(a) The board shall issue or renew licenses to persons who make application and demonstrate their qualifications in accordance with subsections (b) to (g), inclusive, of this section.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 20-281d
- another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
(b) Licenses shall be initially issued for one year and renewed annually. Applications for such licenses shall be made in such form, and in the case of applications for renewal, between such dates, as the board shall by regulation specify.
(c) An applicant for initial issuance of a license under this section shall show:
(1) That he holds a valid certificate;
(2) If the applicant’s certificate was issued more than four years prior to his application for issuance of an initial license under this section, that he has fulfilled the requirements of continuing professional education that would have been applicable under subsection (e) of this section if he had secured his initial license within four years of issuance of his certificate and was now applying under subsection (e) of this section for renewal of such license.
(d) The board shall issue a certificate to a holder of a certificate issued by another state upon a showing that:
(1) The applicant passed the examination required for issuance of his certificate with grades that would have been passing grades at the time in this state; and
(2) The applicant meets all current requirements in this state for issuance of a certificate at the time the application is made; or the applicant, at the time of the issuance of the applicant’s certificate in the other state, met all such requirements then applicable in this state; or the applicant has had five years of experience in the practice of public accountancy no earlier than the ten years immediately preceding the applicant’s application or meets equivalent requirements prescribed by the board by regulation.
(e) For renewal of a license under this section, an applicant shall show that he or she has completed forty hours of continuing professional education during each year from the date of issuance or last renewal. A renewal applicant who has a principal place of business outside of this state may show compliance with the provisions of this subsection by certifying in writing that he or she has completed the continuing professional education requirements in the state of the applicant’s principal place of business during each year from the date of his or her license issuance or last renewal. The board may prescribe, by regulation, the content, duration and organization of continuing professional education courses which contribute to the general professional competence of the applicant.
(f) For renewal of a license under this section, the board shall charge the following fees for failure to earn continuing education credits by the June thirtieth deadline:
(1) Three hundred fifteen dollars for reporting on a renewal application a minimum of forty hours of continuing professional education, any of which was earned after June thirtieth and on or by September thirtieth;
(2) Six hundred twenty-five dollars for reporting on a renewal application a minimum of forty hours of continuing professional education any of which was earned after June thirtieth and on or by December thirty-first.
(g) The board shall charge a fee of one hundred fifty dollars for the initial issuance and the professional services fee for class I, as defined in § 33-182l, for each annual renewal of such license.
(h) Applicants for initial issuance or renewal of licenses under this section shall in their applications list all states in which they have applied for or hold certificates or licenses, and each holder of or applicant for a license under this section shall notify the board in writing, within thirty days after its occurrence, of any issuance, denial, revocation or suspension of a certificate or license by another state.