ALD and CPAverify are now 50 Boards strong! And the news is about to go global!
As dedicated readers of this newsletter, participating Boards and those familiar with the valuable tool know, NASBA launched CPAverify.org in October 2011 in response to the growing need for corporations, CPA firms, and federal agencies to access up-to-date CPA records across multiple jurisdictions. The website, which is a free resource for the public, is as an outward-facing version of ALD which is only available for use by authorized Board of Accountancy personnel.
NASBA’s ALD team and the Communications Department are working together to develop press releases to tout this achievement on behalf of the Boards of Accountancy. Watch for the stories to grace your favorite trade publications’ pages or to pop up on your daily accounting stop in the blogosphere.
NASBA’s ALD/CPAverify Committee and staff have worked to secure support and participation among U.S. Boards of Accountancy since the initial launch. Board participation involves each BOA agreeing to share their official regulatory CPA data with NASBA in an effort to populate CPAverify.org and to meet high standards regarding frequency of feeds and accuracy of data.
ALD successfully reached the “50 milestone” in December 2014 with the on-boarding of New Jersey and CPAverify capped 50 with the addition of Minnesota’s approval in January of 2015. The database now represents 97% of the profession’s licensees. Most importantly, it signifies a strong collaboration among the nation’s Boards of Accountancy.
Regulators have led the charge on populating CPAverify.org. Reaching the 50 milestone is a model of how Boards of Accountancy can work together to address an issue that impacts the nation. The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards has contacted the ALD office to find out how the Boards of Accountancy did it. All NASBA member Boards should be proud of this accomplishment.
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