NASBA Launches CPA Experience Verification Service

NASBA announced the launch of a new service – CPA Experience Verification. This service was created in response to the accounting profession’s increasing need for a more coherent and standardized experience validation and verification process for international and domestic CPA licensure applicants.

Through this efficient experience verification process, applicants seeking licensure as CPAs in the United States will be paired with a NASBA client manager to guide them through the application process, followed by verification of work experience by the DataFlow Group – a global provider of specialized Primary Source Verification (PSV) solutions – and an interview with a licensed CPA to further validate the applicant’s requisite experience and determine if the applicant is qualified for licensure.

To apply for the service, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Pass the Uniform CPA Examination, and
  • Meet the educational and experience requirements for licensure (as outlined by the specific U.S. Board of Accountancy).

At the completion of the application process, a final report will be sent to the specific Board of Accountancy for licensure consideration and approval.

Ken Bishop, president and CEO of NASBA, says, “The launch of the experience verification service directly aligns with our mission of enhancing the effectiveness of the Boards of Accountancy. It is a much-needed service for international and domestic CPA candidates.”

The service is available in the following U.S. jurisdictions: Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin. Individuals interested in the service are asked to submit an electronic Interest Form and visit the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about the service.