The State Board of Accountancy shall issue a Connecticut Certified Public Accountant’s Certificate to any person who has been granted the designation “certified public accountant” and who submits an application and pays the applicable fee for an initial certified public accountant certificate. No person issued an initial certificate, pursuant to this section, shall engage in the practice of public accountancy or use the title or designation “certified public accountant”, or the abbreviations “CPA”, or any other title, designation, words, letters, abbreviation, sign, card or device tending to indicate that such person is a certified public accountant, except as permitted in accordance with sections 20-280 and 20-281g.