CALIFORNIA CPA LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS TIME 2019

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  • #2285289

    Kimberly
    Participant

    @terrisilva – Not in CA, but I sent all of my license application materials certified with return receipt. I was paranoid something would get lost. I think it's a good thought to do so – that way you know for sure it's arrived. Good luck!

    BEC - Passed

    AUD - Passed

    FAR - Passed

    REG - Passed

    BEC/AUD - Wiley + Ninja / FAR - Surgent / REG - Wiley/Surgent

    #2287254
    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
    3-28-19 Name shows up on the cba website

    #2293884
    TerriSilva
    TerriSilva
    Participant

    Update:

    1/31/19 passed last exam (FAR!)
    3/2/19 passed ethics
    3/27/19 (today) mailing out license application
    3/29/19 application arrived at CBA per tracking

    we'll see how long it takes for them to get going on it!

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

     

    #2295261
    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
    3-28-19 Name shows up on the cba website
    4-1-19 Received Certificate in the mail

    #2298540
    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
    03-25-19 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…
    03-25-19 Received an email to notify me to pay my License Fee $60
    03-26-19 Mailed payment via regular mail

    OMG….so close

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 83
    REG - 81
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    #2304579

    AlexCPA
    Participant

    4.02.19 Application received per USPS tracking

    I have not done the live scan yet as the live scan form link on the CBA was not working. When I e-mailed CBA licensinginfo, they said they will send the live scan form after they receive my application due to some new fBI regulations they are not able to provide it ahead of time. I see a lot of the CA applicants are already doing the live scan, is there anyway I can do it now ahead of time to expedite the process?

    AUD - 88
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 89
    REG - 85
    CA Candidate
    #2304606
    TerriSilva
    TerriSilva
    Participant

    another update:
    Update:

    1/31/19 passed last exam (FAR!)
    3/2/19 passed ethics
    3/27/19 (today) mailing out license application
    3/29/19 application arrived at CBA per tracking
    4/4/19 email response from CBA that they have my application being processed by the cashier unit, which can take up to 2 weeks. Then it will go to the initial licensing unit and it should be reviewed within 30 days of receipt at the office.

    This is long and drawn out! 🙁

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

     

    #2315973
    TerriSilva
    TerriSilva
    Participant

    Update:

    1/31/19 passed last exam (FAR!)
    3/2/19 passed ethics
    3/27/19 (today) mailing out license application
    3/29/19 application arrived at CBA per tracking
    4/4/19 email response from CBA that they have my application being processed by the cashier unit, which can take up to 2 weeks. Then it will go to the initial licensing unit and it should be reviewed within 30 days of receipt at the office.

    Today 4/8/19 email from CBA that they have received my application and I need to do a live scan. I did this already so I have emailed it over to them – I thought I had put it in with my app but I guess I did not. Next step is for them to review application and documents 🙂

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

     

    #2316168

    skyblue
    Participant

    I'm so glad it is all over!

    Timeframe:
    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 CBA (per UPS tracking)
    3/15/19 – license number received from CBA
    4/2/19 – found my name on website, however, the apartment number is wrong. reached out to CBA again
    4/4/19 – apartment number was updated

    AUD - 91
    BEC - 94
    FAR - 91
    REG - 82
    CPA - Tough journey, but totally worth it!
    #2318007

    Kay S
    Participant

    Application submitted 3/7/19
    Approval received 4/5/19
    Initial license check mailed 4/8/19
    CPA License number—pending

     

    Studying for the CPA exam is easy. Its like riding a bike. Except the bike is on fire. And the ground is on fire. And everything is on fire. Because you're in H-E Double hockey sticks

    #2320269
    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
    03-25-19 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…
    03-25-19 Received an email to notify me to pay my License Fee $60
    03-26-19 Mailed payment via regular mail
    04-10-19 Check is clear from Bank.

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 82
    FAR - 83
    REG - 81
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    #2326827
    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
    3-28-19 Name shows up on the cba website
    4-12-19 Received pocket certificate

    #2333304

    Kay S
    Participant

    Called CBA today to verify that my check made it to their office. They received it on the 10th. The time frame she provided is 4-6 weeks for issuance of a license number and an additional 2-4 weeks for the actual certificate…………..the wait….is killing me………….

     

    Studying for the CPA exam is easy. Its like riding a bike. Except the bike is on fire. And the ground is on fire. And everything is on fire. Because you're in H-E Double hockey sticks

    #2335194

    AlexCPA
    Participant

    IF they cashed my check, is it safe to assume that they have all the requirements? They cashed my check this week, but I have not received an e-mail from them yet accept for the receipt of application.

    AUD - 88
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 89
    REG - 85
    CA Candidate
    #2335197

    AlexCPA
    Participant

    repeat reply.. sorry

    AUD - 88
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 89
    REG - 85
    CA Candidate
    #2338761

    Mike
    Participant

    Just FYI, if you call the CBA, some people will be more helpful than others. I submitted my initial licensing fee last month, certified mail, they received it March 18th. I called March 28, the person told me that my check was “cashiered” on March 19th. Additionally, she told me that the person who processes them goes through by cashiered date (makes sense), AND that on that day (Mar 28) the person was working on March 4th cashiered dates. (It did sound like it's just ONE person doing this.)
    I waited a few weeks, called back two days ago, the 16th, and asked where my app was. New lady told me she didn't know, and when I asked what cashiered date they were on… she said she didn't have access to that info.
    I'll let y'all know when I get my email, I know the wait sucks.

    #2346924
    TerriSilva
    TerriSilva
    Participant

    Updated update:

    Update:

    1/31/19 passed last exam (FAR!)
    3/2/19 passed ethics
    3/27/19 (today) mailing out license application
    3/29/19 application arrived at CBA per tracking
    4/4/19 email response from CBA that they have my application being processed by the cashier unit, which can take up to 2 weeks. Then it will go to the initial licensing unit and it should be reviewed within 30 days of receipt at the office.
    4/8/19 email from CBA that they have received my application and I need to do a live scan. I did this already so I have emailed it over to them – I thought I had put it in with my app but I guess I did not. Next step is for them to review application and documents 🙂
    4/17/19 check cleared the bank

    this is dumb.

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

     

    #2347158

    Kay S
    Participant

    CBA said they are working on checks cashiered on 3/14 right now. Mine was cashiered on 4/11….The wait continues…Mike you should be getting yours very soon!

     

    Studying for the CPA exam is easy. Its like riding a bike. Except the bike is on fire. And the ground is on fire. And everything is on fire. Because you're in H-E Double hockey sticks

    #2347287
    TerriSilva
    TerriSilva
    Participant

    I just got an email that I have to take an ethics course 🙁 3 semester or 4 quarter units. ARGH!

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

     

    #2347332

    Mike
    Participant

    Got my email! So they made it to March 19th cashiered date on April 22.
    Kay-this doesn't make a whole ton of sense if you called them today because I got my email at 8:30 am this morning… so that is a bit strange, maybe they're doing a few days at a time? I dunno.

    One thing I forgot to be clear on for everyone else that isn't making phone calls on the regular, note that my cashiered date was the day after I showed it received at the cba via tracking, and when it cleared the bank wasn't relevant, it's just when they open the letter and put your application in the “paid” stack.

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