CPEtracking Program for the Virginia Board of Accountancy
The Virginia Board of Accountancy (“Board”), working with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (“NASBA”), is offering Virginia licensees a tool for recording and tracking their earned CPE credits. The service is open and available to all active licensed Virginia CPAs. All active licensees will receive a letter that includes their sign-in information to use this service.
In general, CPAs are encouraged to use the program as a CPE record keeping resource. Pro-active CPAs could also get a head start on a potential audit, as when the program goes live in Virginia (planned for Fall 2014) the VBOA will require the CPEtracking program for submitting proof of CPE compliance when conducting an audit.
Those licensees selected for CPE audit are required to submit earned CPE records using the CPEtracking platform, including supporting documentation for the reporting period being audited. They must have Certificates of Completion in an electronic format such as PDF or JPEG files. Paper documents will need to be scanned in advance of entering credit information so they can be attached to the CPE credit records in their accounts.
Once the licensee submits their CPE information for the audit, the Virginia Board of Accountancy staff will review all submitted supporting documentation to assure that it corresponds with the CPE course and credit information supplied by the licensees and that it adheres to the Virginia Board’s policies for acceptable supporting documentation.