NASBA International Evaluation Services (NIES)

NASBA is the association of the US State Boards of Accountancy. Its mission is to enhance the effectiveness and to advance the common interests of the State Boards, and one of the latest services offered is an international evaluation service (NIES) for international CPA exam candidates.

 State Boards That Accept NIES Evaluation

As of March 2014, 42 states and jurisdictions accept evaluation from NIES.

AlabamaMarylandOklahoma
AlaskaMassachusettsOregon
ArkansasMichiganPennsylvania
ColoradoMinnesotaPuerto Rico
DelawareMississippiRhode Island
District of ColumbiaMissouriSouth Carolina
FloridaNebraskaSouth Dakota
GeorgiaNevadaTennessee
GuamNew HampshireUtah
HawaiiNew JerseyVermont
IdahoNew MexicoVirginia
IowaNew YorkWashington
KansasNorth DakotaWest Virginia
MaineOhioWyoming

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • As a service provided by NASBA, NIES should have the best relationship (and thus best understanding) with the various state boards
  • Online application and payment is convenient for international candidates
  • Fast turnaround time

Cons

  • Relatively expensive at $200 per evaluation.
  • Original and official documents are required.

Submission Details

  • Complete set of official transcript, marksheets, certificates sent directly from the institutions.
  • An official or notarized copy of English translation is required for non-English document.
  • You can request that your original documents be returned when submitting your application. Please expect to pay the related return shipping costs.

Turnaround Time

  •  Less than 5 business days after all documentation is received.

Pricing

  •  International credential evaluation – $200
  • Additional education evaluation – $100
  • Change in jurisdiction evaluation – $50 (e.g. when you decide to register for Texas instead of Florida)
  • Please click here for the pricing schedule

Payment Method

  • Credit card through the online application system.

Other Information

Contact

NASBA International Evaluation Services
PO Box 198727
Nashville, TN 37219
USA

Courier mailing address:
150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 850
Nashville TN, 37219
USA

  • Phone (toll free): (855) 468-5382
  • Phone (local): (615) 277-9077
  • Fax: (615) 324-1268
  • Email: nies@nasba.org