CPA Examination Services (CPAES)
As NASBA's flagship program, CPA Examination Services (CPAES) provides a comprehensive array of services related to the Uniform CPA Examination. A few of these services include application processing, credential evaluations and score reporting. Outsourcing these services to the experienced and reliable professionals at NASBA enables state boards to provide candidates with a positive examination experience while remaining focused on other critical regulatory functions – like enforcement and auditing.
National Candidate Database (NCD)
The National Candidate Database is a database of CPA candidate information created to help NASBA, state boards, the AICPA and the testing centers protect the personal data provided by candidates during application and examination processes. As a central repository for all CPA Examination candidate information, the National Candidate Database is a global tracking system for CPA Examination candidates. With the ability to track a candidate's history, from initial application to grading of the examination, the National Candidate Database is a powerful tool for managing testing information.
The NASBA Report on the CPA Exam
Data from the Uniform CPA Exam allow us to gather targeted, reliable information about demand for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential in the United States and abroad.
We make this information available to you – for your region and worldwide.
These statistics, available only from NASBA, give you the best indication of the market today AND tomorrow.
Accountancy Licensee Database (ALD)
The ALD is a central repository of current licensee and firm information. It was conceptualized to assist boards of accountancy with their regulatory mission. Ideally, the database will continue to grow to include the current and accurate licensing information for individual accountants and firms in each of the 55 jurisdictions. ALD is hosted by NASBA and access to the system is free to state boards of accountancy.
Accountancy Licensing Library (ALL)
The Accountancy Licensing Library (ALL) is an online resource that provides up-to-date, reliable CPA licensing information for all 55 state boards of accountancy.
This library enables state board members and staff to:
ALL also includes board rules, regulations, procedures and policies and provides official forms in fill-in PDF formats. ALL undergoes a rigorous maintenance process and is updated daily. NASBA reviews state board websites and works closely with individual state boards to further ensure accuracy. To complement ALL, state boards of accountancy can also utilize CredentialNet (see below for more details).
ALL is complimentary for state board staff members.
NASBA routinely hosts training webinars for state boards of accountancy staff members.
CredentialNet is a concierge service for CPA candidates or licensed professionals seeking interstate practice privileges. By assembling and submitting a complete package at one time, CredentialNet helps state boards of accountancy with evaluations for reciprocity and/or granting temporary licenses/permits.
To keep pace with the adoption of mobility legislation by numerous states, state boards are now using CredentialNet to assist with individual substantial equivalency evaluations for practitioners nationwide.
With statutes approved in almost all of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions, and pending in most of the rest, mobility has become a reality for CPAs and accounting firms from coast to coast. Mobility is a practice privilege that generally permits a licensed CPA in good standing from a substantially equivalent state to practice outside of his/her principal place of business without obtaining another license. With CPAmobility.org, CPAs can learn whether mobility applies to their specific situation and whether firm registration or other paperwork is required – all within four simple clicks. Available via mobile phone, CPAmobility.org provides a wealth of information at your fingertips.
NASBA Licensing Services
NASBA has provided licensing services to state boards for more than 25 years. NASBA has the capability and resources to help make the licensing process more efficient for state boards and candidates. NASBA licensing services include application processing, eligibility determination, score reporting and education evaluation. NASBA also provides excellent and reliable customer service to candidates throughout the licensing process.
Wall Certificate Service
NASBA's Wall Certificate Service is designed to enhance the quality of licensing certificates of state boards of accountancy by offering creative, professional design options. With superior custom design, production and processing, this service efficiently produces professional wall certificates that any administering board can be proud to present. Other options include state-of-the-art printing, custom framing and distribution.
National Registry of CPE Sponsors
The National Registry of CPE Sponsors recognizes and highlights continuing professional education (CPE) sponsors that provide CPE programs in accordance with nationally-recognized standards developed jointly by state boards of accountancy, NASBA and AICPA. Because of the respected standards and processes for approval, many boards and associations accept, and others require, that CPE course credits be earned from National Registry sponsors. Further, some boards only accept credits granted by this program.
Quality Assurance Service
The Quality Assurance Service (QAS) recognizes and highlights continuing professional education (CPE ) sponsors that provide self-study CPE programs in accordance with nationally-recognized standards developed jointly by state boards of accountancy, NASBA and AICPA. Because of the respected standards and processes for approval, many boards and associations accept, and others require, that self-study CPE course credits be earned from QAS sponsors. Further, some boards only accept credits granted by this program.
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Investigator Training Series
The Enforcement Resources Committee is pleased to announce the Investigator Training Series. This series of training modules utilizes the Brainshark platform and has been created to provide guidance to assist investigators in understanding the enforcement process for Boards of Accountancy. The modules also include sample forms to help the investigator with the steps of a successful investigation, such as samples of an investigation report, expert engagement letter, or chart for tracking pending investigations.
NASBA Center for Public Trust
The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) provides a platform for corporate America and the accounting profession to explore, promote and advance ethical practices in organizations. To achieve this goal, the CPT hosts seminars and conferences on ethics-related topics and promotes positive ethical behavior with its Being a Difference Awards. CPT is a non-profit organization that seeks contributions from individuals and corporations interested in positively impacting business ethics and ethical leadership.
This is a premier training and networking event available to state board executive directors and staff only. NASBA U is a two-day session held twice a year at NASBA headquarters, located in Nashville, TN. NASBA Scholarships are available to cover travel-related expenses.
NASBA U offers valuable information on a variety of NASBA products and services. Participants are introduced to a variety of tools available to assist state board staff in their various roles. Additionally, attendees have an opportunity to network with fellow state board representatives, meet key members of NASBA staff and tour the NASBA facilities.
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