State Board Report

August 2012

President Ken L. Bishop is urging all State Boards to try NASBA's International Evaluation Services (NIES), which was launched on July 1, 2012. Illinois, Kansas and Washington were the first states to sign up, with New Jersey and New Hampshire also quickly coming on as clients, he reported to the Board of Directors. In New Jersey, NASBA is now the exclusive evaluator for international transcripts.

NIES is specifically designed for evaluating the coursework and credentials of candidates for the CPA Examination and licensure who have been educated outside the United States. Candidates can complete the evaluation application process in about 30 minutes and have their evaluation completed in less than five business days.

NIES gives international candidates one-stop shopping, as they can apply for both an evaluation of international credentials and the Uniform CPA Examination in any state that accepts NIES as an approved foreign transcript service provider. Using this combined process, the candidate will receive a notice to schedule (NTS) within two weeks of submitting his or her transcripts.

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