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Pursuant to A.R.S. §§ 32-731 and 32-747(A), any firm wishing to change its name is prohibited from using the new name until approval is received from the Board for the new name.
     
Please note there are regulations that limit the use of a firm name, as outlined in A.A.C. R4-1-455.03(D)(2), which states:
  A certified public accountant or public accountant shall not use a professional or firm name or designation that is misleading about the legal form of the firm, or about the persons who are partners, officers, members, managers, or shareholders of the firm, or about any other matter. A firm name or designation shall not include words such as "& Company," "& Associates," or "& Consultants" unless the terms refer to additional full-time CPAs that are not otherwise mentioned in the firm name.

There is no fee for changing a firm’s name with the Board. Our forms are in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view and print these forms. Click the Adobe logo to download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Application for Name Change, Certified Public Accountant Firm Form