WSR 09-03-044

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY


[ Filed January 13, 2009, 7:38 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 4-25-530 Fees.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.04.105(3), 18.04.065.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Prometric provides the testing centers used to administer the computer based CPA exam. Prometric notified the board of a forthcoming fee increase to administer the exam. The board must therefore increase the fees it charges to exam applicants to adequately pay all examination costs.

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 contacting Richard C. Sweeney, CPA, Executive Director, Washington State Board of Accountancy, P.O. Box 9131, Olympia, WA 98507-9131, (360) 586-0163, fax (360) 664-9190, e-mail cheryls@cpaboard.wa.gov.

January 12, 2009

Richard C. Sweeney

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office