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State Board Report

April 2017

The NASBA/AICPA Accreditation Task Force continues to have discussions with accrediting bodies and expects to have recommendations to leadership this month and then to have them discussed at the NASBA Regional Meetings in June, NIES Associate Director of Business Development and Research Brentni Henderson told the executive directors’ conference. The Task Force’s final report will focus on transfer credit practices and transcript transparency.

Ms. King reported on provisions that currently exist in the Accountancy Boards’ laws:

  • Limits on non-accredited coursework -55 jurisdictions
  • Community college coursework accepted – 55
  • Specific course requirements – 50
  • Limits on introductory courses –31
  • Military credit acceptance -18
  • Limits on internships – 16
  • Limits on life experience – 10
  • Exam-based education – 2
  • On-line programs/coursework – 1

Looking at the changing education landscape, the Task Force will be asking the State Boards to consider whether their statutes, regulations, polices and rules address the acceptance of new modalities of education. The AICPA/NASBA Task Force includes: Carlos Johnson and Raymond Johnson from NASBA and Tanya Flesher and Sharon Lassar from AICPA plus education consultant Jan Williams and staff from both organizations.

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