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A. A registrant may relinquish a certificate or firm registration pending or in lieu of an investigation or disciplinary proceeding or while under a disciplinary order. The board shall consider a relinquishment tendered by a registrant pursuant to this section and shall determine whether to accept the relinquishment. The board shall issue an order documenting its decision.
B. An individual whose certificate, or an individual, sole proprietor or business organization whose firm registration, has been relinquished shall not assume or use the CPA designation.
C. If the board accepts the relinquishment of a certificate of a certified public accountant or registration of a firm, the registrant shall acknowledge that disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against the registrant pursuant to article 3 of this chapter and that the registrant relinquishes the right to practice accounting as a certified public accountant or firm in this state. The registrant shall acknowledge that the registrant understands both of the following:
1. If the registrant chooses to apply for a new certificate or firm registration, the registrant shall meet all requirements for certification or firm registration pursuant to section 32-731.
2. In deciding whether to issue a new certificate or firm registration to the registrant, the board will consider all disciplinary actions currently pending against the registrant and any other matters it determines to be appropriate.