TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Accountancy announced 32 candidates successfully passed the computerized examination in the October/November/December exam window.

As of Jan. 19, 12,615 individuals have been issued CPA certificates, of which 3,926 hold active permits to practice.

Passage of the national examination is the first step to becoming a certified public accountant. To be eligible to receive a permit to practice, an experience requirement must first be met.

For more information concerning the computerized examination, visit the Board of Accountancy's website at www.ksboa.orq

Area candidates who passed the examination include Haley Stickel, Colby; and Zachary Binder, Cody Scheck and James Marsicek, all of Hays.