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State Board Report

February 2013

In 2012, there were 8,503 candidates from 101 countries other than the U.S.A. who took the Uniform CPA Examination, accounting for 24,549 examination sections, NASBA Director of International Evaluation Services James Suh told a January 18 information summit designed for CPA review course providers by NASBA’s International Evaluation Services. Representatives from eight review course providers attended the Nashville meeting, including: Abitus, Morgan International Offshore, CPAexcel, Yaeger CPA Review, DeVry, Becker, Wiley CPA Exam Review, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. The program covered education evaluation for CPA licensing, Accountancy Boards’ educational requirements, CPA candidate data and trends, and other topics of interest to potential international CPA candidates and review course providers, plus an open discussion with President Ken Bishop, Executive Vice President and COO Colleen Conrad, Client Services Director Patricia Hartman, Mr. Suh, NIES Manager Brentni Henderson-King and ALL Administrator Leona Johnson.

Of the 8,503 international candidates, 40.4 percent were women and 11.2 percent had earned a master’s degree, Mr. Suh told the course providers. The 10 countries with the largest number of candidates in 2012 were: Japan (2,237), Republic of Korea (1,350), China (741), Canada (595), United Arab Emirates (522), India (397), Egypt (293), Taiwan (260), Saudi Arabia (238) and Lebanon (201).

NIES is planning to hold a summit for review course providers annually and to host a web conference in the near future. Twenty-four Boards of Accountancy have agreed to use NIES’s services.

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