201 KAR 1:063. Certificate of experience.


      RELATES TO: KRS 325.261(4)


      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 325.261 establishes the standards for licensure as a certified public accountant. This administrative regulation describes the experience to be documented when one applies to become a certified public accountant.


      Section 1. Definitions. (1) "One (1) year" means the completion of 2000 hours of employment obtained after the award of a baccalaureate degree during an employment period of not less than twelve (12) months, excluding any leave or holiday time.

      (2) "Verification" means a certified public accountant as described in KRS 325.261(6) confirming the truth or accuracy of the applicant's accounting or attest experience.


      Section 2. (1) An applicant for licensure shall have submitted by the certified public accountant verifying the experience a "Certificate of Experience".

      (2) If the applicant has been employed by more than one (1) employer to meet the experience requirement described in KRS 325.261 and this administrative regulation, a certificate shall be submitted for each employment situation.


      Section 3. Experience Verification. The certificate of experience shall include the following information verified by a certified public accountant as described in KRS 325.261(6):

      (1) The name and address of the employing firm, company, agency, or institution of higher education;

      (2) The month, day and year the employment began, and the month, day and year the employment was terminated or the experience was completed;

      (3) Total number of hours worked during the employment period excluding holiday or leave time;

      (4) A brief description of the applicant's job duties;

      (5) The applicant's working titles during employment; and

      (6) The signature of the verifying certified public accountant which attests to the truth and accuracy of the statements made regarding the applicant's experience.


      Section 4. Documentation and Verification of Applicant Experience. A false or misleading statement made by a certified public accountant on a certificate of experience shall constitute a violation of KRS 325.340(1)(h).


      Section 5. Incorporation by Reference. (1) "Certificate of Experience (2005)" is incorporated by reference.

      (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the State Board of Accountancy, 332 W. Broadway, Suite 310, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (19 Ky.R. 1692; Am. 2025; eff. 2-19-1993; 20 Ky.R. 3212; eff. 8-4-1994; 27 Ky.R. 586; eff. 10-16-2000; 31 Ky.R. 1527; 1782; eff. 5-26-2005; TAm 10-27-2009.)