approved for licensure
    3/5 – was told my name would not appear on the CBA website for “several weeks”

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 77
    FAR - 75
    REG - 82
    Licensed CPA practicing in California.

    This journey is a test of will.

    The feeling you get when you see that last score, is like no other.

    #2251443

    el_890
    Participant

    When did your check for $120 get cashed?

    Also was this the first email you’ve gotten from them on the status of your application? I’ve yet to receive any emails from them unless they’re going to my spam but they just cashed my check today.
    Thanks in advance!

    #2253678

    HT415
    Participant

    My check was received the 22nd of January and was cashed at the end of January.

    And you've been sending emails to licensinginfo@cba.ca.gov correct?

    They've actually been very responsive to me whenever I've had questions, usually respond within 1 to 2 days.

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 77
    FAR - 75
    REG - 82
    Licensed CPA practicing in California.

    This journey is a test of will.

    The feeling you get when you see that last score, is like no other.

    #2253681

    HT415
    Participant

    Also if you want an immediate response I'd just call them directly and you won't have to wait to hear back.

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 77
    FAR - 75
    REG - 82
    Licensed CPA practicing in California.

    This journey is a test of will.

    The feeling you get when you see that last score, is like no other.

    #2254833

    el_890
    Participant

    No I had actually never emailed them until today because of your comment. Hopefully now that I’ve contacted them they speed up my application a bit. Thanks for the advice!

    #2254857

    KeepGoingCPA
    Participant

    From when I mailed my check in to when I received my CPA license number it was about 3 months!! I had turned mine in at the end of the year 2016 didn't get it until March 21, 2017.

    #2257035

    el_890
    Participant

    Glad I emailed them, today I received the email with my number, officially a CPA now!! Took me 3 years from start to finish but it was worth it! Sent in my application in the beginning of January so process for application took almost exactly 2 months once I submitted everything.

    #2257788

    picklerick
    Participant

    12/18/18 Ethics exam passed
    12/19/18 All exams passed (CBA status changed to passed)
    12/20/18 License application and check $250 mailed
    12/21/18 CBA mail received (All 4 sections passed)
    12/26/18 License application delivered (UPS tracking)
    01/11/18 $250 application check cashed by CBA
    01/15/19 CBA email received (Application received)
    01/24/19 Employer email received (Certificate of Attest Experience form emailed to CBA)
    02/22/19 CBA email received (All requirements for CPA license fulfilled – Requesting initial license fee $60 and form)
    02/22/19 Initial license fee $60 and form mailed
    02/23/19 Emailed CBA informing that I have mailed initial license fee and form
    02/25/19 CBA replied via email (“License issuance will take approximately 2 months from receipt of initial license fee and form”)
    02/28/19 Called CBA and confirmed Initial license fee and form received by CBA
    03/08/19 TBD – $60 initial license fee check cashed by CBA

    04/XX/19 TBD – CBA email received (License # issued and available to look-up online)
    05/XX/19 TBD – Wall certificate and license received

    AUD - 89

    FAR - 78

    BEC - 90

    REG - 84

    PETH - 92

    Attempts - 16 (troughs & peaks of a life in Public Acc)

    #2266221
    Todd
    Todd
    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
    2-12-19 Received email from cba stating I have met all requirements
    2-13-19 Check for $250 cashed
    2-14-19 Mailed $120 check for initial license fee
    2-19-19 initial license application and check received by cba (checked not yet cashed)
    3-1-19 initial license fee – check cashed for $120
    3-9-19 sent email to licensinginfo@cba.ca.gov asking for status update
    3-15-19 called (916)561-1701 and left voicemail for status update. Still have not received a response to my email from 3-9-19

    #2266290

    skyblue
    Participant

    After endless waiting, finally I'm a California CPA!

    1/7/19 — application form and check mailed to cba
    1/9/19 – received by CBA (per 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
    2/12/19 – received by CPA (per UPS tracking)
    3/15/19 – received my license number from CBA

    My name has not yet appeared on the CBA website though.

    AUD - 91
    BEC - 94
    FAR - 91
    REG - 82
    CPA - Tough journey, but totally worth it!
    #2267754

    HT415
    Participant

    1-22-19 License fee check received
    1-31-19 Check cashed
    2-22-19 Called CBA, they said 2 more weeks

    3-4-19 Given my license number and told I've been approved for licensure
    3-5-19 Told my name would not appear on the CBA website for “several weeks”

    3-15-19 Name and license number on CBA website!!

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 77
    FAR - 75
    REG - 82
    Licensed CPA practicing in California.

