Please Note: If your institution is accredited by one of the regionally accrediting bodies in the United States, you do not need an international education evaluation for the CPA examination. Send your official transcripts to the state board for review. The accrediting bodies are listed below:
How long is the evaluation process?
Due to extremely high demand, the NIES team is currently able to complete evaluations in a 10 week time frame. An additional 2-4 weeks can potentially be added to the 10 week time frame for a quality assurance review of the report to ensure 100% accuracy. The volume of incoming applications has created a large backlog of applications to process. We are working diligently to decrease the processing time, and we appreciate your patience.
Currently, NASBA International Evaluation Services does not serve my jurisdiction. Which international evaluation services are accepted by my jurisdiction?
We have compiled a listing of accepted international evaluation services, organized by jurisdiction, in order to serve you.
How to Apply
How to Change Jurisdiction or Add Additional Education
Does NIES evaluate for any other jurisdictions that are not listed on the Services and Fees page?
No, NIES only evaluates international education for the Boards of Accountancy that are listed on our website. Each Board of Accountancy must approve international education evaluation companies to be accepted by the board for review of documents for examination and licensure. If you are uncertain that NIES can complete an evaluation for a specific jurisdiction, please contact our office for more information.
What is the difference between an examination and licensure evaluation?
The evaluation for examination is for candidates who have not completed the four sections of the CPA Examination. For many jurisdictions, education requirements vary between examination and licensure. Our reports list all accounting/business course requirements necessary to determine both examination and licensing eligibility for the selected jurisdiction. Please Note: NIES does not evaluate for licensing for the New York Board of Accountancy.
My education was denied for the CPA examination and I need to take additional courses. Where do I need to go to take classes?
You can take additional classes from a recognized institution in your home country, or you can take additional classes from an accredited school in the United States. Please visit our Resources for Deficient Education page for information on accredited schools.
Do you evaluate documents for admissions, immigration or employment purposes?
Our team does offer education evaluations for students and professionals outside of the accounting profession. However, the service must be requested through our wholly owned subsidiary, Aequo International.
I sent official transcripts in a sealed envelope for evaluation purposes to NIES. Will the documents be returned to me?
NIES will retain all official transcripts sent to our office for review by you and the issuing institution. NIES will destroy official transcripts four times each year during January, April, July and October. A scanned image of all documents received will be maintained indefinitely.
My university sent official transcripts to NIES for evaluation purposes. How long will the transcripts be kept on file?
Copies of official transcripts and certificates will be maintained in electronic format indefinitely. NIES will destroy official transcripts four times each year during January, April, July and October. Please note that original documents that are irreplaceable WILL NOT be destroyed.
What type of payments will NASBA International Evaluation Services accept?
Credit card payments are accepted through our online application system.
My institution/degree program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Do I need an education evaluation?
My institution/degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Do I need an education evaluation?
What if my institution no longer exists?
If your academic institution no longer exists, please contact your Ministry of Education or governmental accrediting body for educational documentation. Your country’s embassy or consulate may also be of service to you.
How do I submit my documents for language translation?
You have the option to mail in copies or upload scanned images of documents that require translation. Please contact us if you are not sure which documents are needed for the credential evaluation because NIES will conduct translations and issue charges on every page received. NIES does not accept original or irreplaceable documents.
How will I receive my finished language translation?
You will receive an e mail when the translation is uploaded to your candidate portal. Hard copies will be sent out only upon request.
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