How Do I Prove I am Licensed

To apply for a free listing on CPAdirectory, you need to have a currently valid license to practice as an accountant. Verifying your license is a simple process, as we accept a PDF upload from CPA Verify, which you will include in your application. In order to obtain your proof of licensure, complete the following steps.

  1. Visit and click on Start Search in the navigation menu.
  2. Enter your details in the provided form, agree to the terms and conditions, and click on search. Once your search results are returned, you will see your name listed in the table. On the far-left hand side of the table in the first column, click on view.
  3. Click on the button labeled Generate PDF Report. This will allow you to download a PDF that you will provide as proof of your license.
  4. Save the PDF file where you can find it easily, such as on your desktop, and supply it along with your application. We will use this file as proof that your license to practice is currently valid.

Note: The license file you supply should match the state where you created your listing, otherwise your application will not be accepted.

Once your application has been submitted, you will be redirected to your new listing. Please note that until review, your listing is not publicly accessible. You will find that if you are logged out of your account, you will not be able to access the page.

You will receive an email once your listing has been accepted or denied. CPAdirectory reserves the right to deny a listing for any reason or cause we see fit. In general most submissions will be approved provided the information is accurate and the license file is included.