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Service aims to provide accounting professionals world-wide with a reputable experience verification option for CPA licensure

NASHVILLE, TENN., (APRIL 20, 2016) — The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) today announces the launch of a new service – CPA Experience Verification. This service was created in response to the accounting profession’s increasing need for a more coherent and standardized experience validation and verification process for international and domestic CPA licensure applicants.

Through this efficient experience verification process, applicants seeking licensure as certified public accountants (CPAs) in the United States will be paired with a NASBA client manager to guide them through the application process, followed by verification of work experience by DataFlow Group – a global provider of specialized Primary Source Verification (PSV) solutions – and an interview with a licensed CPA to further validate the applicant’s requisite experience and determine if the applicant is qualified for licensure.

To apply for the Experience Verification service, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Pass the Uniform CPA Examination, and
  • Meet the educational and experience requirements for licensure (as outlined by the specific U.S. Board of Accountancy)

At the completion of the application process, a final report will be sent to the specific Board of Accountancy for licensure consideration and approval.

Ken L. Bishop, President and CEO of NASBA, shared, "The launch of the Experience Verification service directly aligns with our mission of enhancing the effectiveness of the Boards of Accountancy. It is a much needed service for international and domestic CPA candidates."

NASBA’s Experience Verification service is currently available in the following U.S. Jurisdictions:


Individuals interested in the service are asked to submit an electronic Interest Form and visit the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about the service.


Celebrating more than 100 years of service, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) serves as a forum for the nation’s Boards of Accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license more than 700,000 certified public accountants and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States.

NASBA’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness and advance the common interests of the Boards of Accountancy in meeting their regulatory responsibilities. The Association promotes the exchange of information among accountancy boards, serving the needs of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions.

NASBA is headquartered in Nashville, TN, with satellite offices in New York, NY, and San Juan, PR, and an International Computer Testing and Call Center in Guam.

About the DataFlow Group

The DataFlow Group is a leading global provider of specialised Primary Source Verification (PSV) solutions, and critical background screening and immigration compliance services. Clients across the public and private sectors rely on the DataFlow Group to mitigate potential risk by exposing forged academic degrees, employment certificates and practice licenses, as well as fraudulent passports and work permits.

To ensure that hired professionals have the qualifications they claim, the DataFlow Group utilizes cutting-edge technologies and leverages an expansive network of over 60,000 issuing authorities throughout more than 185 countries and territories to liaise with primary sources and verify the authenticity of documents submitted by candidates, in accordance with Joint Commission International (JCI) guidelines.

To date, the DataFlow Group – which is headquartered in Hong Kong – has undertaken hundreds of thousands of compliance screening and verification checks for professionals on behalf of various governments, quasigovernment, regulatory and large multinational organisations.

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