A. A registrant who is at least fifty-five years of age, who has been a certified public accountant or public accountant in one or more jurisdictions for at least twenty years and who is not actively engaged in the practice of accounting for a fee or other compensation may request that the registrant's certificate be placed on retired status by submitting a request on a form approved by the board. A registrant whose certificate is under a disciplinary order by the board except for suspension for nonregistration pursuant to section 32-741.01 or against whom disciplinary proceedings have been initiated may not place or maintain a certificate on retired status.
B. A registrant whose certificate is on retired status:
1. Shall continue to register once every two years with the board and pay a registration fee and all of an applicable late fee as prescribed by section 32-729.
2. Shall not engage in the practice of accounting for a fee or other compensation while the registrant's certificate remains on retired status.
3. Shall not assume or use the title or designation of "certified public accountant" or "public accountant" or the abbreviation "C.P.A.", "CPA", "P.A." or "PA" unless accompanied by the word "retired" or the abbreviation "RET" while the registrant's certificate remains on retired status.
C. A registrant may request that the registrant's certificate be reactivated if the registrant meets all of the following requirements:
1. Files an application for renewal on the form prescribed by the board and pays the registration fee pursuant to section 32-729.
2. Submits proof that the registrant has satisfied continuing professional education requirements as prescribed by the board.
3. Affirms that the registrant has not engaged in any conduct that would constitute grounds for revocation or suspension of a certificate pursuant to section 32-741.