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Requirements for Certified Public Accountant Licensure and Exam


Purpose of Licensure:
To set standards of qualifications, education, training, and experience for persons engaged in CPA . To promote high standards of professional performance for those persons working in CPA. To ensure that everyone engaged in work in the CPA field is licensed.

Period of Licensure:
All permanent licenses are issued on an annual basis.

Application Process:
Applicant must be a resident of the U.S. Virgin Islands for at least thirty (30) days immediately prior to submittal of application. You will need the following:

  • A completed and certified application;
  • Three (3) 2x2 photographs of the applicant;
  • One (1) letter of favorable character testimony;
  • Two (2) letters of professional reference from individuals with knowledge of applicant's work in the electrical field;
  • Favorable tax clearance letter from the Bureau of Internal Revenue;
  • Payment of Required Fees.
  • A V.I. resident for at least 30 days immediately prior to exam.
  • High School Diploma plus 6 yrs experience or College Degree plus 3 yrs experience or course related degree plus 2 yrs experience
  • Verification of Registration and/or License from another state;

All persons interested in being a licensed CPA must successfully complete all portions of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA’s) exam and are required to sit a local examination. The local examination is given three times per year.

A person holding a valid license or certificate issued by a state or territory of the United States or by a foreign country may upon application be registered in the Virgin Islands. The foreign country must have a national registration board of scope and standing corresponding to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

Renewal of License:

You will need the following:

  • A completed and certified renewal application;
  • A Favorable Tax Clearence Letter from the Bureau of Internal Revenue;
  • Payment of Required Fees.
Required Fees:

Application Fee    $150.00
Examination Fee     $100.00
License Fee     $390.00
CPA Permit     $25.00

Mailing Addresses:
Attention: Nathalie Hodge
Administrator, Boards and Commissions
V.I. Board of Certified Public Accountancy
Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs
Golden Rock Shopping Center, Suite #9
Christiansted, VI 00820-4311