    This journey is a test of will.

    The feeling you get when you see that last score, is like no other.

    #2276721
    Todd
    Todd
    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
    2-12-19 Received email from cba stating I have met all requirements
    2-13-19 Check for $250 cashed
    2-14-19 Mailed $120 check for initial license fee
    2-19-19 initial license application and check received by cba (checked not yet cashed)
    3-1-19 initial license fee – check cashed for $120
    3-9-19 sent email to licensinginfo@cba.ca.gov asking for status update (received response on 3/20/19-cba said there is no update and license should be issued in 1 to 2 weeks)
    3-15-19 called (916)561-1701 and left voicemail for status update. (received call back later the same day, said check was registered on 2/25/19 and it can take up to a month to get license issued. A email will be received before license number posts on the cba website)

    #2276790
    TerriSilva
    TerriSilva
    Participant

    @Todd – did you have to send transcripts, or are they able to just use the ones sent in the beginning to take the exam?

    Did you send your LiveScan with the application? I am waiting on my old boss to send me the work experience paper filled out, he said he sent it but I haven't gotten it yet. Ethics is passed. argh!

    AUD - 79
    BEC - 80
    FAR - 75
    REG - 86
    I AM DONE!  On to ethics!

     

    #2276808
    Todd
    Todd
    Participant

    I passed the exams in 2017, but had to take extra classes to get the 150 credits for the license. I had the school send my updated transcripts directly to the cba at the end of December. I also had my boss mail my work experience paperwork in 2017. Before I sent my application and $250 I made sure all boxes were checked off so there wouldn't be any hiccups in the application process. I took the ethics exam beginning of January and I went to the police station for the live scan, which I mailed separately to the cba. I ended up mailing my criminal background check paperwork with my application and $250 check.

    #2277495
    Todd
    Todd
    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
    2-12-19 Received email from cba stating I have met all requirements
    2-13-19 Check for $250 cashed
    2-14-19 Mailed $120 check for initial license fee
    2-19-19 initial license application and check received by cba (checked not yet cashed)
    3-1-19 initial license fee – check cashed for $120
    3-9-19 sent email to licensinginfo@cba.ca.gov asking for status update (received response on 3/20/19-cba said there is no update and license should be issued in 1 to 2 weeks)
    3-15-19 called (916)561-1701 and left voicemail for status update. (received call back later the same day, said check was registered on 2/25/19 and it can take up to a month to get license issued. A email will be received before license number posts on the cba website)
    3-22-19 Received congratulatory email and license number from the cba!!! Woot Woot

    #2280378

    Mak
    Participant

    I am planning to complete the accounting ethics course through UCLA or UCSD. However, the course is 4 quarter units which are equivalent to 2.66 semester credit. Do i need 0.34 more credits???

    #2281209

    William
    Participant

    @mak – The 4 quarter units satisfies the accounting ethics requirement. I believe it is an either/or scenario. I took the course through UCSD and it was go at your own pace. So depending on your schedule, you could complete everything in a few weeks, then just wait for them to post grades.

    AUD - 85
    BEC - 76
    FAR - 76
    REG - 75
    William Ratliff II, CPA
    #2281710
    MP
    MP
    Participant

    12-18-18 Passed all my CPA exams
    01-27-18 Passed my ethic exams
    01-28-19 Application and $250 check mailed to CBA
    02-21-19 Received an email from CBA (Receipt Of Application)
    02-25-19 $250 Check was cashed
    03-01-19 Received an email from CBA and ask me to submit a name change form
    03-01-19 Form and marriage certificate mailed

    3-25-19 I called CBA today and they told me that they received my form on March 4th and my file is just sitting on someone desk. They will try to expedite it for me…

    So if you feel like you have been waiting for too long…CALL THEM!!!

    Seriously…..*Rolling my eyes”

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 83
    REG - 81
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    #2285094
    TerriSilva
    TerriSilva
    Participant

    Hi everyone! I am getting ready to mail out my application for my license today…I hope I'm not forgetting anything!

    1/31/19 passed last exam (FAR!)
    3/2/19 passed ethics
    3/27/19 (today) mailing out license application

    I have my signed experience form going out with my application and my check, plus the criminal conviction disclosure form, and I did my live scan on Monday. Thinking about taking everything to the post office and sending it certified (don't trust post office they suck!)

    Did you all send your stuff certified?

    AUD - 79
    BEC - 80
    FAR - 75
    REG - 86
    I AM DONE!  On to ethics!

     

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