NASBA International Evaluation Services provides an online application for applicants. We do not have a paper-based application available for use. Along with your online application for an international credential evaluation, you are required to provide the following:
Currently, NASBA International Evaluation Services evaluates only for the CPA profession.
Official documents must be received via postal service directly from the issuing institution in an unopened university sealed envelope in order for the evaluation to be released to the requested Board of Accountancy. NIES destroys official transcripts regularly. A scanned image of all documents received will be maintained indefinitely. Please note that we no longer accept irreplaceable original documents.
Education Verification Option
If you are not able to have your university issue official educational documents, NASBA International Evaluation Services (NIES) offers an alternative option called Education Verification. Education Verification will allow you to submit copies of your original documents via email. NIES will then confirm if these documents are authentic, saving you the inconvenience of obtaining official educational documents. NIES realizes that some universities may have a difficult process to release official educational documentation.
The education verification option is an additional fee that will need to be paid separate from the international evaluation fee. Obtaining the Education Verification does not have a standard turnaround time. The time to complete the authenticity verification will depend on the country of your education and your institution’s responsiveness.
Syllabi and Course Descriptions
In order to prepare an evaluation report for the CPA examination, we may request an official syllabus or course description for all accounting and business courses at the post-secondary level (university level). A syllabus or course description may be required to assess your accounting and business studies at the post-secondary level for the CPA examination. An official syllabus or course description may be obtained from your university or college. Official syllabi or course descriptions must be on university or college letterhead or published on the university’s website. Please contact our office if you have any questions about providing syllabi or course descriptions for your accounting and business courses.
We will evaluate coursework from accounting professional organizations on a case-by-case basis. If you have coursework from the Institute of Chartered Accountants or a similar organization, please have your official certificates and examination information along with study plans, syllabi, or course descriptions sent in a sealed envelope from the issuing organization
Certified English Translations
If your official transcript and/or diploma is not in English, you must have the document translated before our office can process your application. NIES offers translation services for documents in most languages. Fees vary by language and are charged on a per-page basis. If there are significantly more than 250 words on one page then an additional payment may be required.
In addition to these translations, you must provide us with your original or official transcripts issued directly from your university.
Certified English translations of transcripts, certificates, or diplomas must be provided by any member of the American Translators Association (ATA), your university, or the ministry of education of the documents issuing country. The following standards will apply to English translations:
The applicant will be held responsible for submitting falsified or fraudulent documents. In the event that NASBA International Evaluation Services determines that documents submitted have been forged, the applicant will be denied an evaluation, all fees will be forfeited, and the appropriate boards will be notified.
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