Author: Kyle Barrier, Associate Director, NASBA International Evaluation Services
    Posted: Jan. 26, 2024

    CPA candidates for the 36 U.S. jurisdictions (in bold) serviced by NASBA’s CPA Examination Services (CPAES) that have received their International Evaluation Report, must now apply to The CPA Portal for an eligibility determination. There is an additional fee for the Education Evaluation Application with the CPA Portal. The additional fee is for the Board of Accountancy coordinator at NASBA to review your completed International Evaluation Report and compare it to the education requirements needed to qualify for the CPA Exam in that jurisdiction. l All CPA Exam candidates are required to pay this fee.

    Candidates needing to equate their higher education obtained outside the United States to the equivalence in the U.S. education system, must first pay an international evaluation fee through NASBA International Evaluation Services (NIES). Organizations that perform international education evaluations, such as Foreign Academic Credentials Service (FACS)and NASBA International Evaluation Services (NIES), review many details of the international higher education, such as school accreditation, program requirements, courses completed, etc. Education obtained outside the United States is equated and converted into an easy-to-read report (similar to a U.S. transcript) so the Board of Accountancy coordinator can review it and determine eligibility like they do for a U.S. transcript.

    Once you are deemed eligible on the CPA Portal, you will be able to log back into the CPA Portal and pay the CPA Exam section fees. Remember, CPA Exam sections must be paid for one at a time.

    Please view the following Flow Chart regarding the application process for candidates with completed International Evaluation Reports.

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