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California is the latest state to become a fully active participant in the Accountancy Licensee Database. The other 24 jurisdictions that now have their licensee information on the ALD are: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, CNMI, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. Seven more states are engaged in working towards ALD participation and another dozen are committed to their involvement.
ALD Task Force Chair Dan Sweetwood, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Board, pointed out that in one year there was an 80 percent increase in the number of jurisdictions who have signed on to being part of the ALD. “This momentum can mainly be attributed to executive directors and Boards taking the time to review and discuss ALD with NASBA staff and Task Force members about how the ALD can be a valuable tool for them and the whole accountancy regulatory community,” he observed.
A prototype for the public version of the ALD is slated to be shown at the March Conference for Executive Directors and State Board Staff. The ALD currently provides a secure place for state board staff to share licensee information. To develop the prototype for the second phase of ALD, a subcommittee has been gathering feedback from State Board members and directors on what information should be included in the public version of the ALD.
Members of the ALD Task Force include: Rebecca Adams (CT), Sally Anderson (CA), Patti Bowers (CA), Mark Crocker (TN), Daniel Dustin (NY), Russ Friedewald (IL), Michael Skinner (GA), Edith Steele (OK), Rick Sweeney (WA), Karen Turner (CO), Viki Windfeldt (NV) and Lisa Zolman (WA). NASBA staff support for the project is being provided by Joe Cote, Sandra Davidson, Kenny Denny, Yordanos Dumez and Mike Semich.
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