Section 34-1-7

Practice privilege for nonresident certified public accountants.

(a) Subject to subsection (b), a person who is licensed as a certified public accountant in another state whose principal place of business is not in this state shall have all the privileges of a certified public accountant in this state without the need to obtain a certificate or permit under this chapter or to notify or register with the board and may offer or render professional services in this state, whether in person or by mail, telephone, or electronic means, without any notice, fee, or other submission under this chapter.

(b) A person exercising the practice privilege granted in subsection (a) and any firm that employs the person, as a condition of the grant of the privilege, are deemed to consent to all of the following:

(1) The personal and subject matter jurisdiction and disciplinary authority of the board and the courts of Alabama.

(2) Compliance with this chapter and any rules promulgated by the board.

(3) That the person shall cease offering or rendering professional services under the practice privilege personally and on behalf of a firm if the license of the person from the state by which the person was licensed as a certified public accountant when any professional services were offered or rendered, or began to be offered or rendered, pursuant to the practice privilege provided in this section, is no longer valid.

(4) To the appointment of any out-of-state board by which the person was licensed as a certified public accountant when any professional services were offered or rendered, or began to be offered or rendered, pursuant to the practice privilege provided in this section, to be his or her agent for the purpose of service of process in any action or proceeding by the board in this state against the person.

(Acts 1973, No. 997, p. 1510, §6; Act 2009-620, p. 1794, §1.)