If you are a CPA with an active license from a non-substantially equivalent state and need your individual CPA qualifications evaluated, you may submit an application to CredentialNet, a service of NQAS. The Substantial Equivalency Evaluation report is accepted as verification in most states.

How To Apply

Click the link below to begin the online evaluation process.

> Begin Evaluation

Individual Substantial Equivalency Evaluation Requirements

  • Good Character – Applicants must not have a history of dishonest or felonious acts.
  • Education – Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree. Starting January 1, 2012 applicants must have 150 hours of education.
  • Examination – Applicants must have passed all sections of the Uniform CPA Examination.
  • Experience – Applicants must have one year of experience providing any type of service or advice using accounting, attest, compilation, management advisory, financial advisory, tax or consulting skills.


The following fees are applicable to the individual substantial equivalency evaluation only.

Evaluation Fee: $250


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