The April 26 NASBA Board of Directors’ meeting cleared the path for continuous testing on the Uniform CPA Examination as the Board approved Uniform Accountancy Act Model Rule 5-7(a)(2). According to the revised Rule, when system changes have eliminated the need for test window limitations “a Candidate can retake a Test Section once their grade for any previous attempt of the same Test Section has been released.” A recent informal poll of the State Boards’ executive directors found that many states have already started to model their rules after the new Model Rule. NASBA President Ken L. Bishop told the NASBA Board that plans now call for continuous testing to begin by June 30, 2020.

Technically NASBA is over its transition to outsourcing IT operations to CGI (see sbr 2/19), but it may take up to six months to learn the nuances of working in this type of relationship, President Bishop reported. Now that a new large source of technical talent is available to NASBA, prioritizing new projects has become important for enthusiastic NASBA directors. Treasurer Jim Burkes observed that while IT restructuring was costly for NASBA, and has had an impact on the financial report, it was the right move.

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