NASBA has developed products and services to assist with each stage of the CPA lifecycle: exam, licensure and education, as well as other complementary services.
CPA Examination Services
As NASBA’s flagship program, CPA Examination Services (CPAES) provides a comprehensive array of services related to the Uniform CPA Examination. A few of these services include application processing, credential evaluations and score reporting. Outsourcing these services to the experienced and reliable professionals at NASBA enables Boards of Accountancy to provide candidates with a positive examination experience while remaining focused on other critical regulatory functions – like enforcement and rule making. View a list of participating CPAES jurisdictions.
CPA Central is NASBA’s headquarters for the Uniform CPA Examination, serving those who wish to take the Exam in a jurisdiction supported by CPA Examination Services (CPAES), NASBA’s flagship program. In addition to the user-friendly online application for first-time, re-examination and pre-evaluation (where available) candidates, CPA Central gives Exam takers everything they need in one place, including online score retrieval, Notice to Schedule reprints, application status and history, and quick links that provide useful information on a variety of Exam-related topics, from how the Exam is scored to testing in international locations.
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NASBA Advisory Evaluation
The Advisory Evaluation service aims to guide students along a clear path to the CPA Exam, offering a comprehensive understanding of how their current education is viewed by Boards of Accountancy. Advisory Evaluations identify which requirements must be satisfied before a candidate is eligible to sit for the Exam in their chosen jurisdiction, eliminating potential delays.
National Candidate Database
The National Candidate Database (NCD) is a database of CPA candidate information created to help NASBA, Boards of Accountancy, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and testing centers protect the personal data provided by candidates during application and examination processes. As a central repository for all CPA Examination candidate information, the NCD is a global tracking system for CPA Examination candidates. With the ability to track a candidate’s history, from initial application to grading of the Examination, the NCD is a powerful tool for managing testing information.
The NASBA Report on the CPA Exam
The NASBA Report on the Uniform CPA Examination is the go-to resource for annual statistics and trends of candidates taking the Uniform CPA Examination. The all new, re-designed Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination – 2019 Edition combines the Jurisdiction and University Editions into a single publication. The 2019 Edition includes the popular university rankings, accreditation reporting and cohort tracking, and introduces multi-year trending and percent pass by degree type. This information, available only from NASBA, offers the best overview of CPA Examination trends from around the world, and at the jurisdiction and university level.
NASBA International Evaluation Services
Currently providing services to 53 jurisdictions, NASBA International Evaluation Services (NIES) is dedicated to the professional and standardized evaluation of international coursework and credentials for candidates applying for the Uniform CPA Examination and licensure.
Guam Test Center
NASBA’s Guam Testing Center administers the Uniform CPA Examination and other miscellaneous exams including admissions exams, certificate exams and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to international candidates (primarily from Korea and China). Because of the center’s prime location, international candidates find it an advantageous destination for taking these exams
Accountancy Licensing Library
Given the ever-changing regulatory environment and adoption of mobility legislation in most states, it is a challenge to remain up to date on the various CPA and firm licensing laws and rules among all Boards of Accountancy. The Accountancy Licensing Library (ALL) helps remove the complexity from the CPA license and firm registration process for busy accounting professionals. This valuable resource contains comprehensive and accurate information for the different types of CPA licenses (initial, reciprocal, mobility/practice privilege and firm registration). Access to ALL is available for purchase by the public and CPA firms. NASBA offers complimentary accounts to Boards of Accountancy, accounting program chairs at colleges and universities, as well as individuals working to prepare professional licensure disclosures for their institution.
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CredentialNet, a service of the NQAS, is an Individual Substantial Equivalency evaluation service for the purposes of mobility and/or reciprocal licensure.
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With statutes approved in 54 of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions, individual mobility has become a reality for CPAs from coast to coast. In addition, 33 jurisdictions now offer firm mobility. For individuals, mobility is a practice privilege that generally permits licensed CPAs in good standing, from a substantially equivalent state, to practice outside of their principal place of business without obtaining another license. Likewise, firms meeting the ownership and peer review requirements of the mobility jurisdiction may provide attest services in another state where it is not registered and does not have a physical office, under a “no notice, no fee, no escape” regime. With CPAmobility.org, CPAs can learn whether mobility applies to their specific situation and whether firm registration or other paperwork is required – all within four clicks. Desktop and mobile access to CPAmobility.org provides a wealth of information at your fingertips.
NASBA Licensing Services
With the capability and resources to help make the licensing process more efficient for Boards of Accountancy and applicants, NASBA has provided licensing and renewal services to Boards of Accountancy for more than 25 years. CPA Licensing Services include application processing, eligibility determination, electronic file transmissions and board reporting for both initial and renewal applicants. NASBA provides excellent and reliable customer service to applicants throughout the entire licensing process. NASBA also offers a service to state boards requiring CPE auditing assistance for the purposes of renewal and/or annual audits.
