What are the rules of conduct?
See Chapter Accy 1 for a detailed explanation of the Rules of Conduct.
How can I find out if a person has credentials in Wisconsin?
Please visit the Wisconsin Credential/License Search, provided by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
How can I file a complaint?
To file a complaint directly with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, please use one of the methods provided on their File a Complaint page. If a complaint is submitted to the WICPA against a WICPA member, it will be forwarded to the Chair of our Professional Conduct Committee for review. Note that the only penalty the WICPA can impose is termination of membership. To have a CPA's license suspended or revoked, a person must contact the Department of Safety and Professional Services and follow their complaint filing process.
How can I find out if there is discipline or other orders affecting a credential holder?
Searches can be performed using the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Orders and Disciplinary Actions page.
Can credentials be transferred from other states and countries?
Applicants must establish that they have a "substantial equivalence" of the qualifications required in Wisconsin, as detailed in Chapter Accy 3 and complete an application from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
What if I trained outside the United States?
Please visit the International page of the National Association of State Boards of Accounting (NASBA) website for information and application materials.
Can I use the CPA designation in Wisconsin if I am not licensed and/or not working for a public accounting firm?
The Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board's response regarding this question is that "Unless a CPA has a license, the CPA is responsible for ensuring that the manner in which he or she uses the credential does not imply readiness to provide CPA services for compensation." For more detailed information, please review Wisconsin Statute Section 442.02.
Where can I find details about the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct?
For information about the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, visit the Code of Professional Conduct page on their website.
Does the WICPA and its members adhere to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct?