File a Complaint

File a Complaint with the PICPA

The PICPA Professional Ethics Committee investigates complaints against PICPA members for violations of the Code of Professional Conduct. PICPA will conduct an initial review of all complaints and, if necessary, an investigation under the Joint Ethics Enforcement Program (JEEP) procedures. Investigations can result in disciplinary action including suspension or termination of membership, but will not affect the individual’s state CPA license.

Get the answers to your ethics questions:

Complaints against members must be submitted in writing:

Professional Ethics Committee
Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs
Ten Penn Center
1801 Market Street, Suite 2400
Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Find out if someone is a member by calling PICPA at (888) 272-2001 or e-mail Note that JEEP procedures require investigations be conducted in a confidential manner. Results will be strictly confidential, with some exceptions.

    File a Complaint with the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy (SBOA)

    The Pa. Department of State – Professional Compliance Office investigates complaints against all practitioners in Pennsylvania on behalf of the SBOA for violation of the Pennsylvania CPA Law  and Rules and Regulations. Investigations can result in disciplinary actions against individuals, including suspension of their CPA licenses.