Log in to your online account through SecureAccess Washington and complete a retirement application.
Select to have your credential retire immediately or at the end of your renewal cycle.
If you retire, you are:
Prohibited from using the title CPA or CPA-Inactive or exercising the privileges related to those titles.
The board authorizes the use of the designation "CPA retired" in this state by those individuals who, upon notice to the board to retire a license, meet the following criteria per WAC 4-30-058:
If you are eligible and would like to use the CPA-retired designation, please notify the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reactivate Your Retired Status
To reactivate your retired credential you must:
Complete the required Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
Submit a complete application through our Online Services.
Pay reactivation fee of $230.
Attach all CPE documentation in the “Pending Reason(s)” section of the “Confirmation” page.
Upon approval of this application your status will be posted to the Licensee Search.
CPE credit hours utilized to qualify for this reactivation may not be utilized for your next CPE reporting period. Please refer to Board rule WAC 4-30-122(3).
Unable to use online services?
You may request a paper copy of our forms by contacting us directly.