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NASBA Experience Verification
The NASBA Experience Verification service was launched in 2016 in response to the accounting profession’s increasing need for a coherent and standardized experience validation and verification process for international and domestic CPA licensure applicants. With the careful guidance of a NASBA client manager, applicants are led through the process and interviewed by a NASBA CPA. Additionally, their work experience is verified. The client managers liaise with both the Board of Accountancy and the applicant to ensure that all requirements are met before the licensure application is sent out for board review.
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CPAverify.org is a CPA license search tool populated by official, publicly available, CPA licensing data sent from Boards of Accountancy to a central database. With 54 jurisdictions participating, CPAverify.org is the only official, free, single-source national database of licensed CPAs available to the public. Whether verifying that your CPA is actively licensed and in good standing or checking the professional history of a potential employee, CPAverify.org provides individuals and organizations alike a convenient and credible way to research a CPA without having to search each Board of Accountancy’s website individually.
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Accountancy Licensee Database (ALD)
Created to assist Boards of Accountancy with their regulatory mission, the Accountancy Licensee Database (ALD) is a central repository of current licensee and firm information. Fifty-four Boards of Accountancy are currently participating, with Hawaii actively working toward implementation. This new addition puts NASBA closer to realizing its goal of housing current and accurate licensing and disciplinary information for individual CPAs and firms from each of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions. The ALD is hosted by NASBA and access to the system is free to Boards of Accountancy.
If you are an Executive Director or Board of Accountancy staff who would like login information to ALD, please contact the ALD team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to sign in at https://ald.nasba.org.
National Registry of CPE Sponsors
The National Registry of CPE Sponsors was created to recognize CPE program sponsors that provide continuing professional education programs in accordance with nationally recognized standards. Only learning providers that are committed to offering high-quality continuing education programs, which improve a CPA’s professional competence, are listed on the Registry, and NASBA is proud to have over 2,000 currently approved. The National Registry of CPE Sponsors’ logo is the seal of approval for CPE. When you see that logo, you can trust that the continuing education you receive will be of the highest quality.
Find a list of these high-quality providers at nasbaregistry.org.
Learn how to get your courses listed and become a Sponsor.
Click the following link to Confirm Registry Sponsor status.
CPE Audit Service
NASBA’s CPE Audit Service offers a platform designed to assist Boards of Accountancy with conducting the periodic audits for compliance with continuing professional education requirements. The service allows CPAs to report CPE hours and documentation, electronically, to the board. It offers a turnkey solution for Boards of Accountancy to more efficiently and effectively manage their overall CPE audit process. The service is a benefit of NASBA membership for state boards that participate in the Accountancy Licensee Database (ALD) and have their licensee data records linked with other records across state lines. There are 12 boards currently using the CPE Audit Service to assist with CPE reporting and conducting audits of their professionals’ compliance with their CPE requirements, with two additional boards being added by January 2023.
Learn more and see which states are participating at https://nasba.org/cpeaudit
Click here to sign in at https://cpeauditservice.nasba.org
Send questions about using the service to email@example.com
NASBA Center for Public Trust
The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) provides a platform for corporate America and the accounting profession to explore, promote and advance ethical practices in organizations. To achieve this goal, the NASBA CPT hosts seminars and conferences on ethics-related topics and promotes positive ethical behavior with its Being a Difference Awards. The NASBA Center for the Public Trust is a non-profit organization that seeks contributions from individuals and corporations interested in positively impacting business ethics and ethical leadership.
Learn more at thecpt.org
Student Center for the Public Trust
The NASBA Center for the Public Trust created Student Center for the Public Trust (StudentCPT) chapters to focus on educating and engaging future business leaders on ethics, accountability and integrity. StudentCPT chapters are based on college campuses and are inter-disciplinary, student-run organizations committed to understanding, addressing and promoting ethics in business. StudentCPT events are also great opportunities to network with business leaders throughout NASBA, Boards of Accountancy and beyond.
Learn more at StudentCPT.org
NASBAstore.org is a marketplace of CPA Exam products and services, including score transfers and license verifications, available for use by all Boards of Accountancy. The NASBAstore serves many of the needs of today’s accounting professionals. It is also the home of NASBA’s Wall Certificate Service, offering creative, professional design options to enhance the appearance of licensing certificates and license cards. The Wall Certificate Service offers state-of-the-art printing, timely processing and distribution of plastic license cards and decorative wall certificates. NASBAstore also offers custom framing options, CPA-branded cuff links, mugs, mouse pads and pens to show off the pride that comes with being a CPA.
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