Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia were the first Boards of Accountancy to migrate from the CPE Tracking legacy system to the new NASBA CPE Audit Services system in April. Eight additional Boards are scheduled to begin participation in early summer and a third wave of Boards is scheduled for September 2019. Additional Board requests are currently being accepted.
Long gone are the days of paper-based audit processes: The new CPE Audit Service is a turnkey web application solution for managing the CPE audit process. This online system will help streamline CPE audits and is designed to be used by both individual CPAs and Boards of Accountancy. The new system comes at no cost to Boards, as a benefit of their NASBA membership.
Created and customized with CPAs and Boards in mind, the application allows CPA users to enter or upload CPE information and documentation, view CPE records fed in directly from participating CPE program providers, monitor their CPE compliance by jurisdiction and submit their CPE information to the Board when selected for audit. Boards will be able to generate audit pools or upload an audit pool into the system, monitor workflow dashboards, run numerous reports, and receive and conduct CPE audits all within the system.
Participating CPE course providers can send or up load electronic attendance records for CPAs using the CPE ID number assigned to each CPA and easily review their file processing and records through the system.
“NASBA believes moving to an online system and promoting the acceptance of electronic records will dramatically improve the efficiency of the CPE audit process, and lead to greater compliance with CPE rules, which is in the best interest of the public. We look forward to getting the newly participating Boards up and running soon,” said Maria L. Caldwell, Chief Legal Officer and Director of Compliance Services.
Boards of Accountancy interested in a brief demonstration of the CPE Audit Service platform should contact Erin Buchanan, Sr. Account Manager, CPE Audit Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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