In the spring edition of NASBA’s State Board Report, I shared a bit of the history regarding the adoption of the 150-hour education requirement, mobility, and substantial equivalency in my President’s Memo. As a matter of fact, I was personally involved in the latter of those initiatives as a NASBA volunteer (while serving as executive director of the Missouri State Board of Accountancy) and ultimately led NASBA’s efforts to pass mobility language in every state.

I recently heard a speech from my counterpart, Barry Melancon, AICPA president and CEO. Barry has had more experience in this area and personally lived through multiple decades of participating and leading in the challenges and successes of these initiatives to strengthen the U.S. accounting profession. While it is unprecedented for NASBA to distribute and recommend that you listen to remarks from the AICPA’s CEO, Barry brings a historic perspective that is important for each of you, as regulators and professionals, to hear.

I will advise you in advance, the video is about 45 minutes long, but I promise you it is well worth your time.

Thank you,

Ken L. Bishop
President and CEO
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy NASBA

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