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Making CPA Firm Changes

Submit a firm amendment.

  1. Register with or log into your current Secure Access Washington account, or
  2. Complete a firm amendment online firm amendment; and
  3. Pay all Applicable fees.

You must notify the Board within 90 days of the change

What are the requirements for a firm amendment?

A firm must use our online firm amendment to submit the following information and the appropriate fee, within ninety days of the following:

  • Admission or departure of an owner;
  • Any change in the name of the firm; or
  • Change in the resident managing licensee of the main office in this state

What happens when a CPA firm changes its legal entity?

A change in the legal entity of a CPA firm requires the firm to apply for a new firm license by:

  1. First registering or logging into Secure Access Washington, and
  2. Apply for a new CPA firm license using our online initial firm license application.

To submit changes:

  • Register or log into Secure Access Washington (SAW)
  • Complete and submit the firm amendment application located within your account accessed through SAW.
  • Pay all applicable fees.

Once the firm is notified, how long does the firm have to come into compliance?

The CPA firm has ninety days from the date of the reportable event to come into compliance before additional action will be taken by the Board.