Combining Worldwide Reach With Local Resources

Author: David Costello, CPA, NASBA President and CEO
Posted: July 18, 2011

Welcome to NASBA’s improved and expanded website. We’ve enhanced our online offerings to reflect our role as the trusted resource for the state boards, CPA professionals, firms and Learning Provider communities, and hope that you’ll take some time to explore the site, check out our new capabilities and let us know what you think. We’re always looking for ways to improve, so please tell us if you’d like to see something added or expanded.

In many ways, the website reflects what we as an organization have been doing to further support the communities we serve. Our reputation as a trusted resource will only be enhanced throughout 2011, as we continue to support the state boards of accountancy, begin the international administration of the CPA Examination, expand our education partnerships, grow our new international call center, and strengthen our continuing-education partnerships through our Learning Market website and much more.

These areas of growth are a complement to NASBA’s existing roster of services to the 55 state and jurisdictional boards of accountancy that comprise our membership. Through those boards, we work with every licensed CPA in the United States and its territories to protect the public.

We are two organizations:

  • NASBA itself, which engages in all the accountancy-related areas that the state boards are involved: licensing, examinations, administration, regulatory activities and enforcement disciplines.
  • The Center for the Public Trust, our ethics arm, a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is: To champion the public trust by advancing ethical leadership in business, institutions and organizations..

Even as it works for its constituencies through these service avenues, NASBA continues to turn its attentions outward.

We just opened an international call center in Guam, and are now taking applications for international testing, something we will offer starting in August. We currently plan to offer the exam in Japan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. Our expanded outreach will help raise the worldwide visibility of the U.S. CPA. That’s a very exciting venture for all of us.

On these shores, we are growing the National Registry of CPE Providers through our dynamic Learning Market system so that we can continue to help CPAs with their professional development over their entire career. We also are adding membership and many other new features to the Center for the Public Trust’s current offerings.

Please return often, as we’ll be posting blog entries not only from staff, but also from our board members and industry experts on a regular basis. Be sure to leave us comments on what you’re finding useful, as well as what you’d like to see us add to the page.

And also join our new social media group. We’ve expanded our presence there as well. We think these dialogues will be instrumental in keeping NASBA’s many audiences in the loop with our activities and initiatives, now and in the future.

Current CPAs, firms, state boards and other financial professionals are encouraged to follow our activities on our new social media outlets to get the latest news, updates and important information:


Financial Professionals Forum


CPA Exam candidates can continue to keep the conversation going on the CPA Exam process and updates, along with the latest news, information and updates, the impact that NASBA has on the profession and other ways to interact with us past the examination process:



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