WSR 03-17-040

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY


[ Filed August 15, 2003, 9:25 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 4-25-830 What are the CPE requirements?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.04.055(7), 18.04.215(7).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Current board rules seem to require retired certified public accountants (CPAs) to complete continuing professional education (CPE) during the preceding three calendar years in order to renew their retired CPA license or certificate. The board intends to clarify the time frame for completing the required continuing professional education for renewal of a retired certified public accountant (CPA) license or certificate.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by writing to Dana M. McInturff, Executive Director, Washington State Board of Accountancy, P.O. Box 9131, Olympia, WA 98507-9131, (360) 586-0163, fax (360) 664-9190, e-mail danam@cpaboard.wa.gov.

August 12, 2003

Dana M. McInturff, CPA

Executive Director

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