NASBA Experience Verification Service is the latest initiatives in helping qualified candidates getting the CPA license. See how it works in this video:
This Service is Available in 9 States (for Now)
As of December 2016, NASBA Experience Verification is available in the following states and jurisdictions:
- Washington DC
Candidates that sat for the CPA exam in other states may be eligible to transfer scores to these jurisdictions.
Based on how NASBA rolls out their previous service in the past, more state boards will quickly join once it proves to be successful.
Before exploring this service, please make sure you have:
- Passed 4 parts of the CPA Exam
- Fulfilled your state board’s education requirements for licensure
- 1-2 years of accounting experience
- The ability to hold a conversation in English (there will be an interview)
- Have access to Skype
This is high-end — $500 for domestic candidates, and $700 for international candidates. Payments are made by credit card online.
How the Experience Verification is Done
Given the price, this is designed to be an (almost) hassle-free experience with personalized guidance:
1. NASBA contacts you
A NASBA Client Manager calls you within 2-3 business days of your application. This person will assess your eligibility, help you in selecting / switching state board if necessary, and guide you through the entire process.
These managers come from the NIES team. They have lots of experience in state board rules and credential evaluation.
2. NASBA arranges to have your experience verified
Your experience will be verified by a local provider. It takes about 2 to 6 weeks.
3. Interview with a US CPA
The interview will be conducted either over the phone or through Skype. There is no translation service at the moment.
4. NASBA submits report to State Board
A report will be prepared and submitted to your state board. The process typically takes about 4 to 6 weeks, but can be up to 12 weeks.
- Official Website
- Phone: (615) 564-1450
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is Too Expensive! Are There Alternatives?
There are a few states with more flexible experience requirements. You can try figure this out yourself and arrange exam credit transfers yourself.
Please check out this experience requirement page for more info, and drop a note below if you have question.
You are almost done in your CPA journey. Best of luck!