The West Virginia Board of Accountancy became an agency of the State of West Virginia in 1959. The Board is charged with the administration and enforcement of the provisions of the West Virginia Board of Accountancy Law, §30-9 of the West Virginia Code which include:

The education required of an applicant for the CPA Examination

The experience required of an applicant for certification/licensure

The administration of the CPA examination 

The issuance and renewal of certificates, registrations, permits, and authorizations

The denial, suspension, revocation, and reinstatement of  a certificate, registration, permit, or authorization

The conduct of investigations

Firm ownership requirements

Accounting corporations

Substantial equivalency certificate requirements

Continuing professional education requirements for licensees, including exemptions

Peer review requirements

Standards of professional conduct 
Identifying professional services required to be performed in accordance with the applicable statements on standards

Use of the titles “certified public accountant”, “CPA”, “public accountant”, and “PA”

Use of commissions, referral fees and contingent fees

Fees for the issuance and renewal of a certificate, registration, permit or authorization and other fees authorized by this article

Other rules the board considers necessary and proper for implementing the provisions of W.Va. Code 30-9