Arizona State Board of Accountancy issues all licenses to practice as a certified public accountant (CPA) under Arizona law. They do not regulate anyone doing any type of accounting/bookkeeping services who is not a CPA.
Download: Application for Arizona CPA Certificate
No in-state professional entity shall be permitted to practice public accounting in Arizona using the "CPA" or "PA" designation unless properly registered with the Arizona State Board of Accountancy.
Download: Firm Application
Contact: Arizona State Board of Accountancy, 602.364.0804
See also: Enrolled Agent/Tax Return Preparer
Arizona Department of Revenue: Information for Tax Preparers
Arizona Department of Revenue, Publications: 001 Taxpayer Bill of Rights
Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA): The largest professional organization operating specifically for CPAs in Arizona and provides education and advocacy for its members.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA): The world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; fraud and forensics; business valuation; and information technology.