DC Board of Accountancy Licensing information

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The DC Board of Accountancy (Board) regulates the licenses of professional accountants and protects consumers by upholding the District of Columbia accountancy license law . The accountancy license law is defined by the District of Columbia Second Omnibus Regulatory Act of 1998 (Omnibus), which took effect on April 20, 1999.

The Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor. Four members must each hold a license as a certified public accountant, hold a valid permit to practice, and, at the time of appointment, have practiced public accountancy as a CPA in the District for not less than five years. One member must be a non-accountant representing consumers. Three members of the Board constitute a quorum.

The Board meets the first Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at the DCRA headquarters, located at 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. The Board can be reached by phone: (202) 442-4320 or fax: (202) 698-4329.

Executive Director: Leon Lewis, leon.lewis@dc.gov
Board Administrator: Grace Yeboah Ofori: Grace.Ofori@dc.gov
Education Coordinator: Kevin Cyrus, Kevin.Cyrus@dc.gov
Education Liaison Specialist: Kathy Thomas, Kathy.thomas2@dc.gov

Current Board Members

  • Robert Todero - CPA, Chair
  • Kayla Futch – CPA
  • Bridgett Gagne - CPA
  • Joseph Drew - Consumer Member
  • Angela Avant - CPA

2017 Meeting Dates:

Board meeting minutes are available at www.open-dc.gov.

Licensing / Resources


Online licensing services are a quick, convenient, and environmentally responsible way to manage your licensing needs. All of the functions listed below can be accessed through the Online Services – PULSE Portal link below.

  • Online Services – PULSE Portal
    • General Searches allows for public license search. Applicants and licensees may check on the status of their application or renewal or perform an in-depth information inquiry
    • Applications allows you to submit a new, reinstatement or reactivation application. Application Instructions
    • Change of Address
    • Renewals
    • Letter of Certification Request
    • Duplicate License Request
  • How to guides
  • FAQs


The Board is committed to professional development and consumer protection. The following links provide a wealth of additional information.