Board of Certified Public Accountants

Request to Place Certificate on Inactive Status

Persons holding a certificate issued under W.S. 33-3-109 or W.S. 33-3-116 but who do not practice public accounting in Wyoming (or provide compensated accounting services) and have not lost the right to active status can place the certificate on an inactive status.

A certificate holder who maintains the certificate on inactive status may assume or use the title “Certified Public Accountant, Inactive” or “CPA, Inactive”.

A certificate holder who maintains the certificate on inactive status is not subject to CPE requirements but is required to renew their Inactive Status Certificate annually during the renewal period.

A holder who maintains the certificate on inactive status and wishes to provide services as defined in W.S. 33-3-109(c) in Wyoming for compensation shall submit a complete application to activate the certificate as set forth in Chapter 3 prior to providing accounting services in Wyoming.

Request to Place a Certificate on Inactive Status-$90

If requesting from January 1-September 30:

  1. Complete the Request to Place a Certificate on Inactive Status Form; and
  2. Pay the applicable fee- $90
    • For the applicants’ convenience, the Board has made available two different means of submitting the application fee and the completed application.
      • Paying with a Credit Card: Use the “Make a Payment” link to submit the appropriate application fee. The completed application should then be submitted the same day by scanning and emailing it to wycpaboard@wyo.gov.
      • Paying with Check: Send the check (personal, business, and cashiers), payable to the Wyoming Board of CPAs along with the completed application to the Board office at 325 West 18th Street, Suite 4, Cheyenne, WY 82002.

If requesting from October 1-December 31:

1. Complete the online renewal application using the OPAL system and select "Inactive" as the application type. See the Renewal Information for instructions on how to complete this process during "Renewal".

2. Pay the applicable fee ($80) using the OPAL system as part of the online renewal.

Restore Inactive Status from Expired-$190

  1. Complete the Request to Place a Certificate on Inactive Status Form; and
  2. Pay the applicable fee- $190
    • For the applicants’ convenience, the Board has made available two different means of submitting the application fee and the completed application.
      • Paying with a Credit Card: Use the “Make a Payment” link to submit the appropriate application fee. The completed application should then be submitted the same day by scanning and emailing it to wycpaboard@wyo.gov.
      • Paying with Check: Send the check (personal, business, and cashiers), payable to the Wyoming Board of CPAs along with the completed application to the Board office at 325 West 18th Street, Suite 4, Cheyenne, WY 82002.

Application Submission Instructions

  • Application packets may be submitted electronically by email to wycpaboard@wyo.gov and paid by credit card using the Make A Payment link above; or
  • Application packets may be mailed to the Board office and must include a check; or
  • Request to Place a Certificate on Inactive Status can also be completed during after October 1st by renewing using the OPAL system and selecting "Inactive" as the application type in the online renewal application. The payment will be processed as part of the online renewal. See the Renewal Information for instructions on how to complete this process during "Renewal".

*Holders are required to renew certificates (October-December) online by accessing their renewal on their online individual dashboard on the Online Portal for Application and Licensure (OPAL) system. We will send you a reminder on October 1st when the online renewal is available. *