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Profession FAQ

Accountant

The following are answers to some frequently asked questions received by the Department of Safety and Professional Services. These questions and answers are general in nature and are provided as a public service. Licensees and applicants with specific questions should refer to the Wisconsin statutes and administrative code provisions which govern their profession. In any instance in which an answer may differ from the provisions of the statutes and administrative code provisions, the latter will govern.


Does a felony conviction prevent a person from becoming a CPA?

Ch Accy 1.401(e) , Wisc Admin Code states that conviction of a crime the circumstances of which substantially relate to the practice of accounting is an act discreditable to the profession. On conviction of the felony, the circumstances of which substantially relate to the practice of accounting the board will initiate charges in every instance. Please see the Wisconsin Administrative Code for more information on felonies, misdemeanors, and board action.