Board of Certified Public Accountants

Request to Retire Certificate

Any certificate holder who has reached the age of 65 or is disabled, and does not provide accounting services as defined in W.S. 33-3-109(c), for compensation, can request their certificate be placed in a retired status.

Holders may continue to use the designation of CPA with the word “Retired” behind it. (e.g. CPA, Retired).

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

Request to Retire a Certificate-$50 one time fee

If requesting from January 1-September 30:

  1. Complete the Request to Retire Certificate Form; and

  2. Pay the applicable fee- $50 one time fee

    • 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

      • 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 "Retire" as the application type. See the Renewal Information for instructions on how to complete this process during "Renewal".

2. Pay the applicable fee ($50 one time fee) using the OPAL system as part of the online renewal.

Application Submission Instructions

  • Application packets may be submitted electronically by email to 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 Retire a Certificate after October 1st by renewing using the OPAL system and selecting "Retire" 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".