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2024 Registration is closed. If you failed to renew your CPA license or firm permit and would like to reinstate, follow this link to submit a reinstatement application : Online Applications.


Follow this link to view the Proposed Modification to Rules and Regulations: Proposed Modification to Rules and Regulations

About the Board


The Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy's mission is to protect the public welfare of the citizens of the State of Mississippi through oversight and regulation of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and CPA firms, and to maintain the highest standards of proficiency in the profession.​​​

2024 Board Meeting Schedule **

February 15 Board Meeting 
March 21 Board Meeting 
May 3 Board Meeting 
June 13 Board Meeting
August 8 Board Meeting
September 19 Board Meeting
November 14 Board Meeting
December 12   ​ Board Meeting


**Board minutes can be found through the Forms and Documents tab on the right of the page

Regulatory State Agency​

Established by Mississippi law: MISS. CODE ANN. Section 73-33-1 et. seq. (1972)


Seven board members (all CPAs) appointed by the Governor to five year terms:

  • 4 Congressional Districts
  • 3 State-at-Large
Current Members
Dr. Annette K. Pridgen, Pearl Chair 2022-2026
Gary L. Walker, Clinton Vice-Chair  2023-2027
Willie B. Sims, Jr., Hattiesburg               Secretary 2024-2028
David I. Bridgers, Vicksburg   2022-2026
Dr. Rick Elam, Oxford   2020-2024
William T. Kelly, Hattiesburg    2023-2027 
Charles R. Prince, Magee   2023-2027