WSR 20-14-023
[Filed June 23, 2020, 9:44 a.m.]
Continuance of WSR 20-10-104.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR [20-04-089].
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 4-30-080 How do I apply for an initial individual CPA license?
Hearing Location(s): On July 31, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.
Microsoft Teams meeting. The link to join the meeting is available on the board's website at; or join by phone at 1-360-726-3322.
The hearing location was changed from a physical location to a virtual meeting.
Any questions on how to attend can be directed to Kirsten Donovan, board clerk, by email at Kirsten, [] or by phone at 360-664-9191.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 31, 2020.
Submit Written Comments to: Kirsten Donovan, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 9131, Olympia, WA 98507, email, fax 360-664-9190, by July 29, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Kirsten Donovan, rules coordinator, phone 360-664-9191, fax 360-664-9190, TTY 771 [711], email, by July 29, 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The board of accountancy proposes amending WAC 4-30-080 to: (1) Eliminate the initial licensing requirement to achieve and document a passing grade of ninety percent or better on a board-approved initial course covering the Washington State Public Accountancy Act, related board rules, and board policies; (2) rename the rule section.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See purposes above.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.04.055.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.04.055.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Board of accountancy, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Charles E. Satterlund, CPA, 711 Capitol Way South Suite 400, Olympia, WA 98501, 360-586-0785.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The board of accountancy is not a listed agency in RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. No additional costs are imposed on CPA license applicants from the removal of this requirement.
June 23, 2020
Charles E. Satterlund, CPA
Executive Director