Magazine article The CPA Journal

1996 Marks 100 Years as a Licensed Profession

Magazine article The CPA Journal

1996 Marks 100 Years as a Licensed Profession

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On April 17, 1896, the New York State legislature took the momentous step of enacting the first CPA licensing law in the United States. The new law was passed after much haggling and bickering over who would qualify for the credential and how the profession would be regulated. The first certificates were issued in Decem ber 1896, the same month the first CPA examination was administered.

The CPA Journal is very pleased this month to mark the 100th anniversary of these events with an article by accounting historian Paul Miranti that tells the full story of those early years. It is a fascinating tale, with names that have historic significance. The leaders of that day also were involved in establishing the first school of accountancy at New York University. We encourage you to spend a few minutes learning about the past-it will help give meaning to and a sense of perspective of where we find ourselves today. …

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