WSR 16-02-107
[Filed January 5, 2016, 3:41 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 4-30-060 What are the education requirements to qualify to apply for the CPA examination?
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.04.055(5), 18.04.105(1).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rule making is needed to align the qualifications on a national level to ensure Washington state is substantially equivalent to the other state boards by eliminating the following sentence in WAC 4-30-060 (1)(c): "For purposes of meeting this subsection, individuals will be given 1.5 credits for each 1.0 graduate level credit of accounting courses taken."
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, Executive Director, Washington State Board of Accountancy, P.O. Box 9131, Olympia, WA 98507-9131, phone (360) 586-0163, fax (360) 664-9190, e-mail
December 23, 2015
Richard C. Sweeney, CPA
Executive Director