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Examining Boards
Certified Public Accountants

Certified Public Accountants

Physical Address

Department of State
Calle San José esq. San Francisco
Old San Juan, PR 00902

Mailing Address

Department of State
Assistant Secretary of Examining Boards
Board of Examiners of Certified Public Accountants
P.O. Box 9023271 San Juan, PR 00902-3271


Mr. Elias Colón
NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy)
Executive Administrator – Puerto Rico
Phone: 629-203-1992

Legal Basis

Law #293 of May 15, 1945, as amended. Continuing Education Regulation #8381 of August 13, 2016.


  • Francisco A. Fernández Nieves – Chairman
  • José Barreras – Secretary
  • José Vázquez Rivera – Member
  • Bernardo Bravo Acosta- Member


For information, forms and documents to take the CPA Examination click here or you can contact CPA Examination Services directly at 1-800-CPA-EXAM(800-272-3936). Email:

Important Notices

  • It is necessary to have a valid CPA license in order to practice as a CPA. We have encountered situations where the license has not been renewed and the person continues to issue reports. The Board has imposed sanctions in these cases.
  • It is important for professional services legal entities to apply for a license with the Board of Accountancy, in addition to complying with the incorporation requirements established by the Department of State.


  • Regulation No. 8644 of September 14, 2015 for the Assessment of Reasonable Accommodation.
  • Regulation No. 8381 of August 13, 2013 (Continuing Education).

Licensing and Renewal Process

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) has been designated to provide CPA licensing services, including renewals. For more information and forms click here.

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