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.
NASBA International Evaluation Services
NASBA International Evaluation Services is dedicated to the professional evaluation of international coursework and credentials for candidates applying for CPA examination and licensure.
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. With 46 jurisdictions currently participating and more in the implementation phase, we envision it growing to include current and accurate licensing and disciplinary information for individual accountants and firms from all 55 jurisdictions. ALD is hosted by NASBA and access to the system is free to Executive Directors and their authorized Board of Accountancy staff.
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.
CPE Audit Service
NASBA's CPE Audit Service offers a platform designed to assist Boards of Accountancy with conducting the periodic audits for compliance with their Continuing Professional Education requirements. The CPEtracking system is configured for CPAs to report CPE hours and documentation electronically to the Board. It offers a turnkey solution allowing Boards of Accountancy to more efficiently and effectively manage their overall CPE audit process. The service is complimentary and available for use by Boards participating in the Accountancy Licensee Database (ALD) with licensee data records that are properly linked across state lines.
CredentialNet, a service of the National Qualification Appraisal Service (NQAS), is an Individual Substantial Equivalency evaluation service for the purposes of mobility and/or reciprocal licensure.
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.
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.
Looking for CPE to meet your requirements? Find CPE courses anywhere in the country! Visit learningmarket.org to search through more than 14,000 CPE courses to find just what you need. You can even narrow your search by date, location, subject area, number of credit hours, CPE provider, delivery method, and more! With all of the different continuing education options out there, Learning Market makes finding the exact CPE course faster and easier. Learning Market is also a comprehensive resource for learning providers presently listed on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors or those that wish to join. Video tutorials, newsletters, sample forms, best practices and online applications are all part of the site.
Investigator Training Series
This series of training modules (introduced by NASBA's Enforcement Resources Committee) 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. Featured samples include an investigation report, expert engagement letter, and a chart for tracking pending investigations.
NASBA's Legislative Tracking system was created specifically for Boards of Accountancy to monitor legislation that affect the regulation of the accounting profession, as well as any amendments made to legislation during the legislative process. This is an important and unprecedented step to enhance the effectiveness and advance the common interests of all Boards of Accountancy by allowing Boards to become more readily aware of key pieces of legislation that could greatly impact their regulatory responsibility.
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 NASBA CPT hosts seminars and conferences on ethics-related topics and promotes positive ethical behavior with its Being a Difference Awards. The NASBA Center for the Public Trust 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.
Communications and Outreach
NASBA's Communications Department offers complimentary communications that are creative, attractive and relevant to Boards of Accountancy. Services include design and editorial services for newsletters, brochures, annual reports and video production.
NASBAstore.org is a comprehensive marketplace of CPA Exam products and services, including score transfers and license verifications, which are available for all Boards of Accountancy to use. The NASBAstore also serves many of the needs of today's accounting professional, including state-of-the-art printing, timely processing and distribution of CPA license cards. It is also the home of NASBA's Wall Certificate Service, which offers creative, professional design options to enhance the quality of licensing certificates for Boards of Accountancy. In addition, NASBAstore offers CPA-branded cuff links, mugs, mouse pads and pens to show off the pride that comes with being a Certified Public Accountant.
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